Our Recipe for Unity

Leveraging the Universal Language of Food

Our Recipe for Unity℠ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to address division in America by promoting and fostering compassion, empathy and civil discourse using food as a catalyst to bring people together and to create unity.

We are inspired by the universal language of food and its innate and powerful ability to bring people together. Sharing a meal, or even just coming to understand another person’s culinary tastes and food traditions, is one of the most compelling ways we as human beings connect. César Chávez once said,

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him. The people who give you their food give you their heart.

To use a food analogy, this website is a buffet. In our Food Tapestry℠, you can find Recipes and Food Connection Stories about food that people love and that has brought them together with others (which can range from your favorite apple pie recipe to a recipe for an international potluck - it's all about sharing!), as well as “Each Day, Any Day” for suggestions of ways to Become a Unifier. You pick and choose and fill your plate the way it suits you. Whatever you do—even just contributing to this site by sharing a Recipe or Food Connection Story in our Food Tapestry℠—helps contribute to accomplishing our mission.

Big or small, around your own kitchen table, at your school or workplace, or within your faith-based or civic organizations, Our Recipe for Unity℠ exists to inspire and inform your unique journey to breaking bread with your fellow American!

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