FOLLOWING THE FOOD TRAIL
Javed Gaya

Throughout history, Migration has introduced new culinary experiences to adopted homelands. The question is whether this phenomenon has had any impact on the local cuisine and the converse is whether the immigrant becomes more attuned to the tastes and food of his country of adoption, that he forgets his own traditions. The cuisines of China, India, Italy, the Middle East, Japan, and of course, the ubiquitous hamburger [whose origin is disputed; it being from Hamburg in Germany, 1891, brought by emigrants — to claims by several Americans who say they were the masterminds] have proliferated worldwide, colonising the palates of cuisine connoisseurs, master chefs and regular food enthusiasts the world over.

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