Aug 16, 2021 • 1HR 2M

Tara O’Brady’s Curry Laksa with Tofu Puffs, Leftover Roast Squash, and Baby Mustard Sprouts

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Tara O'Brady is the multitalented food journalist (Saveur, Jamie Oliver, Bon Appetit) and cookbook author (Seven Spoons) who lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two children. In today's session, we talk all about differentiating herself from her parents' cooking, the dish that she would make to best represent her, what she wants for her kids food-wise (it involves Pop-Tarts), and mixing work and normal life. We also get into the systematic racism she encountered after publishing her first cookbook, how that's stopped her from writing the next one, and how things have changed enough to maybe make her reconsider.

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