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January 8, 2019

I'm so happy to share my friend Rinku Battacharya's new book "Instant Indian"; it features 100 authentic recipes from around India, including dals, idli, curries, chaat, biryani, pulao, and more! There are also recipes for paneer, no-knead naan, yogurt, and spice blends.

I previously reviewed...

October 25, 2016

As a longtime fan of Persian and Indian cuisines, I was intrigued when I saw a Facebook foodie friend mention Niloufer Mavalvala's "The Art of Parsi Cooking." Despite my familiarity with Persian and some regional Indian cuisines, I was not familiar with Parsi culture. The Parsi are followers...

July 7, 2016

Longtime vegan Lee Watson works as a vegan chef at a retreat center in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. In “Peace and Parsnips,” he collects 200 of his favorite recipes for smoothies, salads, nibbles, big plates, curries, burgers, desserts and more to prove that vegan food doesn’t have to be...

June 7, 2016

Indian cuisine is my culinary final frontier; for many years, I've collected Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cookbooks, but didn't have any in my collection that focused on the varied foods of India. I recently purchased Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with...

November 7, 2014

"This is indeed India...the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition...Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." Mark Twain

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September 15, 2014

Indian cuisine is my culinary final frontier; for many years, I've collected Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cookbooks, but didn't have any in my collection that focused on the varied foods of India. I recently purchased Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with...

June 14, 2014

Prashad is an Indian vegetarian restaurant in West Yorkshire that was named Best Restaurant by no less than Gordon Ramsay. The word "Prashad" means "sacred offering" and refers to religious food offerings left at temples. Amazon happened to recommend Prashad to me as I was looking at other U...

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