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Pho Ketkeo Fights The Cold

by Kat Batuigas | Oct 27, 2016 7:16 am

Kat Batuigas PhotoThe first thing that Ketkeo Rajachak noticed when she arrived in Connecticut was the cold. Rajachak had spent several months in Thailand in her teens as a refugee from communist Laos, before she was arranged to be resettled in the United States.

She remembers being handed a heavy jacket by immigration workers. “If not, you’re gonna be freezing,” one informed her.

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From Syria To 9th Square

by Jake Brussel Faria | Sep 13, 2016 9:29 am

Lucy Gellman PhotoA little past noon, and the customers at Ninth Square Market are trickling in off Orange Street, queueing up for one of Eddie Jabura’s famous sandwiches or dropping in quickly for something they forgot to get for lunch earlier in the day. One customer wants a pack of Newports. Another person is asking about wheat bread. Jabbour, standing at attention at the counter, takes it all in with a big grin on his face.

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Banh Mi Fever Hits Town

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 1, 2016 1:23 pm

Saturday mornings at nine on the dot, chef Greg Martell has a routine in Wooster Square.

Warming up the equipment in his food truck, he surveys the produce at the CitySeed Farmers’ Market. He takes a quick inventory to ensure ingredients are in place for four hours of cooking.

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