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On a recent trip to England, I spent a frustrating half-hour arguing with a stubborn Britisher about Indian food. “You can’t possibly get good Indian in America,” he said, with veddy, veddy British condescension. I protested: West Philly is full of cheap and sometimes great Indian places, and my favorite Indian restaurant in D.C. serves up the most satisfyingly spiced malai kofta I’ve ever had. “I’m sure it’s all shite,” he countered, unimpressed. Whatever. So far the Indian food I’ve had in Britain hasn’t come close to what I’m used to eating over here, including the stuff at Bath’s venerable Rajpoot. (Do the Brits find that name as hilariously appropriate as I do?) If that guy were in town today, I’d take his limey ass to sample some authentic made-in-Arizona chutneys, sauces, and marinades at the Cinnabar Specialty Foods Inc. showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sackler Gallery Shop, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Leonard Roberge)