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Named one of the Best Cookbooks of Spring 2019 by the New York Times, Eater, and Bon Appétit

"A joy to cook from, and just as much fun to read." - Margaux Laskey, the New York Times

A witty and irresistible celebration of one very cool and boundary-breaking mom's "Indian-ish" cooking - with accessible and innovative Indian-American recipes

Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna's loving tribute to her mom's "Indian-ish" cooking - a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.

Priya's mom, Ritu, taught herself to cook after moving to the U.S. while also working as a software programmer - her unique creations merging the Indian flavors of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids' requests for American favorites like spaghetti and PB&Js. The results are approachable and unfailingly delightful, like spiced, yogurt-filled sandwiches crusted with curry leaves, or "Indian Gatorade" (a thirst-quenching salty-sweet limeade) - including plenty of simple dinners you can whip up in minutes at the end of a long work day.

Throughout, Priya's funny and relatable stories - punctuated with candid portraits and original illustrations by acclaimed Desi pop artist Maria Qamar (also known as Hatecopy) - will bring you up close and personal with the Krishna family and its many quirks.



About the Author

Priya Krishna

Priya Krishna grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where she became adept at assembling meals from the a la carte items available at the dining hall through a weekly column she wrote for her school newspaper and a position she held as a liaison between the dining services administration and the student body. Priya contributed to the Small Kitchen College website and wrote a dining column for The Dartmouth. In 2012, she was an intern at the Food Network, where she wrote daily content for the website. After graduation, she worked for Baltz & Company, a public relations firm specializing in the restaurant industry. She currently works for Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing started by former New York Times food writer Peter Meehan and momofuku chef David Chang. She lives in New York City.



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