Monica Bhide

Monica Bhide is an engineer turned food/travel/parenting writer based out of Washington DC.  She has been published in many major national and international publications, including Food & Wine, The New York Times, Parents, Cooking Light, Prevention, AARP-The magazine, Health, SELF, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and many more. Bhide wrote a weekly syndicated for Scripps Howard Media, called Seasonings, and is a frequent contributor to NPR's Kitchen Window. Her work has garnered numerous accolades, including her food essays being included in Best Food Writing anthologies (2005, 2009 and 2010). She has published three cookbooks, the latest being:  Modern Spice: Inspired Indian recipes for the contemporary Kitchen (Simon & Schuster, 2009), which Padma Lakshmi called her personal - “BESTS.BOOK.EVER” in Newsweek.  She also has a spice app for Apple products. In 2012, The Chicago Tribune picked Bhide as one of seven note-worthy food writers to watch.  And Mashable recently picked her as one of the top 10 food writers on Twitter.

Bhide is a monthly columnist for Cooking Channel on lucky foods.

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