Charred Tomato Soup

Have you read Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake? There’s a movie of the same name based on the book, and there’s a sequence where the protagonist, who happens to be a second-generation Indian-American, reminisces to his teenage years when his parents would throw a house party and…

Mango Bread Pudding

Are you one of the fortunate kids who grew up somewhere between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn? Likely visited groves of mango trees or grew up with one in your grandparent’s backyard? My mother grew up in a small village, in a…