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Next to an East Cobb gas station, Marietta Donuts serves up fresh yeast doughnuts and apple fritters

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment from Marietta DonutsPhotograph by Lia Picard Two years ago Sokcheat Heng, the owner of Marietta Donuts, left Battambang, Cambodia for Boston with hopes of becoming a successful entrepreneur in the U.S. He had owned a home supply business in Cambodia but liked doughnuts and knew that his friends in Atlanta could help him learn how to make them. While living in Boston he met his girlfriend and business partner, Sophal Chhim, and together they packed up and moved to East Cobb. Friends had scouted out a storefront adjacent to a Shell gas station at the busy intersection of ...

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U.K. Farmers Warn Brexit Could Make Their Crops ‘Rot in the Fields’

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s a familiar-sounding argument: British farmers say the impending Brexit, which will reduce immigration significantly, could send their industry into a free fall, since about 20 percent of the workers in their fields are foreign. As a result, England’s largest farmer union is pleading …

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We wanted to tell you the story of Atlanta’s unsung kitchen workers, but we can’t.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Immigrants play an enormous role in the mechanics of running a kitchen. “As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the restaurant business as we know it—in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers,” said Anthony Bourdain in 2014. “Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are ‘stealing American jobs.’ But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position—or even a job as prep cook. Mexicans do much of the work in this country that Americans, provably, ...

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We wanted to tell you the story of Atlanta’s unsung kitchen workers, but we can’t.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Immigrants play an enormous role in the mechanics of running a kitchen. “As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the restaurant business as we know it—in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers,” said Anthony Bourdain in 2014. “Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are ‘stealing American jobs.’ But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position—or even a job as prep cook. Mexicans do much of the work in this country that Americans, provably, ...

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