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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 […]

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Where have I been!

I realize that I have been way behind in updating this section so here goes!! A lovely mention in India Today: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/flavors-first-by-vikas-khanna-atul-sikand-ferran-adria/1/189427.html Thanks to India Abroad for this sweet note and to Shashi Belamkonda for sending it to me: The kind folks at In The Capital picked me as one of the top 10 DC […]

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My Indian TV debut!

Personalize your own free picture collage I am so pleased and so so honored that I was one of the judged on Sanjeev Kapoor’s FOOD FOOD Maha Challenge. I was so nervous at first but Chef Sanjeev made me feel right at home. So a little background: Chef Sanjeev Kapoor started his own full-time food […]

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CBS Washington Most Valuable Blogger

Doing a small happy dance! I was pleased to get this note from CBS Washington to say that my blog was picked as a valuable blog and I got a prize and  badge for being a valuable blogger! Sweet news and great way to start the week.

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