David Insixiengmay’s Nam Khao

David Insixiengmay’s Nam Khao (Lao crispy rice salad)

A hub fo the local Lao community When Bounneung and Sengdeuane Insixiengmay opened Kitchener’s Lao-Thai Super Store in 1991, in many ways, they couldn’t have been farther from their homeland. In Laos, they lived their lives against the backdrop of war. It was a reality they left about a decade earlier, with Sengdeuane’s brother, by crossing the Mekong on a tire and landing in […] Read more…

Carolina Miranda’s Moqueca and Rice

Carolina Miranda’s Moqueca and Rice (Brazilian fish stew and rice)

Food in my family has always been sacred When Carolina Miranda was about eight or nine, she announced that one day she would move to a country more than 9,000 kilometres from her Brazilian homeland – Canada. “I just remember a growing feeling. My parents always bought us magazines like National Geographic, so I think […] Read more…