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...
Draksha Rasa – Grape Essence: The Art of Wine Pairing With Indian Food

Draksha Rasa – Grape Essence: The Art of Wine Pairing With Indian Food

It was going to be a simple dinner. Some piping hot onion khuzhambu (tamarind curry) and fried potato cubes with brown rice. Just as I was setting the table our good friends who are wine enthusiasts, wanted to stop by. I ran to my wine collection in panic, for Indian...
Countdown

Countdown

10. The clock is ticking down. The score is tied. The crowd is standing. Jeremy Lin has the ball, alone at half­court. My father would talk about him all the time. I guess it took me too long to understand why. 9. My father played on his high school football team. I...
My Artichoke Girl

My Artichoke Girl

I remember what we were wearing the first time we met. She was in a green dress and I was wearing capris with a sleeveless top. We were the two odd ones in a room full of half-saris and long skirts at the admission hall of my new high school in Coimbatore. She was...