WBEZ | Indian food http://www.wbez.org/tags/indian-food Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Netanyahu's Likud captures the vote in Israel following closely fought election http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-18/worldview-netanyahus-likud-captures-vote-israel-following-closely <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP416362533094.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud party supporters react to exit poll results at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv.Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196525220&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Netanyahu pulls through in close election</span></p><p>Elections in Israel on Tuesday had turned into a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who has already served three terms as Israeli prime minister. Despite razor-thin poll margins, Netanyahu&rsquo;s Likud party came out the winner and will try to form a new government.&nbsp; Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy joins us to discuss the results of Tuesday&rsquo;s vote.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/natansachs">Natan Sachs</a> is a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the <a href="https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst">Brookings Institution</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196524846&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The culinary diversity of Indian food</span></p><p>From roasted meats to pure vegetarian dining - dal to paneer and dhosa to samosas,&nbsp; the food of India is rich in diversity and history. But unpacking that history can be controversial, which is perhaps the reason so few scholarly works deal with the culinary history of this region. Food historian Colleen Sen took on the challenge in her new book &ldquo;Feasts and Fasts the History of Food in India.&quot; She joins us to talk about the historical nexus of cuisine and identity in India.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Colleen Sen is the author of &quot;Feasts and Fasts: the History of Food in India.&quot;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196528175&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">UN to release list of songs that make people happy</span></p><p>For&nbsp; International&nbsp; Happiness&nbsp; Day this Friday, the United Nations is compiling a list of songs that make people happy. Calling in help from artists like Ed Sheeran and Cody Simpson, the UN is hoping to raise the Gross National Happiness (GNH) of many counties. Tony Sarabia joins us to share our listeners picks for songs that make them smile.</p><div><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="515" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:1222881697:playlist:0UyGZ3Zs8ioIT95DuhRlVG" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-18/worldview-netanyahus-likud-captures-vote-israel-following-closely Hema Potla: The darling of Devon http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/hema-potla-darling-devon-102351 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Hema_PosterImage_001.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/49267591" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p>Opening a restaurant was never Hema Potla&rsquo;s plan. When the business-minded Potla moved to Chicago from her native Hyderabad, India in the 1980s, she wanted to open a beauty salon. But there wasn&rsquo;t enough demand for her services, so she tried a candy store instead. Unfortunately for Potla, that endeavor was also short-lived. Luckily for the rest of us, she soon found the perfect recipe: After working in several restaurants as a kitchen-hand, her husband, Sam, encouraged her to apply her entrepreneurial instincts to her delicious cooking. Today, she is the owner and head chef of a sublime pair of restaurants that bear her name. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://hemaskitchen.com/">Hema&rsquo;s Kitchen</a> has two locations, one on Chicago&rsquo;s famed stretch of Devon Avenue and another on Clark Street in Chicago&rsquo;s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Both spots boast menus that include over 100 dishes from every region of India &mdash; to-die-for vegetable vindaloo, chicken biryani and bhuna gosht just to name a few &mdash;&nbsp;not to mention a master of ceremonies who is second to none.</p><p>For the first installment of our new series <em>Kitchen Close-ups</em>, we paid a visit to Hema&rsquo;s Devon outpost.&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups">Kitchen Close-ups </a>offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&#39;s food and dining scene. The multimedia series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/hema-potla-darling-devon-102351