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I personally enjoyed the short stories scattered throughout the book.
Many people talk of Monica of a passionate food writer, and just a great human being, but the thing that stands out to me is the balance and nuance in her recipes.
While staying true to the Indian spices, she gives a modern twist to each of the dishes.
Excellent Cookbook, Modern Spice
November 6, 2013.
As an avid cookbook collector and owner of a Culinary Library with over 6,000 cookbooks, I am happy to say that this... Read more
As someone who has traveled to India and learned how to cook traditional northern fare, this book was interesting in its take on classic flavors. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kathleen
I have always loved cooking with spices so this book grabbed my attention. The best part though, is that all of these recipes are so accessible to an American cook. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Diane
I love Indian cuisine and I like this book. For some of the recipes, you may have to order a few spices online or, if you are lucky to have one, visit your local Indian grocery... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Miriam Newton
This is a fun book to read, with interesting, well written essays about the author's relationships with food and her family.
The recipes are very creative. Read more
I love Monica Bhide's blog and writing. She has given Indian food a very global standing that is beyond chicken tikka masala. Read morePublished 18 months ago by BongMom
Modern Spice is a brilliant melding of Indian spices and a Modern Perspective. Besides the food, I instantly fell in love with the personal stories that she so eloquently weaves. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kavita
I have Monica Bhide's The Spice Is Right cookbook, so I was intrigued with Modern Spice. Happily, Bhide marries American shortcuts with Indian recipes so that the flavors always... Read morePublished 18 months ago by AgnesLucy
Monica Bhide's Modern Spice is a wonderful cookbook chock full of great recipes. I've made the Indian burger, Indian Onion Rings and Pan Fried Paneer - so delicious - I have many... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Andrew'sMom