The greatest binding factor for most Indians is not religion, not language, and not weather. For us, it is food, cricket and Bollywood-and in that order. Most of us live to eat and not the other way around. Here, we discuss one of the stereotypical pain points associated with living abroad, especially for ‘Desis’. Will we get the food that we are familiar with? Will we have to compromise and reprogram our taste buds to adapt to the local food?