Monica Bhide is an internationally renowned writer known for sharing food, culture, love, and life with a lyrical voice and universal appeal. She has built a diverse and solid audience through the publication of three cookbooks and a collection of short stories, her website,, and articles in top-tier media, including Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Saveur, The Washington Post, Health, the New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, AARP The Magazine, Parents, and many others. Her books have been published by Simon & Schuster and Random House(India). The Chicago Tribune named Bhide one of the seven food writers to watch in 2012. In April 2012, picked her as one of the top ten food writers on Twitter. Her work has garnered numerous accolades and has been included in four Best Food Writing anthologies (2005, 2009, 2010, 2014). Monica released her debut short story collection, The Devil in Us, in October 2014. Monica is a frequent presence on NPR, and serves as a speaker and teacher for organizations such as Georgetown University, the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ), London Food Blogger's Connect, and the Smithsonian Institution. Her sixth book, A Life of Spice, released on April 27th, 2015
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monicabhide monicabhide Apr 29, 2015 12:50AM
Thank you all for reading my book A LIFE OF SPICE. It is now in print form and includes many new essays! I hope you will take a peek -
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Internationally renowned writer, speaker, and poet Monica Bhide presents a beautifully complex and varied int...
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A Life of Spice
Against the advice of every chef, I never taste my food when I cook. It is a part of the culture I grew up in...
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In January 2014, I completed ten years of following my dream to become a writer. In Jan 2004, I changed from...