Arguably, there has come a time in every ethnic person’s life, when they’ve been asked “Where are you from?” and cringed.
It may be an innocent-sounding query from the most well-meaning of people, but it invariably brings up the notion that you’re forever an outsider who’s never fully accepted.
That is also the title of his new cookbook (W.W. Norton & Co.), of which I received a review copy.
Born in India, Bhatt has lived in Oxford, MS for more than 20 years and has been the executive chef of Snackbar there since it opened in 2009.
As he proudly and fiercely writes in the intro, “I want people to see me as I see myself: an immigrant, a son of immigrants, who chose to make the South his home, and in doing so, became a Southern chef. I claim the American South, and this is my story.”Read more