March 15, 2018 | A History of Detroit in 10 Dishes | Roads & Kingdoms

Around the turn of the 20th century, Detroit went from an economy historically made up of lumber and fur barons with opulent riverside mansions to the epicenter of the American automotive industry. With that, came waves of migration from around the globe, drawn to the concept of Henry Ford’s US $5-a-day wages on the manufacturing line. Immigrants and Americans from every corner of the country trickled in to settle in Metro Detroit, bringing with them a tapestry of food that would come to illustrate the region’s working-class ethos. Detroit’s iconic food might come from the Greek, Polish or Italian diaspora, Lebanon, Mexico, Chinese-Americans, the American South, Vietnam, Iraq, and waves of more recent refugee populations. | Read more here.

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