Charred Tomato Soup

Have you read Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake? There’s a movie of the same name based on the book, and there’s a sequence where the protagonist, who happens to be a second-generation Indian-American, reminisces to his teenage years when his parents would throw a house party and…

Mango Tiramisu

Are you one of the fortunate kids who grew up somewhere between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn? Likely visited groves of mango trees or grew up with one in your grandparent’s backyard? My mother grew up in a small village, in a…

Ombre Citrus Sheet Cake

Do you ever think of food as therapy? Something that helps counter-balance the unbalanced bits and pieces of you, sustenance that helps compensate for something that’s missing? Maybe you don’t feel that way, but for me creating and consuming it feels so much more than…

Hummus Three Ways

I think my favorite snack of all time is Hummus. Sometimes, at Mediterranean eateries, I order the sampler platter for dinner because I know they make it good. There’s always extra hummus and garlic sauce in my Shawarma, and almost always a tub of homemade hummus…

Zucchini Bread

Food tends to play a remarkable role in our daily pursuit to change life a little bit. As we evolve, we tend to surround ourselves with things that add a positive note to our life – friends, nature of our work, holiday destinations, books, but…

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Food happens to be the reason behind most things I do. Sometimes, I force myself to wake up for early morning meetings with the greed for a gourmet-fied cup of coffee, or fried egg on a bun. Some days you’ll find me hurrying to get…