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1. Sept 17-21 — Coach in residence at AFJ conference in Utah.

“Monica gave our members great information about using social media, and got them fired up about it. She explains things clearly and with style. And she gave personal attention to members’ needs in one-on-one sessions with conference attendees. Her talks left us motivated and inspired.”

2. October 9th at 7:00 pm – Signing copies of Modern Spice and cooking up samples in Arlington

One More Page Books
2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101
Arlington, VA 22213

3. October 26th (NOW ON DEC 7TH) –  Teaching a full day seminar on Food Writing at the Smithsonian in DC — sign up!! Here is the deal on this one –The promo code below -199848—has been created for “friends of Monica Bhide” for the upcoming Food Writing seminar. Use it to register for the program in-person or online (online you will be prompted to entire it) and it will entitle you to The Smithsonian Associate member rate of $90.00 (as opposed to the $130.00 ticket price for general admission).

4. Nov 2nd at the Metropolitan Cooking show! I will be signing copies of Modern Spice and talking about writing cookbooks! At 11:00 am, I will be discussing cookbooks – how to write them and how to sell them. Then, at 1:30, I will be interviewed by Jummy Olabganji for WJLA. Come by!!

5. Nov 3rd. I will be at Union Market with the Kids Food Festival doing a hands on cooking demo for 50 kids at the James Beard Cooking Pavilion.. Come by!!

6. Nov 10th at a event for the DC Culinary Historians- CHoW- talking about Sacred Foods of India.

‘I first heard Monica’s talk about Sacred Foods of India at a Les Dames D’Escoffier event. I enjoyed it then and even more the second time at CHoW. Monica’s a master at putting together history, culture and insights laced with humorous stories and questions to ponder. I can’t wait to see what she tackles next!’

Beverly Firme
CHoW Recording Secretary

7. Dec 5th – Guest speaker at SAJA. All are welcome – Sign up here. 

7. Feb 11th – Holding an event at the Smithsonian talking about demystifying spices.

8. Feb 22nd – Teaching a full day workshop at the Smithsonian about social media for entrepreneurs and small business owners.


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