Chef and rock star Cheetie Kumar embraces duality in every area of her life. Immigrant/American, musician/chef, partner/wife—Cheetie is all these and more. In one Raleigh, NC project, she and her husband, Paul Siler fuse music and food: they run a restaurant, Garland, a music venue, Kings, and a downstairs bar, Neptune’s. On this episode, Kumar shares the seeds of her passions—from singing alone as an immigrant kid in her Bronx living room to cooking as a way to connect with her family’s tragic past in post-partition Pakistan. For Kumar, life is about letting herself have it all by ignoring nothing.
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