Madhur Jaffrey on how Indian cuisine won Western taste buds
Madhur Jaffrey has been called the Julia Child of Indian cuisine and the godmother of Indian cooking — but she doesn't even call herself a chef. (She says she chops too slowly.)
Jaffrey joins Shad to discuss her latest cookbook, Vegetarian India: A Journey Through The Best of Indian Home Cooking, and how bad food in Britain started her along an unlikely path to culinary stardom.
She also reflects on her career as a frequently typecast actress, and why she doesn't value "hipness" where food is concerned.
"I don't trust trends. I say time is the best trend. Because then it's a matter of survival," she tells Shad. "If you eat too much butter chicken, you're dead."
WEB EXTRA | If you've never seen Jaffrey on TV, here's an episode from the archives. In it, she cooks a now familiar dish: Tandoori chicken.