Ranji Smile: America's First Celebrity Chef - ONLINE CLASS
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
*This is an online class via Zoom. Download the Zoom app at zoom.us/download for the best experience. Link will be sent the day before the talk.*
Long before NYC had Danny Meyer, the charismatic chef J. Ranji Smile took the city by storm.
An Indian-Muslim immigrant who arrive in NYC in 1899, Smile introduced Indian cuisine to the well-to-do, ushering curry into America’s foodie lexicon. In this talk, we’ll explore the history of Indian cuisine in America, as well as the lasting legacy of Smile.