Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and “The Last Airbender“) is a sous chef who is gunning for head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. He loses out to someone younger and less experienced who outshines Samir with charisma. Samir’s crisis in identity and career coincides with his father’s health scare and Samir is suddenly tasked with keeping the day-to-day operations of the family’s ailing Indian restaurant, Tandoori Palace. His mother, Farrida, (played by legendary cookbook writer and actor, Madhur Jaffrey), complicates every scene with her quest to find a wife for Samir, her only living child. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Food Blogger Conference’ Category
“What I discovered as a blogger is that could write even when I didn’t want to,” says Molly Wizenberg, blogger and author.
My expectations were low. This was a food cart, after all, and I’m from Boston, one of the states that consumes the most ice cream in the nation. “Lavender honey, please,” I said to Molly Moon‘s ice cream man. A small mound of white with flecks of tiny purple was pushed through the window above my head. I reached for it and then slid the cool cream onto my tongue with the tiny, coarse wooden spoon.
Oh my. Hello, fields of France.
Penny De Los Santos, documentary photographer, Saveur, National Geographic
“I want to interject excitement and passion about food into my photos,” says Penny De Los Santos who has photo illustrated six cookbooks. “If I make you want to grab and eat that food, then I’ve done my job.” (more…)
Debra Music, Theo Chocolate
Andrew Stout, Full Circle Farm, CEO
Jack Czarnecki, Oregon White Truffle Oil
“Companies and consumers have to be willing to pay more for better produced chocolate,” says Debra Music of Theo Chocolate, a Fair Trade certified chocolate producer in Seattle.