The ‘Cabbage Bake’ That Brought Together a Community of Immigrants

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved ones.

I grew up in the kitchen with a mother and a grandmother who cooked multiple times a …

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that's meaningful to them and their loved ones.


I grew up in the kitchen with a mother and a grandmother who cooked multiple times a day. In our household, frozen meals were a foreign enterprise akin to kryptonite; instead, I was raised on a hearty South Indian diet of pure, unadulterated ghee, satham, and a plethora of vegetable-laden karamathus and koottus lining the dinner table on a nightly basis.

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