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‘The Other Ones’ and the comfort of food

By Martin and Rich Lee

What makes a place your home? For many immigrants, it’s the comfort of food but it’s not always easy to buy kimchi, curry, or that special brand of fermented soybean paste. Access to food is one of the invisible privileges that make it easy for some to never feel the need to move. Fortunately, it’s getting easier to find these food staples, though it’s not like a Chinese restaurant in every town or city.

Martin and Rich Lee are second-generation Korean American brothers. Martin is a retired elementary school teacher and the illustrator of the strip. Rich is a professor of psychology in Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota and writes the content.

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