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It’s Dinner and a Movie, the Indian Way!


You’re invited to a party where the food and entertainment are both in Technicolor.

Indian cuisine and Indian cinema share a lot in common – bold colors and flavors with plenty of drama. But to the uninitiated, they can seem dizzying. Let me be your guide, taking you on a tour of my authentic, home-cooked recipes and all-time favorite Bollywood films.

I know that so many of you love Indian food, but the truth is – you’ve never tasted real Indian food. The food that I grew up eating has very little in common with your local, greasy takeout joint (i.e., you’ll never find chicken tikka masala in my house). Home-cooked Indian-American food is healthy, delicious, and surprisingly simple to make, using ingredients readily available in your local grocery store. In this book, I’ll share with you authentic dishes based on my mom’s recipes and updated for my modern, American kitchen. And, of course, there are tons of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Along with each meal, I’m pairing one of my favorite contemporary Bollywood movies (which you can stream online). Every one of these films is a musical, packed with dazzling song-and-dance numbers. I’ll introduce each film to you, explaining why you’ll love it, and letting you in on some juicy morsels from behind the scenes.

Bollywood Kitchen is as much a beautiful coffee table book as it is a cookbook, filled with gorgeous film photographs and colorful tablescapes. It’s a unique treasure for Indian food lovers, as well as fans of world cinema.


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Book Tour Events


New York City

Museum of Food & Drink
Tuesday, November 7
6:30 pm
Author talk, Bollywood performances and dance lesson, food and drinks
$25 tickets here

Pondicheri
Wednesday, November 8
Seatings all night
Dinner and cocktails with Sri Rao and chef Anita Jaisinghani, signed copy of book
$60 reservations here

Chicago

Read It & Eat It Bookstore
Thursday, November 9
6:30 pm
Cooking class and book signing
$10 tickets here

Seattle

Hot Stove Society
Sunday, November 12
12:00 pm
Cooking class and signed copy of book
$85 tickets here

Book Larder
Sunday, November 12
4:00 pm
Bollywood dance performance and book signing
Free! Details here

San Francisco

Omnivore Books on Food
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 pm
Author talk and book signing
Free! Details here

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 pm
Cooking class, book signing, Bollywood performance and dance lesson
$30 tickets here

Los Angeles

Google Talks
Thursday, November 16
1:00 pm
Discussion about Bollywood
Video: (link to come)

Denver

Tattered Cover Book Store
Sunday, November 19
12:30 pm
Book signing and Bollywood dance performances
Free! Details here

Houston

Central Market Cooking School
Saturday, November 25
11:00 am
Cooking class, book signing, Bollywood performance and dance lesson
$65 tickets here

Pondicheri
Saturday, November 25
6:00 pm
Dinner and cocktails with Sri Rao and chef Anita Jaisinghani, signed copy of book
$60 reservations here

Austin

Space 24 Twenty
Sunday, November 26
6:30 pm
Bollywood performances and tutorial, food and cocktails, book signing
Free! Details here

Central Market Cooking School
Monday, November 27
6:30 pm
Cooking class and book signing
$65 tickets here

Toronto

Events to come

Philadelphia

Events to come

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