"They did not know what to make of me in Tampa," Aasif Mandvi says. Small wonder. Mandvi, the cowriter and star of Today's Special, moved to Florida with his family from India when he was a teen. "Talk about being an outsider."
My Julia Child was Madhur Jaffrey, doyenne of Indian cooking in the West. Instead of a rather self-absorbed blogger, I was a clueless momma's boy immigrant, loose in middle America, barely knowing how to boil an egg.