My name is Monica Bhide and I am an engineer turned writer based out of Washington, D.C. My recipes are fun, accessible and tasty. I have been published in major national and international publications, including Food & Wine, The New York Times, Parents, Cooking Light, Prevention, Health, SELF, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and many more. I am a contributing editor to the AARP -The magazine and a frequent contributor to NPR's Kitchen Window. My work has garnered numerous accolades, including my food essays being included in Best Food Writing anthologies (2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014). I have published three cookbooks, the latest being Modern Spice: Inspired Indian recipes for the contemporary Kitchen (Simon & Schuster, 2009). My first work of fiction, The Devil in Us, is a collection of short stories and debuts October 2014.