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Just Say No To Pumpkin Hummus! How Immigrant Food Entrepreneurs Process Thanksgiving

Immigrant-owned businesses that specialize in foods rooted in their native country face a challenge when Thanksgiving rolls around: Embrace or skip entirely? Some restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and chefs incorporate hints of turkey, cranberry sauce, or pumpkin flourishes into their foods—a nod, even if a deconstructed one. Others say it’s best to steer clear. “You are not […]

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These Immigrant Entrepreneurs Faced Looters And Bullets To Save Their Market. For Now.

Established in 2006, the Midtown Global Market was a pioneering marketplace in Minneapolis and nationwide, a haven for immigrant entrepreneurs. Over the years, they brought new life to the neighborhood surrounding the old art deco Sears store on East Lake Street. The Market has given a chance for many people, like husband-and-wife chefs Hassan Ziadi […]