Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

In early September, I joined my husband as he went back to his village in Palakkad, Kerala, after a ten year hiatus. He had grown up in Palakkad in a large joint family with his grandmother, mother, brother and sisters along with several uncles, aunts and cousins,...
Fast and Easy School Lunches

Fast and Easy School Lunches

A version of this article was first published in September 2010.  As we get ready for the new school year, I have started engaging my two boys on the topic of school lunches. Since my teenager’s palette oscillates faster than the stock market, he keeps me guessing as...

Will Sambar Die With Me?

My cousin Ravi and his wife Radha were visiting America  for the very first time. One day, as I was waiting to pick them up for a drive around town, Radha was unusually late. As she slowly stepped into the car, she handed me a small box, saying “this is what made me...
The Food We Eat

The Food We Eat

Other Avenues Are Possible By Shanta Nimnark Sacharoff. PM Press. Available as paperback.amazon.com When I moved to the Bay Area in the 90s I came across a book called Flavors of India by Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff. I was intrigued by the recipes as they were Indian but...
‘N Dive Into Chicory!

‘N Dive Into Chicory!

My childhood is filled with memories of waking up to the strong aroma of filter coffee. My grandmother needed her cup of coffee to be just the way she liked it. Her day began with brewing a huge steel filter full of coffee and it ended with her ritual of washing that...