A Chef’s Quest in India: Win Respect for Its Cooking – The New York Times

MUNNAR, India — In the shade of a cardamom patch on a South Indian mountainside, Asha Gomez leaned against a tree and began to cry.She asked a photographer to stop taking pictures and sent a videographer farther down the dirt path. Ms. Gomez, a chef from Atlanta who had traveled for 22 hours to get to the land where she was born, needed a moment.