What did famed Bollywood writer and director Anurag Basu (center) eat on his first visit to New York? New York Street Food of course. The hotel suite he has been staying in New York would easily cost $350 per night, but for about $8 he has been enjoying delightful street food at almost every meal.
“I wonder if there is any city where you get street food from so many countries,” he muses as he chats with a reporter after the round table conference. He is amazed at the variety: Arab chicken, Turkish kebabs, the freshest falafel sold by Israeli and Palestinian vendors, biryanis, and empanadas inspired by Argentinean cuisine.
“There are many times I long for simple but tasty food,” he adds. Like in his films, he says he wants to see a core of honesty in any preparation. [rediff.movies]
We couldn’t agree more!