The moving experience of Naomi Shihab Nye as she tried to comfort a woman from another country whose flight was delayed shows us how food can bring us together.

A cookie is much more than sugar and fat. As this essay demonstrates, memories of home and safety are indelibly imprinted on the foods we grew up with. And sometimes that is the nutrition we most need.

Naomi is the author of multiple books of poetry and stories for women and girls.

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