Rinku Bhattacharya

Rinku Bhattacharya, is a teacher of Indian Cooking and the author of the blog, Spice Chronicles. She is also the author of the newly released cookbook, The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles. Rinku and her family are very committed to a sustainable lifestyle, and she uses mostly local produce for her recipes. She is joined in this effort by her husband who is an avid gardener and her children, Deepta and Aadi. Rinku’s passion for food starts with cooking and trying new recipes and extends to pairing and drinking wine with food and trying usual combinations by fusing various culinary influences.

Tofu and Red Grape Kebabs

Tofu and Red Grape Kebabs

Serve these as an appetizer or a main on the first day and toss leftovers with tomatoes, cilantro and onions to make a quick and fragrant stir-fry.

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

Add a bunch of vegetables to the popular gluten-free grain for a nutritious one-dish dinner.

Kale with Caramelized Onions

Kale with Caramelized Onions

The myriad of health benefits associated with kale have made it a major trend lately. Serve it with caramelized onions and cumin for a satisfying side dish.