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Who really was Prince Ranji Smile? This mysterious chef dazzled America at the turn of the century with his delicious curry and bombastic personality. He was in newspapers all across America for his cooking AND gossip-fueled personal life. So why don't we know his name anymore?

Food History is a show all about... well, the history of food. Join host Justin Dodd as he brings you the stories of how your favorite meals ended up on your plate. Today, we're talking Ranji Smile, an immigrant chef who changed the world of cooking. Let's dig in.

Check out Sarah Lohman's Book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine below:
https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Flavors-Untold-American-Cuisine/dp/1476753954

Mayukh Sen's piece about Ranjie Smile:
https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22158105/ranji-smile-celebrity-chef-indian-food-sarah-lohman

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