Chuseok, milk, bananas, school lunch

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In her first cookbook “Arabiyya,” Reem Assil focuses on food as a tool of resistance and a reclamation of heritage. Illustration by Cece Carpio.

Food & Wine Best New Chef Ji Hye Kim puts a Midwestern spin on classic Korean dishes to celebrate the harvest festival known as Chuseok. Journalist Ruth Conniff describes the complicated relationship between midwestern dairy farm owners and the undocumented immigrants who keep them running. Banana diversity in India makes the fruit ubiquitous and vital to the country’s culture. Anthropologist Deepa Reddy explains. Attorney generals in Republican states have filed a lawsuit against the USDA and its non-discrimination policies which may leave some students with empty lunch trays. Chef Reem Assil went from advocating for social justice rights to finding a community through bread. In the midst of a heatwave, chef Shiho Yoshikawa shops for black mission figs for ice cream.