Thursday Jun 01, 2023

How do South Asian Americans Remember Home Cooking?

If you’ve had a hometown dish while abroad, you might have thought, It’s just not the same here. But missing familiar cooking goes beyond simple food cravings. It’s also a way of tapping national identity, according to Anita Mannur’s analysis of “the deep nostalgic investment in considering certain types of food to be authentically, and autochthonously, ‘Indian’” in fiction, memoir, and cookbook writing about South Asian immigrants’ gastronomic habits in North America.

Reading Madhur Jaffrey’s An Invitation to Indian Cooking, Sara Suleri’s memoir Meatless Days, and two short stories by Shani Mootoo, Mannur suggests that cooking lets immigrants

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A Christmas to Remember with Manifesto: European + Asian Cuisine

There is a new restaurant that’s waiting to be discovered and it is located at the heart of Makati City. Manifesto: European + Asian Cuisine is highly recommended for those on the lookout for a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy delicious meals amid the bustling and exhilarating city rush these days.

I discovered Manifesto at a time when it is logically a bad idea to go to the popular commercial centers in the area to enjoy restaurant dining. This is the season when it is wiser to keep away from the malls and popular food centers in the metro

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