The purpose of the project, however, extends far beyond giving readers a glimpse into different cuisines as they exist today or, say, how to properly cook lentils the Eritrean way. It will share the stories of the chefs themselves, explaining why they’ve chosen particular recipes, and what the dish means to them. It will go into the personal tweaks they’ve made along the way, whether because of an allergy or in favor of a particular ingredient. More importantly, it’s about giving a voice to these often-voiceless people. Ones whose own stories they often have little control over, and who are almost always whittled down to simply being victims.