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Extra Spicy
Mar 1, 2021
Chuck E. Cheese & Ferrero Rocher: How Immigrants Learn to be American
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The child of Iranian-Armenian refugees, writer and journalist Liana Aghajanian shares stories of growing up in the United States, the role that places like Chuck E. Cheese, Sizzler and IKEA have in teaching immigrant communities how to be American, and how she approaches writing about immigrant experiences in a way that embraces their nuances. Her multimedia project, Dining in Diaspora, documents the Armenian experience in America through food.

Related: Read Liana Aghajanian’s piece about Ferrero Rocher at Thrillist.com.

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