Simple and Sustainable Cooking from the kitchen of a soccer mama, who loves numbers, spices, kids, flowers and her camera. Between working and chasing two young children, I share my food escapades on Cooking in Westchester.
I love food – cooking, talking and teaching about the nuances of food and cooking. Food in my universe starts with Indian food in all its myriad elements – traditional rustic regional Indian flavors, practical mainstream Indian cuisine and contemporary Indian cuisine that meshes and marries other culinary influences. In particular, I have enjoyed sharing my love of cooking with simple and seasonal ingredients through my classes. A financial strategist by profession, writing and working with food is a therapeutic choice for me.
Balancing traditional regional Indian flavors with a need for practicality, my first cookbook, The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles offers you an insight into the Bengali cuisine of Eastern India.
I moved to Westchester County, New York, over a decade ago, actually just after I was married. A widely travelled, big city girl (I was born in and have spent a large part of my childhood in Kolkatta, India, a large city with lots of people and a love for food, literature and soulful conversations). I have now learnt to love the quiet peace of my home in Valhalla and balance, complete with out small and vibrant backyard which is a huge source of creativity and fun for our family.
The little plot of land that provides our supplies six months of the year is called, “the little backyard that could.” In summers it brings to our table, a harvest of greens, berries, cherries, tomatoes, okra and various other things that show up with recipes in this blog. This part of the food process is managed by my husband an avid gardener and assisted by the kids, now 7 and 9. In fact, the kids enjoy trailing both of around either in the kitchen or the garden, depending on their mood or season and are an integral part of the blogging team.