TOPIC: REDISCOVERING CULTURE

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What I've learned by drinking tea with my Chinese family during the pandemic

As I rediscover my culture through food during the pandemic, I’ve come to realize the secret recipe to a good meal is not any physical ingredient, writes Lucy Lu. Rather, it’s the practice of how and who you enjoy it with.
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I'm Chinese Romanian. It took moving to Toronto to meet someone like me

Chinese-Romanian chef Haan Palcu-Chang connects with both his cultures through food. Aside from his sister, he'd never met another Chinese-Romanian person until CBC Toronto reporter Angelina King reached out for an interview.
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Chinese-Romanian chef meets the only other Chinese-Romanian he’s heard of: a CBC Toronto reporter

Being mixed race, Toronto chef Haan Palcu-Chang says he has focused on Asian cooking for the majority of his career, which helped him connect with his Chinese side. After the recent death of one of his Romanian grandparents, he opened up a Romanian pop-up restaurant called Mamaliga, helping him connect to a culture he was afraid he was going to lose. CBC Toronto’s Angelina King is also Chinese-Romanian. She caught up with Palcu-Chang to talk about family, cooking and navigating two different cultures.
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Toronto women create app to help families preserve, record their stories

Anika Chabra and Jennifer Siripong founded Root and Seed as a way to create an "active heirloom." The app helps families have deeper conversations about their histories and ultimately record them.
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Root & Seed app created by Toronto women helps families preserve stories

Toronto women Anika Chabra and Jennifer Siripong founded the Root & Seed app as a way to help users preserve and record family stories. The app provides conversation prompts to help people dig deeper into their memories through conversations.

CBC journalists rediscover their culture

As part of the CBC News series Rediscovering Culture, see how CBC hosts and reporters have gone on their own cultural journey.
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This language learning program is helping parents and children learn Mohawk and Ojibway together

For a group of language learners with the EarlyON Indigenous Language and Family Program, a walk through Riverdale Farm provides hands-on education. During the program’s first language walk at the farm, parents and their children got a chance to practice Mohawk and Ojibway alongside each other while out in nature. This is the seventh installment of a CBC Toronto series called Rediscovering Culture, which takes a look at how people in the GTA are reconnecting with, rediscovering and reclaiming their cultural roots.
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A group of young Chinese-Canadians is embracing their culture through food and finding community along the way

Ken Yau, Rachel Tong, and Jamie Fung are first and second-generation Chinese-Canadians who are learning to make the Hong Kong dishes they grew up with — and sharing their journey on social media. As part of our Rediscovering Culture series, we got them in the kitchen together to cook a Hong Kong diner classic, and find out how they are reconnecting to their roots through the making and sharing of the food they love.
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This Toronto chef uses his grandmother's recipes to reconnect with his Vietnamese roots

David Huynh's culinary journey was inspired by his grandmother's love and passion for family. When she died, Huynh felt a need to reconnect with more of himself and ultimately know more about where his family came from.
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Toronto chef uses grandmother's recipes to reconnect to Vietnamese roots

Chef David Huynh's journey to food was inspired by his grandmother's love. When she died, he felt a need to know more about where he came from. In Part 5 of our series Rediscovering Culture, we introduce you to the owner of Vit Beo.
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This Ontario artist uses photography to 'feel more within' Portuguese culture than he ever has

Danny Custodio was surrounded by his culture growing up in Toronto's Little Portugal neighbourhood, but he never felt a calling to learn more about it. It wasn't until his last years at the Ontario College of Art and Design that he got interested in exploring his roots and reflecting them in his art.
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How a Toronto music label is bringing South Asian culture, language to world stage

A music label based in Toronto is working with South Asian artists to record songs using regional languages and instruments. The label's goal is to bring South Asian music to a wider audience.
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This Toronto music label is helping artists and listeners feel more connected to their South Asian roots

Using cultural sounds and native languages, a music label in Toronto is helping South Asian musicians break through in the industry. Noel Kirthiraj, CEO and co-founder of Maajja, hopes his label will normalize South Asian music, while helping artists and listeners stay connected to their roots.
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How three friends found their identity as Indian women after they moved to London for university

Roveena Jassal, Keerthana Sharath and Inaara Savani are all fourth year students at Western University. As part of the series Rediscovering Culture, they speak with Eli Glasner about their journey connecting to their Indian culture and how they helped each other get there.
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How do you show your Latin roots? These 2 GTA women are using social media to find out

Frida Vigil and Katherine Moncada are using Tiktok and Instagram to encourage young Latin Canadians to share how they identify with their cultures under the hashtag #ShowUsYourLatinRoots.
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This new social media campaign wants Hispanic and Latin Canadians to show their roots

Frida Vigil and Katherine Moncada are behind #ShowUsYourLatinRoots, which was launched this month to mark Latin Hispanic Heritage Month. It's part of an effort to get young Latin and Hispanic youth in Toronto talking about how they identify with their cultural background.
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How reconnecting with their cultures is helping people find their most authentic selves

For Tiara Jade Chutkhan and Roveena Chand Jassal, the journey to learning more about their culture came at a time when they were trying to embrace more of who they are. An expert says while many people rediscover culture at any age, the movement is powerful among younger generations.
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These Ontarians are rediscovering their culture and sharing their journey

CBC Toronto is launching a new series called Rediscovering Culture, which takes a look at how people in the GTA are reconnecting with — and learning about — their cultural identity and familial roots. In our first installment, we introduce you to two women doing just that: Tiara Jade Chutkhan and Roveena Chand Jassal.
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These Ontarians are rediscovering their culture and sharing their journey

CBC Toronto is launching a new series called Rediscovering Culture, which takes a look at how people in the GTA are reconnecting with — and learning about — their cultural identity and familial roots. In our first installment, we introduce you to two women doing just that: Tiara Jade Chutken and Roveena Chand Jassal.
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How are you rediscovering your culture?

An upcoming CBC News series is looking for stories from people in the GTA about how they are reconnecting and rediscovering their cultural roots and identity and what that journey looks like for them.

How teaching Urdu to her granddaughters gave this grandmother purpose in a pandemic

Retired school teacher Zahida Murtaza was feeling adrift and purposeless during the pandemic. Then one of her granddaughters asked if she could giver her Urdu lessons.

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