Karla Vasquez is a Salvadoran-American journalist working on a Salvadoran cookbook, called SalviSoul
, featuring stories of Salvadoran women in the diaspora. Here’s a snippet of the conversation I’ve had with her, soon to be published online.
“The food is the country, it’s what let me know I’m Salvadoran, it’s what I share with my family,” she tells me through the phone. “As a kid, I could translate El Salvador as "The Savior”, and I knew there was a war there…I was trying to piece things together. I felt that I got those answers at the dinner table.“
She also wrote on the new generation of Salvadoran food in LA for Eater: