Monica’s latest book:
In Conversation with Exceptional women: I am very excited to announce this new book. I have been very blessed to be surrounded by people who continually inspire me. The women selected for this book are exceptional not only for what they have been able to accomplish in their own life, but also for what they inspire in others. I think the second is harder to do. To me, each of these women represents not only a success story, but a hero, a role model and most importantly a hope. If they can all do it – and they all have the same number of hours in the day, same responsibilities, same fears — why can’t we? This ebook has over 50 interviews.
If you live in India, you can buy it here.
You can buy it on Amazon or you can order a PDF here.
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Who is featured in the book? Here is a complete list:
Aarti Sequeira, Food Network star ** Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times best-selling novelist ** Amanda Hesser, co-creator of the revolutionary site Food ** Joan Nathan, best-selling cookbook author ** Corrine Tran, award-winning cookbook author ** Andrea King Collier, award-winning author and essayist ** Andrea Nguyen, best-selling cookbook author ** Carla Hall, co-host, ABC’s The Chew ** Camille Noe Pagán, debut novelist and longtime professional writer ** Clotilde Dusoulier, best-selling cookbook author and blogger ** Heidi Swanson, best-selling cookbook author and blogger ** Daisy Martinez, Food Network star **Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief, Food & Wine magazine ** Dorie Greenspan, legendary cookbook author ** Elise Bauer, pioneering, super-successful blogger ** Elissa Altman, award-winning writer and author ** Frances Largeman-Roth, best-selling author ** Grace Young, best-selling cookbook author ** Bethanne Patrick, editor and best-selling author ** Paula Wolfert, legendary cookbook author ** Lisa Rogak, New York Times best-selling author ** Kat Kinsman, managing editor for CNN’s food blog ** Jaden Hair, best-selling cookbook author and blogger ** Jen Singer, best-selling author ** Karma Wilson, award-winning children’s book author **Kim Severson, best-selling author and New York Times journalist **Lisa Armstrong, award-winning journalist ** Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning radio show host and author ** Meagan Francis, blogger and best-selling author ** Melissa Clark, best-selling cookbook author ** Nathalie Dupree, TV show host, best-selling cookbook author ** Nycci Nellis, TV and radio show star ** Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef host and cookbook author ** Ramin Ganeshram, award-winning journalist and author ** Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet, all-around superstar ** Sarita Mandanna, debut novelist ** Virginia Willis, best-selling cookbook author ** Susan Orlean, superstar author ** Tracey Jackson, best-selling novelist ** Vivian Schiller, chief digital officer, NBC news ** Chiki Sarkar, publisher, Penguin India ** Rebecca Brooks, brilliant PR strategist ** Dianne Jacob, award-winning writer and author ** Diana Abu-Jaber, award-winning novelist ** Mollie Cox Bryan, cookbook author and novelist ** Sydny Miner, vice president, executive editor of Crown Archetype ** Bee Yinn Low, blogger and best-selling cookbook author ** Molly Wizenberg, best-selling cookbook author ** Deborah Madison, award-winning cookbook author ** Aviva Goldfarb, best-selling author and owner of Six O’Clock Scramble ** Rebecca Katz, best-selling cookbook author ** Sara Moulton, TV show host and best-selling author ** T. Susan Chang, award-winning writer and author ** Pam Krauss, vice president, publishing director of Rodale ** Saira Mohan, super model and author ** Ritu Dalmia, chef, TV show host and best-selling author
Monica has published three cookbooks:
Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen – Simon & Schuster, 2009
A local approach to global flavors, Modern Spice captures the spirit of Indian cuisine while updating the genre to reflect modern tastes and lifestyles. Author Monica Bhide builds on longstanding traditions and techniques to create stylish and refined Indian fare that captures the vibrant flavors and colors of a new generation. With a compelling foreword written by Mark Bittman, the award-winning author and food writer, Modern Spice dispels myths about Indian cuisine being all about the curry, while introducing its audience to a new chapter in Indian food.
This book was purchased, updated and released in India by Random House India in 2010.
A country of more than 1 billion people, with over a dozen languages, 800 recognized dialects, and several religions, India is as diverse as it gets! India’s cuisine has been influenced greatly by the multitude of invaders throughout the country’s history; the Mughals, Turks, Europeans, and Portuguese all left their mark. By adding their own cooking styles and ingredients, they provided a rich diversity, resulting in a unique cuisine. What holds this diverse cuisine together are the aromatic and flavorful spices. The art of Indian cooking is in blending spices so they are in perfect harmony in each dish. Monica Bhide perfectly blends the cultures and flavors of this diverse country in The Everything Indian Cookbook.
The Spice is Right: Easy Indian Cooking for Today – Callawind Publications, 2001
The Spice is Right proves that simple Indian cooking is within every home cook’s reach. Home cook and food writer, Monica Bhide has written a down-to-earth cookbook featuring 150 simple, healthful versions of Indian classics and Western favorites with an Indian twist. Recipes are easy to follow, use readily available ingredients, and don’t require complicated cooking methods. Perfect for newcomers to Indian cooking, the book is organized into menus, which takes the guesswork out of planning an Indian meal. What’s more, Bhide infuses the margins of each page with colorful anecdotes and invaluable cooking tips.