I am so delighted to share that I have been selected to be included in Roshni Media’s terrific new book featuring Global And Emerging Leaders. Their core vision & mission is creating global diversity awareness. It is a great privilege to be featured alongside people I admire greatly like Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Deepak Chopra!
I am so very honored that writer Linda Whittig loved “A Life of Spice” and wrote such a superb review in the current issue of Edible Idaho. “Bhide’s stories are steeped in culture and wrapped in descriptions that beg for the cardamom and saffron to be pulled out of the spice drawer or at least […]
Almost eleven years ago, I decided to quit my six-figure consulting job and start a new life: I wanted to be a writer. I had no qualifications, no degrees, no contacts. I could tell a pitch letter from a paper filled with gibberish. In fact, I had pretty much NO idea what to do or […]
The very lovely – Patricia Tanumihardja, Pickles and Tea interviewed me today for the Christian Science Monitor: Q. In “A Life of Spice,” there are chapters titled “Food and Culture” and “Food and Identity.” You were born in India and raised in Bahrain, and now live in the United States. I’m sure your culture, childhood environment, and where […]
Happy New Year! I wish you all a terrific year ahead with loads of memorable meals, lively conversations and good health! As the year opens, I am delighted to share some great news about my last two books and, of course, a new recipe. First, A Life of Spice made the top food memoirs list on […]
“A Life of Spice by Monica Bhide. Part memoir, part ode to eating, this sweet collection of remembrances and musings would make a great gift for foodies or anyone who’s simply a fan of good writing.” THANK YOU to the Washington Independent Review of Books for including A Life of Spice on this esteemed […]
Am I hyperventilating? Why yes, I am!!! I don’t have the words to thank you all for your love and support. This morning, The Devil in Us, a book that you all have loved and supported hit #1 on Kindle (for short stories, literary) and on Kobo for the same category. It is currently 87 […]
I am so delighted to let you know that my little book, A Life of Spice, is included in Huffington Post’s “Holiday Gift Guide for the Food Lover: Cookbooks!” I am very grateful to Jamie Schler for including me in this list that features some of the best food folks of our time including – […]
I was so delighted and honored to be a keynote speaker for an event sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) – Mosaic: Celebrating Diversity Through Creative Writing contest. “FOLMC sponsor’s this contest in conjunction with the Montgomery County Public School System. Mosaic is for middle school students and is designed to get them thinking and writing about […]
I was so very honored to be one of the judges for the DC Embassy Chef Challenge. A dream come true for me! Sharing some photos of the terrific and very delicious event!!