posted on by

Les Dames DC – Culinary Women in Words event


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 […]

posted on by

Sacred Foods of India event at the Smithsonian


On Dec 4th I conducted a special event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. – I gave a lecture on how religions create food cultures in India. Here is a more formal description of the event, the food and, of course, some photos. I am pleased and humbled that the event sold out! India, one […]

posted on by

posted on by

Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium


Friends – I am so delighted to let you know that I have been invited to speak at the first Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium. The organizers, including Patrick Evans Hylton, have invited some terrific speakers to share their knowledge of of the food world. I hope you will come and attend. I look forward to seeing […]

posted on by

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2014


I was so delighted to be a part of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival this year. I am grateful to be invited and honored that so many kids come to participate and spend time with me. A life changing experience! I would love to share that experience with you in pictures:   Customize your own […]

posted on by

Food Bloggers Connect 2014- London


I am so delighted and so honored to be speaking at the Food Bloggers Connect 2014 conference in London this year. Come join us! I will be conducting several food writing workshops. REGISTER NOW Here is a list of all the terrific speakers at the conference.  Here is a look at some of the workshops […]

posted on by

Where in the world is Monica?


Hello, friends!   I hope to see you all at one of these fun events!  Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival –  I am so delighted to let you know that I was invited by the government of UAE to come and present my love of spices and cooking to kids in Sharjah. I will be there […]

posted on by

Smithsonian Social Media Panel


On Saturday, February 22, I was honored to teach a workshop, “Social Media Savvy: A Practical Guide to Personal Branding and Strategy,” at the Smithsonian. The seminar helped participants create a social media identity and identify the key elements of a strategy to interact effectively and efficiently in the virtual world. Participants explored the fundamentals of social media […]

posted on by

Smithsonian Event: Flavors of India


  I recently did an event for the Smithsonian Associates focused on the history and contemporary influences on Indian cuisine. Here is a peek! We sold out and had over 200 people in attendance!

posted on by

Social Media Savvy Seminar for Smithsonian


I am so thrilled that my seminar made the cover of the Smithsonian catalog this month! BUY TICKETS Here is the detailed description – Social Media Savvy: A Practical Guide to Personal Branding and Strategy All-Day Seminar Saturday, February 22 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets – BUY TICKETS Everyone is online today, but does your […]