Food

Actor Kal Penn is combating climate change by investing in Impossible Foods, which develops plant-based substitutes meat and dairy products. 15 years after his successful franchise "Harold and Kumar" began, the star goes back to White Castle to promote the vegan Impossible Burger the restaurant now carries.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn6to0YAZ64/?taken-by=impossible_foodsPenn tried the Impossible burger...
These are very tough times for those in India who eat beef. Despite this fact, dishes featuring beef continue to be popular throughout Kolkata, West Bengal.A new fascinating in-depth piece from Scroll dives into the city’s longstanding fascination with beef. “Reality in Kolkata is markedly different from the news. The...
Breaking bread together is one of the simplest and often most effective forms of diplomacy. With her pop-up dinner series "Third World Cooks," Ragini Kashyap is using the power of a good meal to bring people together.The 30-year-old Kashyap, who is based in Mumbai, recently told PRI The World...
By Vyasar Ganesan I am twenty four years old, working in the kitchen. I am sweating over the dough I am kneading, bending my back too far even though I know there is a stool not two feet away from me. There are dishes on the stove that need reheating,...
Images by Kanan Shah  Sportswear juggernaut Nike has long been on the foodie scene, creatively fusing food and footwear to reflect the trends and cult favorites found in America's culinary landscape.Who could forget Nike's Chicken and Waffle Dunks?Or how about their SB Dunk Low Premiere Starbucks Edition shoes?We'd like to think that...
"Top Chef" host, and judge, Padma Lakshmi is teaming up with comedian Samantha Bee to raise awareness for immigrant workers in the restaurant industry.The two stars are a part of the "Thank You" campaign which Bee launched last week with a hilarious segment on her TBS show. Bee began the...
This Indian Grandpa is using his love of cooking to provide food and support to the children around him.Since it's launch last summer, the Grandpa's Kitchen YouTube channel has published videos of the titular grandpa in a lungi as he cooks giant platters of food to feed orphans. While no one...
By Vyasar Ganesan When I mention the Chinese, Sorabh looks uncomfortable. His mother, Sushma, tells me that it's only recently that so many have been coming here. This is news to me, because Flushing is a place so impossibly full of Asians of all kinds: in ten minutes, you can...
Martin Reese, the main character of the new thriller “Find You In The Dark,” has a secret. He likes to secretly purchase police files and then does his own independent investigations into serial killers.Written by the author Naben Ruthnum under the pen name Nathan Ripley, “Find You In The...
A group of poets of South Asian descent came together to mark the 71st anniversary of partition through their art.This week, which also marked the 71th anniversary of India and Pakistan’s independence from Britain, the Asian American Writers Workshop published a series of poems entitled “This is Not the...