Two new memoirs celebrate food and family, and tackle the complicated issues that arise with both. Rabia Chaudry, wildly popular podcaster and New York Times bestselling author of Adnan’s Story, will discuss her new book, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom. The book looks back on her childhood in a Pakistani immigrant family, including the roti, chaat, chicken biryani, pakoras, shorba, and parathay of her family table—and the body image issues she struggled with from as early as she can remember. Acclaimed food writer Madhushree Ghosh will discuss Khabaar (“a brilliant book,” says Alexander Chee), her memoir of South Asian food and its journey to the Americas—through the lens of her own Bengali-Indian immigrant family and the myriad others who keep this culinary tradition alive.
Moderator: Shefaly Ravula, founder of Precision Metabolic Health (a metabolic health optimization practice) and Shef’s Kitchen (a platform for culinary medicine with global foods)Rabia Chaudry, Madhushree Ghosh, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family, Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family