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Kojo Show and Live Reading Event at Equinox

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Friends – On Dec 18th, I will be live on The Kojo Nnamdi Show discussing my book The Devil in Us and also talking about my fav reads of this year. I hope you will call in! We are scheduled to be on from 1:00 – 2:00 on WAMU. I am so very honored, and still a […]

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Les Dames DC – Culinary Women in Words event

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I was delighted and honored to participate in Les Dames d’Escoffier DC Chapter’s first annual book signing event. What made this really special is that they were kind enough to let me sign copies of  The Devil in Us! Also thrilled that my little book made this AMAZING Huffington Post List - Best Cookbook Gifts for the […]

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On the cover of India Abroad magazine 2014

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News of my debut The Devil in Us - Stories of love, life and redemption is featured as cover of this week’s India Abroad Magazine (Nov 14th, 2014)! I hope you will read the fun story. And, of course, I am thrilled to be on the cover of a magazine.. a second time for my little book!!  I will post […]

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Metro Cooking Show in DC 2014

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I was so thrilled to be a part of the Metro Cooking Show in DC this past weekend. Here are some shots from my sold out session on spices!! Here are a few photos from my session-    

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Cover of Asian Fortune magazine, Nov 2014

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News of my debut The Devil in Us - Stories of love, life and redemption is featured as cover of this month’s Asian Fortune magazine (Nov, 2014)! I hope you will read the fun story. And, of course, I am thrilled to be on the cover of a magazine.. a first for me!!  You can read the story here  […]

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Best Food Writing 2014

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  So thrilled to share the news that one of my essays has been included in BEST FOOD WRITING 2014. This is my fourth inclusion in the series and really means a lot to me. The anthology features writers whom I greatly admire and am so honored to be able to share the space with […]

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Featured in Vogue, India (January 2013)

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My heart be still!! Vogue India did a feature story on top 15 chefs from around the world.. asking them to share dishes they think will define 2013. Featured chefs include Ferran Adria, Vikas Khanna and many others. And guess who made the list?????? OMG! I am so grateful to writer Aarti Virani for considering […]

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FINALIST in The Legacy of Julia Child Awards

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Julia Child died on my birthday. I wondered if that would be my only connection to this legendary and amazing woman. And then, I went to a cooking school in Paris and became “Monique” My entry was a finalist in – The Legacy of Julia Child Awards. The essay is pasted below. I would LOVE […]

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Judge: Rising Star Chef for the Varli Awards

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I was honored to be asked to be one of the judges for the newly formed Varli Awards in NYC. I judged the Rising Star Chef category and was thrilled to be able to meet and taste the food of some amazing chefs specializing in Indian cuisine. Here are some photos (credit: Varli Awards) from […]

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MASHABLE: Top 10 Food Writers on Twitter

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OMG OMG!! I am so honored (READ STUNNED) to be on this amazing list with the likes of Jonathan Gold (!!) and Ruth Reichl (!!!) OMG. Okay. Thank you soooo much to all my amazing readers for your support and feedback. This is all thanks to you!! Wow. MASHABLE TEN FOOD WRITERS TO WATCH ON […]