A virtual book launch will be held Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. CST for a new collection What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family, edited by Minnesota poet and author Sun Yung Shin.
Through 14 contributors, this book relates, in individual stories, how newcomers to Minnesota bring their own culinary traditions and may re-create food memories at home, introduce new friends and neighbors to their favorite dishes, and explore comforting flavors and experiences of hospitality at local restaurants, community gatherings, and spiritual ceremonies.
It also explores the broader context of how food can unify, heal, and bring people together across generations and cultures. It is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Shin is a multi-award winning poet and author of the bestselling anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. Her most recent poetry collection is The Wet Hex (April 2022).