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My name is Monica Bhide and I am an engineer turned food/travel/parenting writer based out of Washington DC. My recipes are fun, accessible and tasty. I have been published in many 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 magazine, a syndicated food columnist for Scripps, 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 and 2010). I have published three cookbooks, Modern Spice: Inspired Indian recipes for the contemporary Kitchen (Simon & Schuster, 2009, which Padma Lakshmi called her personal "BESTS.BOOK.EVER" in Newsweek); Everything Indian (Adams Media, 2004), and The Spice is Right (Callawind Publications, 2001).