Thank you, dear reader, for joining me on this substack journey!

I wanted to create a place where home cooks, writers, teachers, my desi family, food workers, fans of Taste the Nation, students, Top Chef enthusiasts, and everyone in between can come away with something they didn’t know before.

In my dream scenario, it’s a community where we can share stories, ideas, recipes, jokes, book recommendations, and whatever I’m feeling that day.

Through essays on food, art, culture, and politics, I’ll weave in my perspective from my roots in India to my current life as a (staunch) New Yorker.

This is all new to me and I want to hear from you! I’m excited to settle into a groove here and feedback/requests are always welcome. Stay hungry out there.


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