I recently worked on a cover story for Khabar, a monthly Indian-American magazine published from Atlanta.
Titled The Call of the Kitchen, the article includes interviews with cookbook authors like Suvir Saran, Ammini Ramachandran, Niloufer King, Monica Bhide, Pushpa Bhargava and our own foodie bloggers like Nupur of One Hot Stove and Indira of Mahanandi.
Here is the introduction:
Bunches of cilantro, coconut aviyal, whole heads of garlic, shrimp balchao bruschettas, handfuls of aromatics sizzling in the pan, dals, chaat, cloves, chilies, saffron, and eggplant bhartas. These multiflavored, multihued words provide just a glimpse into the world of Indian cookbooks and blogs, which generate wide interest and often feature traditional and innovative cuisines from various parts of India. Sure, with innumerable blogs and about 6,000 cookbooks published every year, it’s difficult to focus on all that’s out there, but certain titles do stand out from the crowd. Not only do they do a great job of highlighting India’s regional cuisines, they’re also gradually introducing mainstream Americans to the convenience of cooking Indian food in their households.