Saehee Cho How food creates communities.

Saehee Cho How food creates communities.


  • Words George Upton
  • Photography Justin Chung

For Saehee Cho, a cook, writer and food stylist, food offers a unique way to bring people together—whether youre reconciling generational divides, helping your community, or just making time to connect with friends over dinner.There’s something so communicative about cooking for someone and having them eat your food,” she says.

Cho started cooking professionally while studying creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts, baking cakes for her classmates as a way to unwind. When you come from an immigrant family in the U.S., you tend to bridge cultural gaps and language gaps with food,” she adds, referring to her own experience growing up within a Korean household in California. Her cakes led to her being hired by the university as a caterer, and to Cho sub...

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