Street Food

Food is so incredibly intertwined with our culture, we often don’t even realize it. In India, street food is a big part of society. Typical street foods include bhel puri, pani puri, vada pav, pav bhaji, chole bhature, dahi bhalla, tikki chole, poha, papdi chaat, raj kachori, kathi roll, pakora, and samosa. As you can…

Gentrification of Food

On Saturday mornings, I would take an one hour train ride with my parents to Grand St, the heart of the Fujianese, a southern Chinese province, enclave in New York City’s Chinatown, where their restaurant, their second home, laid. Menus were taped against the door outside to give passerbys a preview of the dishes we…