In this book, Bengali-American writer Mayukh Sen profiles the lives of seven immigrant women in the United States. Sen deftly weaves together details of their lives, while providing an argument against the usual ways international food media discusses cuisine – as entertainment, “cheap eats”, and other tropes afforded to immigrants and women who labour to produce the food that we love. Sen is a marvellous writer, and the book a historical artefact.
enthuRates: 4/5 (A must read! Transcends the lines of diaspora through food, immigration, and gender.)