“cooking has always been a conversation between my own lifestyle and the culture i’m from,” says food photographer and recipe developer hannah che (@hannah__chia ), who has lived all over the world — from pittsburgh, pennsylvania, to guangdong, china. “honoring my heritage means connecting the food i make to the past, but also using it as a conversation to explore my own identity and tell my own story.”
for hannah, #apaheritagemonth helps celebrate the diversity of asian pacific american people’s cultures and origins. “but it shouldn’t just be this month,” she says. “there are so many incredible things that asian pacific americans are doing out there that really should be more visible year round.”
this post is in celebration of asian pacific american heritage month, celebrated every may in the united states.
photo by @hannah__chia