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Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan

Sarah, is a Pakistani-American who talks fast. A focused wanderer, she recently returned from a Fulbright year in India. In between walking all over the 56 Queens neighborhoods, she is completing the Indian Women Farmers Documentary Film series. She studied nutrition, public health and plant sciences (ms, mph, phd). Her writing, short films and photography have appeared in The Art of Eating, Modern Farmer, Roads and Kingdoms and Zester Daily. Now she just wants to create media content with the superhero Amrita Simla graphics, animation, maps and the occasional song. She's waiting for the time when you can download and stream smells.

Recent stories by Sarah Khan

January 30, 2017

Queens’ Tamale Ladies

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Backstreet feed -- Tamales sold streetside by migrant women from Mexico and Ecuador are among our favorite treats in Queens. The countless kinds of ethnic cuisine found in the borough and the people that lovingly cook it are what make it great.
January 30, 2017

Street Carts of Desire: The Tamale Ladies of Roosevelt Avenue

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Queens -- (Editor's Note: In honor of the immigrants and refugees who have made their new home a better place for us all, this week we are running some of our favorite archived stories about those who have left a culinary mark on their adopted land.) If you walk the length of Roosevelt Avenue from 69th Street to 111th Street in the early morning, you may encounter up to two dozen tamale ladies, usually at the major intersections that correspond to the 7 train’s stops. Read more
October 21, 2016

Street Carts of Desire: Taking It to the Streets

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Queens -- To organize for your right to vend is not glamorous; it involves community and trust-building, meetings, disagreements, unification around a campaign, administrative quagmires and persistence. This is what a small group of Latino vendors in Corona, Queens decided to take on. Read more