Immigrants have helped change how America eats. Now they dominate top culinary awards


"Dumplings are my obsession," says chef "Nok" Chutatip Suntaranon of Kalaya, a Thai restaurant in Philadelphia.

Immigrants have long been the backbone of restaurant kitchens. Now they’re dominating the industry’s top awards for chefs, with a majority of nominations going to immigrants or children of immigrants.

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