Letter from the Editors, Vol. 2: Looking Forwards to 2019

We are still figuring out where to set our sights for all of 2019, but we know we’ll be spending some time learning more about the pocket foods from China and Mexico, and the people from there who are making them here in America.


So Good Pupusas in Durham, N.C.

In 2015, Cecilia Polanco wanted to start a scholarship fund for undocumented students, but needed a sustainable way to monetize the fund. She founded So Good Pupusas to raise money and use the revenue to support her non-profit, Pupusas for Education, which provides the scholarships.

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Timeline of the History of El Salvador

I landed in Belize City, slapped by the warmth and humidity of the Caribbean, a welcome wake up after an over-air conditioned flight. While shuffling through customs, my stomach started to sing the tune of hunger, reminding me I had only an empanada that day.

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More Pocket Food Stories


The World In A Pocket is devoted to exploring the world through the lens of a dumpling. From mandu to empanadas, spanakopita to gyoza, pierogis to pop tarts, this is our love letter to pockets worldwide and the stories they tell.

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