From our organizers:
Authenticity is a sticky word. Everyone has a claim to the right or wrong way to make any given dish, from culture to culture, and generation to generation. What we find, time and again, is the supreme personalness of food. What we eat, why, and with who, defines us. If we believe that food is culture, this too means that food is family.
The story told in Indian-ish, the new cookbook from Priya Krishna, is an old story. A person moves to a new country and thinks of home, which often means they dream about the food of their parents. In trying to recreate that food, from memory or with their family across the world, they create something new. New ingredients, new appliances, and even new taste buds, shape this new cuisine, born out of necessity, nostalgia, and creativity. This cuisine is then passed on, and tweaked for newer taste buds. And so on.
Ritu Krishna, Priya’s mom, is at the heart of Indian-ish. Her new cuisine, which is both Indian and American, was created with love, innovation, and authenticity. Join Priya Krishna, and the mother-daughter duo of Korai Kitchen: Nur-E Rahman and Nur-E Farhana, to celebrate the launch of Indian-ish and the special bond between immigrant mothers, their families, and their new cuisines.
An informal reception with book signing and light bites to follow.
This program is part of our Global Cultures, Global Cuisines program series