My Writings

Dining Critic Dishes Up Mumbai's Best, Miami Herald, January 2008

Happy 2008!! I am pleased to start the year with a feature in the Miami Herald on the best places to dine in, in Mumbai, India!

Dining critic sets out India’s best

It is often said that you can grow old in the blink of an eye walking along the streets of Mumbai.

Life moves at lightning speed in this celebrity-studded financial and gastronomic capital of India, formerly known as Bombay. This is quite apparent when I arrive at the frenzied international airport. My taxi driver, an expert in red light-optional driving, whizzes through dense traffic. Many roadside eateries are open and overflowing. It’s 2 a.m.

”Where will you have breakfast this morning?” I ask, having learned that cabbies know the best local eateries. I ready my pen to take down his wise words. ”No food today,” he says, pointing to the smoldering jasmine incense on his dashboard. “Today I am fasting for God.”

Ah, my amazingly diverse India, how I missed you.

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