A celebration of food memories. A deeply personal journey. An attempt to preserve long-lost recipes. Books steeped in nostalgia that both educate and entertain. I share some food memoirs by culinary writers, connoisseurs, and authors. Books that go beyond ingredients and techniques to the history of their beloved food.
True to its name, The Book of (More) Delights by Ross Gay is truly a delight to read. Consider it a book to turn to when you are having a bad day. To be comforted and affirm joy.
Books and food. There is no better combination. As I launch the On the Spice Trail series, here are some books that will change your perceptions of Indian food, bust some myths, answer some long-standing questions, and above all, impact the way you eat.
Hello September! Hope you had a great summer with some interesting books to read. This year for me has been all about tackling the backlist. Read on as I share what I have read in the last three months.
As an army kid, I have had access to numerous libraries. But some will always have a special place in my heart. Read on as I celebrate the libraries that have shaped the reader I am.
About food, relationships, and lost recipes. The Indian Café in London by Veena Nagpal is a delectable read that will warm your heart.
A testimony of personal strength in the face of adversity. Part personal and part business memoir, Silver Lining – The Story of NephroPlus by Kamal Shah is a must read. Not just as a compelling memoir but also to educate yourself about chronic kidney disease.
I share with you another collection of LGBTQIA+ memoirs and personal narratives from India. In prose and in verse. Not just by the members of the community but also by allies. Books that are a must-read. Because reading diverse books should not be limited to just Pride Month.
Interview with Vinita Dawra Nangia: Director – Times Literature Festival, AutHer Awards, and Write India
Distinguished editor and author Vinita Dawra Nangia is a powerhouse! I had the privilege of interviewing her for Bohemian Bibliophile. She discussed the literary ventures she leads for the Times, literary festivals, publishing, writing, and the question everyone’s asking – will AI replace writers?
How far will an author go for success? At its heart, Yellowface by R. F. Kuang is a story about plagiarism. But also a dark, pacy satire about the publishing industry, racism, tokenism, white privilege, social media takedowns, and the cancel culture.