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For José Barrera, his love of Salsa is more than just a personal taste: it helps distinguish him as a Salvadoran-Canadian from the various other communities he's met in Canada. Barrera’s life story and experiences with preserving and adapting traditional Salvadoran foods offer a window into the complex issues of migrant communities in finding their place in Manitoba’s mosaic through food and other parts of their culture.

Episode Credits

Interview participant: José Barrera

Written and Narrated by Jackson Wayne Anderson

Produced by Kent Davies

Episode Image by Kimberley Moore

Theme Music by Robert Kenning


José Bererra, interview by Jackson Wayne Anderson, December 11, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB. Digital audio recording. Manitoba Food History Project, “Winnipeg Interviews," Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.


Kevin MacLeod – "Quasi Motion"

TAKANAKUY – Beber, Una copla me han cantando, Lugar, Dolor patriarcal

Maria Pien - "Aloe"


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Preserves is made possible by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and assistance from the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg.


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