Here's a callout to American fans of Indian food. After you've enjoyed your samosa and chicken tikka masala, and maybe a curry and some goolab jam, Chitrita Banerji wants you to know there's a much bigger world out there.
A universe barely touched on most Indian menus in America of rich and varied cuisine from the subcontinent. We tend to eat the flavors of the north and Punjab. Banerji wants to take you on a tour of Karnatika and Goa, Bengal and Amrtisar, to taste the food and learn a nation.
This hour On Point: spread your banana leaf. We're eating India — all of it — with Chitrita Bannerji.
Chitrita Banerji, author of "Eating India: An Odessey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices"
This program aired on July 13, 2007.