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Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19483
Description: Shavetta grew up in India and moved to New York after getting married in 2002. She has been living with her in-laws in Astoria for twelve years, except for a two year period in which she lived in Coro ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19475
Description: Shavetta describes moving to New York from India as "not that much fun" because there were not as many social events and family and friends around. She found herself shopping often because she didn't ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27848
Description: Ms. Hong remarks that New York has many immigrant groups that compete to bring their traditions and cultural events to the city. In the past Korean Americans in Queens would celebrate the large Korean ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21592
Description: Edgar Tinoco started cooking as a child in Mexico for his younger siblings because their mother worked long hours to support them. He became passionate about becoming a chef and now works as a sous ch ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21686
Description: Pedro reveals how interesting he finds certain aspect of American culture and what he has learned from it. Recorded in Spanish. / Pedro revela cuan interesante es la culture Americana y lo que el ha a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21570
Description: Nadia Germain describes soup joumou, a traditional Haitian soup eaten on New Year's Day.
Date: Time Period: 1967 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21588
Description: Luis Pinzon talks about the first meal he learned how to prepare, which was chicken noodle soup. He discusses the importance of soup in the Ecuadorian tradition.
Date: Time Period: 1967 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21573
Description: Sometimes the foods we grow up eating remain our favorites because they trigger warm and nostalgic memories of home and childhood. But not always. Luis Pinzon describes his lifelong dislike for cuy (G ... More
Date: Time Period: 1967 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21555
Description: Luis Pinzon who was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador talks about some of the most popular dishes from his country as well as some unusual meats that are commonly eaten. He describes how to prepare se ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21595
Description: Daphne Pappaioanou talks about why she and her husband chose Astoria, Queens as a place to live after leaving her homeland in Greece. She and her daughter, Agnes Pappaioanou, discuss typical Greek mea ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21594
Description: Daphne Pappaioanou was raised in a small town in Greece called Krinides, Kavala. Daphne moved to the United States in 1982, when she was 20 years old. She has lived in Astoria, Queens ever since. She ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21575
Description: Daphne Pappaioanou was born in Germany but never gained German citizenship. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Greece, which she considers her homeland. She was born in 1962 and raised in a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1959 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21558
Description: Deborah Monaco talks about traditional meals served during the holidays. She describes her favorite dishes as an adult and those from her childhood.
Date: Time Period: 1959 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21590
Description: Description from interviewer, Ashley Frank, "Deborah Monaco is fifty-three years old and currently a mother to her twenty one year old daughter, Ashley. She spends a lot of time with local Long Island ... More
Date: Time Period: 1958 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21574
Description: Jesus Pineiro, who was born in Puerto Rico and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, learned to cook from his mother by phone once he moved away from home. He describes his methods for making ye ... More