Monday, April 21, 2014

New cookbook: SPICES & SEASONS by Rinku Bhattacharya

" . . . beautifully combines the time-tested traditions of the Indian kitchen with a practical, modern approach . . ."
--SUVIR SARAN, author of Masala Farm and Indian Home Cooking

"Spices & Seasons awakened my sleepy palate the moment I opened it! What gorgeous, beguiling recipes and such wise words about so much, especially about children and vegetables. I am off to my kitchen, book in tow and with great anticipation of many wonderful meals." 
--DEBORAH MADISON, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

"Whether you're shopping in supermarkets or farmers markets or cooking from CSA boxes and farm stands, Rinku has ideas and recipes for you. Whether you are a confident, seasoned cook, or curious about the kitchen, whether you know and love India's vibrant spices and culinary traditions or whether you are more curious than confident, Rinku welcomes you with this splendid and practical book. Teacher, coach, and passionate, smiling guide, she's exactly the presence I want in my kitchen this year, for all the spices and all the seasons." 

--NANCIE MCDERMOTT, author of Quick & Easy Thai and Southern Pies

We're excited to announce a new cookbook that will be out next month! Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors by Gourmand Award-winning author Rinku Bhattacharya is a fresh take on Indian cuisine inspired by the bounty of local produce.  You'll learn how to turn enticing farmstands full of fruits and vegetables into healthy, flavorful meals. Rinku not only teaches readers how to prepare meals with ingredients from the backyard, but she also shares advice on cooking with Indian spices, using a pressure cooker, and "green tips" for making your kitchen eco-friendly.
With more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes--many of them vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free--Spices & Seasons is ideal for the busy home cook who wants to bring Indian flavor to their table. Savor dishes such as "Mango and Goat Cheese Mini Crisps," "Seared Scallops in a Blueberry Ginger Sauce," "Fresh Ginger Apple Chai Cake," and much more! A beautiful photo accompanies each recipe in this hardcover volume.

Stay tuned for details about our blog tour and giveaways!

About the author:

Rinku Bhattacharya is a native of Kolkata, India, currently living in a house with a vibrant backyard in Hudson Valley, New York with her husband and two young children. Rinku's practical, sustainable approach to Indian cooking is showcased on her blog, Cooking in Westchester, and her Journal News column Spices and Seasons. Rinku has been teaching recreational cooking classes for the past nine years and also partners with the local Down Home Markets to offer seasonal Indian cooking demos. She is author of The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles (Hippocrene Books, 2012). Rinku has also written for the Poughkeepsie Journal and several online sites, and appeared on CT Style television a few times.