Just about everyone has eaten something Italian. While pasta is a familiar staple in many American households, most African dishes haven’t made that leap. Lots of people have never even seen, let alone tasted, fu fu or egusi soup. Yet many foods eaten in the U.S.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. But as important as they are to the city’s economy, politics and culture, Chicagoans do not always see them as distinct places. Take Auburn Gresham, a South Side neighborhood centered around 79th Street.
Growing up in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, DJ Farley "Jackmaster" Funk says he and his friends would sneak into bars and taverns like the Green Bunny on 77th and Halsted to see the “grown ladies in high heels” and smell the cigarette smoke and liquor.
"The artists...young and old...students and teachers...were really excited about their projects, and their enthusiasm showed. One young woman proudly showed her pottery and glass-blown pieces to Daniel Ash and me; her instructor then came up to us, provided some background, and said that this