Author Archives: Rachel Anaya
“We always share our food, we are not muertos de hambre.” That’s a slang term used by my family, for poor, hungry people. Those are words I heard from my mom all the time as a kid. We never denied people who were visiting us food or the chance to get seconds or take leftovers home. We always made more than enough for everyone. There were times I was not sure who my mom and grandma were cooking for because there was always enough for an entire army. I was never sure as a kid why they cooked like that and were always so willing to share with others. It was not until I was older that I found out why.