Edible Radio: Saveur's Betsy Andrews Takes Us to India

BETSY ANDREWS HEDSHOTWe spoke with Betsy Andrews, Acting Editor in Chief of Saveur Magazine, about Saveur’s India Issue.  Join us on this podcast for a discussion of the culinary traditions of different regions of India. Betsy was a visitor at a wedding in Kashmir and tells us about the traditional wedding caterer (waza) and the 36-dish feast (wazwaan) he prepares. Enjoy the flavors of a Kashmiri wedding with Mirchi Qorma (Kashmiri Lamb in Chile Sauce).  

She also takes us to the Kashmiri city of Srinagar and together we visit its marvelous floating gardens and boat markets. 

Listen to the second podcast in this series in which we discuss the recipes in this issue. Visit the Saveur website to find the entire India Issue plus the stories that couldn’t fit into the magazine.  

On this episode, Betsy Andrews of Saveur Magazine describes her visit to the Kashmir region of India. As we recorded, in early September 2014, news reports describing the worst monsoon flooding and landslides in 100 years started to come out of the region. As of September 17, the current death toll from the floods in Indian Kashmir is estimated at over 200, and tens of thousands of residents are homeless. Our thoughts go out to the victims of the disaster.

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Recipes from this episode 

These links will take you to Saveur's website.

Maacher Johl 
(Bengali-Style Fish Stew)
 

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 Mirchi Qorma 
(Kashmiri Lamb in Chile Sauce) 

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Sevaya Kheer 
(Vermicelli Milk Pudding)

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Shahi Tukra 
(Royal Toast)
 

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Smita Chandra’s Rasam 
(Spicy Tamarind Soup)

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