Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen

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Simon & Schuster
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7.3 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Bittman is the author of thrity books, including Food Matters, How to Cook Everything, Dinner for Everyone, How to Eat, and Animal, Vegetable, Junk. He worked on the weekly New York Times column, The Minimalist and his work has appeared in countless newspapers and magazines. He has made many televison appearances on shows such as CBS's The Dish and the Today show. Bittman is currently Special Advisor on Food Policy at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, where he teaches and hosts a lecture series called Food, Public Health, and Social Justice.


"Monica Bhide is a mistress of spices who uses them like enchanting spells. Her recipes will take you to distant lands but bring you right back home with their taste and ease!" -- Chef Art Smith, television personality, award-winning chef, and author of "Back to the Table"
"Monica Bhide...invites you along for a tasty ride in her forthcoming book, "Modern Spice"....Bhide offers a modern interpretation of Indian flavors and cooking techniques. The result is something cooks need-- new ways of thinking about common ingredients. -- J.M. Hirsch, "Associated Press "
"Monica Bhide -- a proven expert in all things South Asian -- has compiled a witty and practical guide to Indian-style cooking. Her recipe for curried egg salad is alone worth the price of this book." -- James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief, "Saveur", and author of "Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore"
"At once contemporary and rooted in tradition, sophisticated yet straightforward, creative but comforting, "Modern Spice" is perfectly suited to the times; it offers new directions, interpretations, and ideas for taking Indian food to the next level. Thanks to enriching personal and informational essays, "Modern Spice" is also a great read." -- Steven A. Shaw, author of "Asian Dining Rules" and director of
"The real spice in "Modern Spice" is love! No one writes about food with as much joy as Monica Bhide does. Her passion makes this book's beautiful stories and recipes a pleasure to read." -- Jose Andres host of the PBS series, "Made in Spain", and author of the companion book "Made in Spain"
"For those of us who love Indian food and want to cook it at home, " Modern Spice" is the cookbook we've been waiting for. Monica Bhide's simple, flavor-packed recipes make this exciting cuisine modern, accessible, and right at home in the American kitchen." -- Victoria von Biel, Executive Editor, "Bon Appetit "