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Live: When Will Indian Food Be American?

Live: When Will Indian Food Be American?

At first glance, a cookbook is a simple collection of recipes, but read more closely, and the pages tell a different story: the history of a people and their struggle for acceptance in a place. This week: Indian cookbooks in the U.S.In 1973, Madhur Jaffrey penned "An Invitation to Indian Cooking” and introduced many Americans to Indian cuisine. That book is now in the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. Over 45 years later, Priya Krishna defies the notion that Indian food is anything but American with her cookbook "Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics From A Modern American Family." These books, born in different eras, trace Indian food's assimilation into mainstream American culture. And they raise questions: How exactly does an immigrant cuisine assimilate? When it does, what compromises are made? And where does the cuisine go from here?Today's sponsors: Go to to subscribe and be entered to win a $50 gift card. Go to to l


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