After spending a few weeks across the globe for Season, I’m finally back home. I went to the UAE for the Sharjah International Book Festival, visited London for the first time and wrapped up in Seattle before I headed home. I did miss home a bit but it was also difficult to see how much the smoke from the recent fires has taken over the air in the Bay Area, some of you might remember the terrible fires that ravaged the wine country region, to see this happen once again and so soon is sad but even worse for those who have lost their homes and loved ones.Read More
October was an exciting month, Season came out and my aunt and uncle came to visit from New Zealand. My aunt is an amazing cook and she taught me a couple of Goan dishes that I’ve been trying to get a better understanding of (more on that recipe soon - it’s going to be a December dish for the holidays).Read More
This has been one phenomenal week, one that I could never have imagined. Your reception to Season has been simply amazing! First the New York Times and prolific award winning author, Mayukh Sen, wrote a profile, featured the book and they also included it in the Top 19 cookbooks of Fall 2018. You can read all about it here;
There’s also a special giveaway starting today on Instagram with the lovely folk at Guittard chocolate, to enter head over to my account and good luck.
You can now also make the spicy chocolate chip and get the recipe at Guittard.
I’ve wrapped by the first part of San Francisco book tour and New Orleans and now headed to New York this week. There are still a few tickets available at 92Y, please come if you’re around! My second event in NYC has completely sold out.
October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm - 92Y 2nd St - Season: Big Flavors and Beautiful Food with “A Brown Table’s” Nik Sharma and food writer and journalist Korsha Wilson. Tickets are available here. A book signing will follow.
It’s here, it’s finally here! It took me two years to get to this day and I’m so happy and excited that today, SEASON comes out worldwide in bookstores! Coincidentally, today also happens to be the wedding anniversary of my late maternal grandparents and I think they’d be proud to see become an author. I learned all I knew about Goan cooking and cooking in general from my grandmother, so it would have been amazing to have her see this day.Read More
To the North of San Francisco, beyond wine country lies a town called Winters. Here, sugar plums, the precursor to the prune is grown. The fresh fruit that hangs off the branches of the tree is deep red in color covered with a thin powdery white coating. Taste a fresh fruit and it is juicy and sweet.Read More
Hi Folks, I’m back from Paris (which was wonderful - I did eat a lot of pastries, jams. cheese, wine and bread) with about a week left to launch day (I can’t believe how close we are) but I wanted to give you a quick note on the upcoming events for the first part of my book tour which kicks off in San Francisco. Details for all these events and the ones for the rest of the year are up on my book page.Read More
Hi Friends, I can’t believe we’re almost 12 days away from the release of my first cookbook, Season. How do I feel? Honestly, it is a mixture of eager anticipation and happiness and I cannot wait for you to hold a copy in your hands. And with that note, I have wonderful news to share with you! We’re giving away a copy of SEASON to FOUR lucky readers on Instagram.Read More
Even though summer has officially ended, we are still in that transitory phase where it’s warm and yes, still pleasant. I actually prefer this phase because grilling is much more fun. So, a few weekends ago, we invited a few of our close friends over for dinner. There was champagne, there was wine, there were lots of fresh tomatoes from my garden and there were grilled lamb chops from American Lamb Board.Read More
t’s hard to imagine how much can happen in a week or for that matter in an instantaneous second when you read a short sentence. Last week, India’s Supreme Court, dropped an archaic law called #Section377 which essentially now makes it legal for queer folk to exist in India.Read More
When we moved to our home in Oakland, a few years ago, we planted two fig trees in our backyard (a dwarf and a regular one that's now about 6 ft tall) and we've had issues with the quality of fruits. They were dry on the inside. The dwarf had consistently produced good fruit so it was a bit of a surprise and disappointment when last year the figs fell off the tree and had no sweetness or moisture hidden inside. But as some of you know, earlier this April we decided to work on our backyard and take things apart and put them back together to create a fun and functional garden where we could grow food and have flowers to attract the local wildlife. This turned out to be an extremely wise decision for our fig trees.Read More