Learning the Intricacies of Spice

I wrote a little story for the Frederick News-Post that ran yesterday on the subject of learning to cook Indian food at home.

Read it here.

I interviewed Rajni Hatti of Charles Town, WV (who is about to teach an introductory Indian cooking class at my friend Christine’s teaching kitchen, The Kitchen Studio, in Frederick). I also talked to my friend Monica Bhide, whose new book Modern Spice is destined to become your best friend when you employ Indian ingredients and techniques.

The flavor of Rajni’s raita has stayed with me ever since she demonstrated it in her kitchen for me. I’ll have to make more once I get home to my mint plant this weekend.


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