Oral Traditions began as a social recipe sharing project, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since evolved into a community cookbook that explores the Asian diaspora past, present, and future through food. We celebrate our many flavors and stories through the art of cooking⏤especially lesser-known dishes, techniques, and ingredients.

If you make any of our recipes at home, please tag us @happyfamilymkt on social media. We’d love to see how you enjoyed the dishes and riffed on them to make them your own. You can also join our Recipe Testing Club to help us test and document new recipes as they come in!

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Brought To You By

Publisher & Editor
Angeline Gragasin

Ji and David Kim

Associate Editor
Annette Shantur

Art Director
Nick Sung


We cover Asian foodways: the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander food with culture, traditions, and history. We invite home cooks, artists, writers, and chefs to contribute to our bi-weekly program.

We publish a new recipe and video weekly. The video can be a cooking demonstration, an exploration of a recipe’s history, or a Q&A to address troubleshooting and sourcing specialty ingredients.

We’re currently a volunteer-run resource, but we hope to grow into a publication that pays our staff and contributors equitably for their participation and time. In the meantime, we welcome your submissions and feedback!


Here are the ways in which you can support the continuation of this project:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation
  • Ask your company or institution to match your gift
  • Sponsor this project
  • Donate product to use in recipe testing


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Oral Traditions

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