The centerpiece at every celebration? Food. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting stories and recipes that bring everyone together.
Meals with Meaning
Food is an expression of love. And in Asian cultures, it’s a deeply communal one. In place of mains and sides, dishes are shared. Meals are meant to deepen family bonds, make new friends, and connect with one another.
And yet, this experience at the table stands in stark contrast to what the AAPI Community has felt in the country at large. A survey from the policy research group AAPI Data found that 1 in 6 Asian Americans experienced a hate crime or incident in 2021—up from 1 in 8 in 2020. WW stands for the wellbeing of everybody, and every body. And so we join hands to support all in the AAPI community by celebrating their rich culinary heritage. Because sharing food isn’t just an act of love. It can be a radical act against hate.
Our Food, Our Selves
Two WW staffers share how their Asian-American identities stoked a passion for cooking.