On this week’s episode of A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is joined in the studio by Krishnendu Ray, Department Chair of the Food Studies program at NYU. A food studies scholar, he is the author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households (Temple University, 2004). He co-edited Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press, 2012). His most recent monograph is The Ethnic Restaurateur (Bloomsbury 2016).
“What we’re right in the middle of is a second great transformation of American taste…no other culture in the world, I think, accommodates as much of this cultural difference as American culture does, which makes American food culture very interesting.” [16:30] – Krishnendu Ray