The Village BookStore
10 Washington Ave
Come and chat with Rinku Bhattacharya about her book and spices. Samples, ginger tea and cardamom cookies will be served.
Taking a real-life approach to cooking seasonally and locally, Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors shows families that even a small degree of consciousness goes a long way towards a healthier and greener lifestyle.
Gourmand Award-winning author and “Cooking in Westchester” blogger Rinku Bhattacharya offers time-strapped home cooks a realistic way to cook healthfully and sustainably. She presents family-friendly recipes that marry the spices of India with the four seasons of an American backyard.
Rinku, a mother of two, strives to make sure her children aren’t short-changed on healthy and nutritious eating because of their busy schedules. She says that for her, Indian cooking is not about spending hours in the kitchen, but rather, it’s about “flavors, freshness, and love.”
Rinku makes mealtime a family affair, because she believes that in order to teach children to make healthy eating choices and be eco-conscious, it is essential to include them in sourcing and cooking their food.
Featuring more than 150 recipes, many of which are gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, the cookbook includes everything from small bites, soups, seafood, meat and poultry, and vegetables, to condiments and chutneys, breads and crepes, and sweets. With a full-color photo for each recipe, Spices & Seasons also includes helpful sections on essential herbs and spices, ingredients and utensils, as well as tips for making your kitchen eco-friendly and reducing your food footprint.
Rinku encourages readers to explore the bounty of their local farms and markets, and embrace the rich flavors of India to cook food that is nutritious, seasonal and most importantly, delicious.