Global & Local

Global Adj.
Meaning the whole world; world wide.
Meaning relate to a group of something.
Local Adj.
Relating or restricted to a particular area .
Relating to a particular part.
Local Noun.
Meaning resident of a specific area.

In my own words, “global” is when people means something related to other regions of the world not only the United States, some words like worldwide or international are used with the word “global”.
The word “local”, means a particular area that is familiar to us, another example could be persons being from a particular area.

New York City is a popular city contains many different cultures and languages, because over millions of people came into the New York City, from many other countries or states. And New York City’s immigrant history also had a great influence on its global food culture, many immigrant brought their cuisine to the city, such as chinese cuisine, italian cuisine and eastern european cuisine. Nowadays, there are many different restaurant throughout the city, global cuisines are being served to local.

In the community of the kitchen that i am working in, we serve traditional vietnamese food to locals in the city, we brought in most of our ingredient from supplier, but not all of the ingredient were produced in the states, such as spices, rice, and rice noodle, these ingredient were probably produced in Asia then transport into the city. And we also brought in vegetables and meats from local supplier, fresh vegetables and meats were delivered to the kitchen everyday, we use fresh local ingredient to cook, then serve great vietnamese traditional cuisine back to locals.

In the restaurant that i am working in, the restaurant is running by a vietnamese family, they were immigrated to the U.S in 90s, they also brought in their cuisine for the locals. When there were many people came in to the U.S, many cuisine were brought into the city, that is the time when global cuisine start to take over the city.

Nowadays, people in the city are willing to try different cuisine form the world, and most of them enjoy the food. Global cuisine had already became the most trending and majority food selection in the city. In conclusion, “global” and “local”, are connect to my community in the way, how global cuisine serve to local customer.