Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on November 20th, 2014 at the Louisiana Artworks building. The theme of the evening was “You Are What You Eat” and here, winner Aron Chang tells how his family’s eating patterns changed when he moved from Taiwan to the US, how his dining table shrank over the years, and how one day, his estranged uncles came bearing food.