For those of you interested in Asian food culture, tune in to National Public Radio's Morning Edition on March 20 for an interesting story on a dear friend of mine -- Niloufer Ichaporia King, a botanical researcher, cooking teacher, and author of My Bombay Kitchen, which is about Parsi cooking. What's neat about Niloufer is that she is curious and understands how ingredients and cooking methods crosses cuisines and cultures. The woman has 3 kitchens in her house and regularly prowls 6 farmers markets in the Bay Area! She's also a fabulous cook.
By the way, they've done a great piece on Vietnamese nail salons in the U.S. too! Check the archive and then click on the Past Stories to open a window that gives access to the piece.