There is nothing more human than food. Dance, music, art are all highly empathetic, but not all humans have access to them. Everybody has to eat, and even not having food is a very human story itself.
— Anand Deshpande

Food is empathy.

A Letter from the Chef seeks to bring to light the stories presented by recipes and food traditions. We’ll dive into specific dishes and traditions to better understand the elements that created them to better learn about one another.


About Anand

Anand Deshpande is a cook, storyteller and food researcher who brings people closer through shared stories and experiences.