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Krishnendu Ray

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies

Krishnendu Ray

Phone: 212-998-5530
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Krishnendu Ray received his Ph.D. in Sociology from SUNY Binghamton in 2001. He also holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Delhi University, India. Prior to joining the NYU faculty in 2005, Krishnendu was a faculty member and an Associate Dean for Curriculum Development at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) from 1996.

A food studies scholar, he is the author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households (Temple University, 2004), as well as several chapters such as "Exotic Restaurants and Expatriate Home Cooking" in David Inglis and Debra Gimlin, eds., The Globalization of Food (Oxford: Berg, 2009), and articles such as “Nation and Cuisine: The Evidence from American Newspapers ca. 1830-2003,” Food & Foodways, 16, 4 (August 2008): 259-297, “Domesticating Cuisine: Food and Aesthetics on American Television,” Gastronomica 7, 1 (Winter 2007): 50-63, “Ethnic Succession and the New American Restaurant Cuisine,” in David Beriss and David Sutton, eds., The Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where we Eat (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2007), and “Why do Ethnic Restaurants Have Terrible Service?” (2003).

His most recent co-edited book is Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press, 2012).

He is currently working on his next book-length project tentatively titled "Taste, Toil and Ethnicity: Immigrant Restaurateur and the American City"

He serves on the editorial board of the journal Food, Culture & Society, Gastronomica, and Laukik.

Here are a couple of links to his current work as reported in the media (academic articles are cited further down):

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/08/magazine/eaters-all-over.html?_r=0

http://www.npr.org/2014/10/12/355633672/the-new-food-tv-the-era-of-julia-child-packed-its-knives-and-went

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/nyregion/thecity/13indi.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.salon.com/2010/02/26/food_network_krishnendu_ray/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444506004577615281127812456.html

http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/episodes/3590-Taste-Matters-Episode-69-Meals-Memories

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/news/2014/11/12/Video_Preview_City_Food_Lessons_from_People_on_the_Move

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