Gujarati Pickles with Shanta Ben & The Young Indian Vegetarians of UK

May 20, 2008
Gujarati Pickles

To begin with, a mention of the people in this post: – Shanta Ben, an 85-year-old lady who lives with her family in UK – Her son Mr. Nitin Mehta and his wife Pratibha Ben – Their daughters Janaki & […]

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Marwari with a taste for hot Andhra curries ~ Says Marwar Magazine

May 11, 2008
Marwari Andhra Magazine

“A Marwari with a taste for hot Andhra curries. A research scholar with a penchant for writing recipes. A translator of heavy religious and spiritual works who is equally at ease with children’s books. Pratibha Jain’s platter of life is […]

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Tarla Dalal shares her mother’s Malai Pedas Recipe

May 2, 2008
Tarla Dalal - Pratibha Jain

  During a conversation with Tarla Dalal, whom I admire like millions do, I mentioned the idea of tribute recipes. She was delighted with the idea and sent the following recipe as a tribute to her mother, who she says […]

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Friendship on Great Wall with Randi Lewin ~ Mother to Great Grandmother

May 1, 2008
Pratibha Jain - Randi Lewin

As we celebrate our friendship with Cookbook author Randi Lewin and speak about tribute recipes, she turns nostalgic with memories of her elders. This post is our tribute to Randi and Randi’s tribute to her culinary legacy.   So what […]

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Jihva for Love – My letters to Tarla Dalal

May 1, 2008
Pratibha, Tarlaji & Jigyasa

Tarlaji in the centre at the Felicitation of “Cooking at Home with Pedatha   In March 1991, I wrote a letter to Smt. Tarla Dalal. By then, I was convinced that if angels have to be granted existence, she was […]

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London Book Fair ~ Demo of Indian Tempering with Carrot Lentil Salad

April 28, 2008
Presentation on Indian cooking at London Book Fair - Pratibha, Dr Kalmadi, Jigyasa

Jigyasa and myself were at the London Book Fair, held at Earl’s Court from April 14-16 this year. It was spectacular, well organized and a treat to the eyes as you see rows and rows of books from across the […]

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Guru Shishya ~ At Olympia Theatre, London 2008

April 20, 2008
Pratibha & Jigyasa speak at the Olympia Theatre, London

Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara. Indian tradition says that Guru is respected and loved as God, as one who creates, one who sustains, and one who dissolves.   These are the words with which we began our presentation […]

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Gourmand award for Sukham Ayu

February 18, 2008
Gourmand year book 2010

Time to celebrate. Jigyasa and myself have just returned from Paris where the Paris Cookbook Fair was held along with the Gourmand awards 2009. Our cookbook Sukham Ayu has stood second in the category of best health & nutrition cookbook […]

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