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The simple, soulful dish these Somali refugees brought to America

Original story at Mother Jones• 16 mentions • 8 months ago

When Halimo Isaac arrived in Oakland, California, with her three daughters in 2012, American food smelled so weird to her she couldn't stomach it for the first week. When she went to make the spiced milky tea that her family drinks daily, there was another problem, her daughter Fatuma Hussein tells me: "We didn't know this kind of stove, how to turn it on and off." Up until this point in their lives, they had always heated water with coals from a fire. But after these small hiccups, the mother of six soon set to work making the Somali food ...