Celebrated food writer, cookbook author, and actress Madhur Jaffrey lived through the Partition of India in 1947 as a young teenager, and witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of enforced migration. She arrived in the US alone on board the Queen Mary and soon became part of a vibrant, artistic, multicultural community. Jaffrey shares what America came to represent for her: free minds in a free nation, where those from different backgrounds could co-exist. Initially a culinary novice, she reflects on how Indian cuisine soon became a powerful means of connecting with her cultural roots. The evening includes a drinks reception and dinner that celebrates Indian culture in America.