Monica Bhide

Monica Bhide is an engineer turned much-praised writer whose work has appeared in "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "Food & Wine", "Bon Appetit", and "Town & Country"; she has published two previous Indian cookbooks, "The Everything Indian Cookbook" and "The Spice Is Right". Monica was born in India and moved to the United States in 1991; she currently resides in the Washington, D.C., metro area with her husband and young sons. Visit her website,