Recipes: Breakfast & Brunch

Indian Oats Upma

If you think a book on oatmeal is going to be boring or ho-hum or nothing to call home about, let me stop you right there. Kathy Hester has written a book that will forever change the way you look at your morning oats!  OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising...

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Roasted pumpkin with yogurt

I met the very talented Indian chef Vicky Ratnani when I visited his restaurant, Aurus, in Juhu, Mumbai. A frequent guest on Indian TV, chef also hosts some really fun shows of his own on NDTV: Do it sweet and Gourmet Central. He was telling me about his wonderful...

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Cultured Flavors: Make your own yogurt

Several years ago, I did a story for the New York Times. The story focused on how money coming into the Indian economy was changing the way Indians cook, eat and buy food products.  I remember the lead -"YOGURT hasn't traditionally been a source of family tension...

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Monica Bhide

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