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Keynote speaker for MOSAIC

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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 […]

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Two terrific media mentions!

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  Friends — Thank you for being a part of my journey. I am grateful to you all for being my most trusted readers. I wanted to share two pieces of good news. First, the Smithsonian Associates blog covered my Sacred Foods Of India event and gave it rave reviews — READ HERE Excerpt: ” Monica […]

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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 […]