Tagged with My Published Article

Gazpachos Galore!!!

If there has been any one article I have throughly enjoyed testing and writing it was this one for the Washington Post dated July 11 2014 titled 3 Gazpachos, 1 Cool Summer Option. More importantly I am completely excited about the food stylists and the fabulous photos that they came up with. An ice bowl with … Continue reading

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Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading

Simple Teas To Bring On The Warmth

Simple Teas To Bring On The Warmth

This is an article that was published in Whole Life Magazine. As I tested these recipes the whole house was filled with a warm fragrance that was soothing and energizing. The tea recipes below are extremely simple to make and instantly gratifying. As far as I am concerned, this would be as close as you … Continue reading

My Interview With Chef Raghavan Iyer In WSJ

From Family Recipes to U.S. Culinary Elite By Visi Tilak Photo Credit: Tate Carlson, Pictured: Mr. Iyer.  When Raghavan Iyer left Mumbai for the U.S. in 1982 to study engineering and management, it’s a fair bet that he did not expect to become a cookery guru. What started with quick letters home to get recipes, became a passion … Continue reading

Indian Chefs Serving Flexitarians For WSJ

Indian-Origin Chefs Serving U.S. ‘Flexitarians’ By Visi R. Tilak Drawing upon the many options available in Indian cuisine, chefs in the U.S. are serving vegetarian fare in a country where 5% of the population, according to a 2012 Gallup poll, doesn’t eat meat. There’s also demand from the “flexitarian” market, or people who are mostly … Continue reading

Pongal Treats

Pongal Treats

Sweet Pongal, Savory Pongal and Vadais A few years ago, in honor of the Pongal Harvest Festival,  I wrote a piece for the Boston Globe titled, “Rice Pudding Worthy Of The Gods.”  I feel like this is an apt story to repeat right now, not to mention the recipe. RICE PUDDING WORTHY OF THE GODS … Continue reading

Coleslaws Galore!

Coleslaws Galore!

I’ve always loved Coleslaws… I had the pleasure of writing an essay about coleslaws for NPR’s Kitchen Window, titled The International Flavors Of All-American Coleslaw. From the article — The most appealing thing to me about these crunchy salads is that they are thirst-quenching but also healthful and filling. The burst of juicy flavor in each … Continue reading