Indian cuisine was not among them. I expect that Dad’s preference for less spicy fare played a role.
It was also a very different time. Hard as it is to believe these days with the variety of ethnic and regional foods so readily available in markets, that was far from the case in my childhood.
Even with Mom’s cosmopolitan background, there was little opportunity to explore foreign foods in those days – and even less so in the rural areas where we lived.
It really is too bad, considering the healthy options Indian cuisine offers, to say nothing of its wonderful simplicity, low cost, and rich flavor. It would have fit right into Mom’s practical, no-nonsense approach to meals.