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Shrimp in a Saree

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When Delhi-based food lover, Atul Sikand invited me to join his food lover’s FB page – Sikandalous Cuisine – I have to admit I hesitated for a minute. Why? Well, I have been writing about Indian food for ten years now and had not heard of a cuisine in India called Sikandalous. I Googled and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Kalkal Cookie

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At seventeen, when I was living in a semi-cloistered convent in south India, I got my first taste of Christmas. A Hindu by birth, I had spent my whole life until then in the Muslim Middle East and had yet to experience a true Christmas. As a boarder at the convent, I observed that year-round the nuns […]

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Redeeming Spirits Cocktail

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  My uber talented friend, Kara Newman, created this recipe specially for my readers. I highly recommend it as the ideal drink when you read my fiction debut-  The Devil in Us! Enjoy, friends! I look forward to your thoughts on the drink and the book! Redeeming Spirits  A variation on the classic “Moscow Mule,” […]

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Queens: A Culinary Passport

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***** BUY NOW Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City’s Most Diverse Borough ****     The best books teach you things you never expected to learn! This book, Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City’s Most Diverse Borough, falls into that category. I did not know that Queens has […]

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Kids in the kitchen – Future Chefs!

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My friend, Ramin Ganeshram, has a brand new book releasing in a few days — FutureChefs! The book has a collection of wonderful recipes from kids around the US and the world. My own kids want to cook from the book. The recipes are ethnically diverse and very accessible. Please join me in congratulating her! […]

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Monica’s Indian Express: Blueberry Chicken Curry By Gurpareet Bains

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I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes.   Chef Gurpareet Bains’s  Indian Superfood is a delightful collection that combines superfood and super spices to create the world famous Indian Superfood cuisine. www.indiansuperfood.com Recipes include: • Spicy prawns in a dry seaweed masala • […]

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