Spotlight

How curry came to America

January 30, 2019

Did you know that the first truly American cookbook included a recipe for chicken curry? Culinary historian and scholar Colleen Taylor Sen traces the journey of Indian food in early America.

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A record 102 women were sworn into the US House of Representatives by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 3, 2019. Shown here, from left to right are: Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman elected to the House; Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American, a refugee, elected to Congress; and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (far right), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
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President Trump lights the Diwali 'diya' (lamp) at the White House, surrounded by Indian Americans serving in his administration and high-ranking Indian officials. Seen second from right is Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna.
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Pramila Jayapal, Kamala Harris and Meena Harris
Amitava Kumar signing copies of his book "Immigrant, Montana" at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, on August 10, 2018
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