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My debut novel: Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken

My dear friends and readers: I am so delighted to let you know that my debut novel, Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken (Bodes Well Publishing, 2016) is now up for pre-order!! The photographer behind the stunning cover is none other than Simi Jois! I have an amazing...

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10 Things you did not know about turmeric

I spoke with the lovely folks at BravoTV about turmeric! It is one of my fav spices. You can read the story here! Of course, I talk about it in more detail in my book: A Life of Spice! It is available in ebook form and print book. Enjoy!! Photo Credit - Simi Jois...

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Dare To Be, Penguin 2016

  You can order the book here     I am so grateful and SO SO honored to be featured in this book about women who gave wings to their dreams. (Dare to Be, Penguin 2016)   What I have learned is this: trust your heart. It knows what your purpose is better...

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DC Embassy Chef Challenge 2016 in pictures

I was so honored to be one of the judges for this year's DC Embassy Chef Challenge 2016. The superb chef from Barbados won our heart and our votes. It was a dual honor to be the only home chef on the judging panel. The judges included DC greats like Chef Ris Lacoste...

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Monica Bhide featured in “Those Immigrants”

  So very honored to be profiled in the book, "Those Immigrants: Indians In America, A psychological exploration of achievement," by James Beard award-winning Dr. Scott Haas. Some of the other immigrants featured include super talented folks like Raj Chetty, Visi...

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Roshni Media’s “Global And Emerging Leaders”

  I am so delighted to share that I have been selected to be included in Roshni Media's terrific new book featuring Global And Emerging Leaders. Their core vision & mission is creating global diversity awareness. It is a great privilege to be featured...

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Heartwarming review in Edible Idaho

I am so very honored that writer Linda Whittig loved "A Life of Spice" and wrote such a superb review in the current issue of Edible Idaho. "Bhide's stories are steeped in culture and wrapped in descriptions that beg for the cardamom and saffron to be pulled out of...

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Can a conference change your life?

Almost eleven years ago, I decided to quit my six-figure consulting job and start a new life: I wanted to be a writer. I had no qualifications, no degrees, no contacts. I could tell a pitch letter from a paper filled with gibberish. In fact, I had pretty much NO idea...

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Women in Food – Interview in the Christian Science Monitor

The very lovely - Patricia Tanumihardja, Pickles and Tea interviewed me today for the Christian Science Monitor: Q. In "A Life of Spice," there are chapters titled “Food and Culture” and “Food and Identity.” You were born in India and raised in Bahrain, and now live...

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Meet Monica

Monica Bhide

Hi, I’m Monica! I am a storyteller and I love to write tales about food, love, life and culture. I hope you will find something in my stories to inspire you.

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