Dec 28, 2017
If you want to see the American future, visit Greater Houston,
the nation's most diverse major metropolitan area and home to the
South's biggest city. Since the 1982 collapse of the oil boom, the
city's sprawling and overbuilt subdivisions have attracted
newcomers, and their food traditions, from around the world.
Reporter Barry Yeoman spent time with one of those families—and particularly with John Marthand, an immigrant from Hyderabad, India, and his 14-year-old, U.S.-born son, Joshua. The Marthand men bond in the kitchen, often while cooking biryani, a rice dish with origins as international as John's adopted home.