In her native India, Madhur Jaffrey learned all about the unifying affects of food. More than 40 members of her extended family would routinely sit down to a meal prepared by her grandfather’s cooks. Today those memories inspire her work as a food consultant, writer and former BBC cooking show host. She’s also an actress who’s performed in several Merchant/Ivory productions, as well as on Broadway. But it is her books, TV and radio shows on Indian food for which she is truly famous. And at age 74, she still inspires loyal fans to revel in the exotic flavours of her native India.