Learning from other food professionals (and a free book)
IACP was fabulous! Very hectic but so much fun - learned a lot about what cookbook authors experience when they are traditionally published, how recipes are written and what happens... Read more
Visiting Washington DC at the IACP annual conference
I hope you are enjoying your recipes, have found favorites and even begun experimenting with new ways to make some of the recipes from A Dozen Ways to... Read more
Hello all -
I hope you are all enjoying your recipes from A Dozen Ways . . and finding dishes that you make more often than others. Experimenting and... Read more
For all practical purposes, I believe the Kickstarter campaign to create 'A Dozen Ways to Celebrate' has come to a close.
New Book: Crack The Code, now on iTunes & Nook
Hi all -
Just wanted to share that the much awaited book 'Crack The Code' is now on both iTunes & Nook. It is a cheat sheet for spices, for... Read more
Crack The Code: iTunes updates
Thanks for your patience, all.
Something in iTunes seems to have hung up the update process on 'Crack The Code'. Although the correct file was uploaded, it then ran into... Read more
New iBook: Crack The Code, now available.
I am so excited to share that my short methods book, called 'Crack The Code' is now on iTunes / iBooks.
Crack The Codecompliments 'ADWTC' if you... Read more
I understand that some of the backers want to know the logic behind the iBooks pricing v/s their contributions.
I'm sorry you found the pricing confusing.
iTunes will not allow... Read more
Remaining Books & New Title!!
After wrapping up what was a really busy trip to California, with one crazy fun dinner, a book signing and meeting loads of my friends and a few campaign backers, I... Read more
Reminder: iBook: download via ITunes before they are lost.
For those of you who had received iBook codes, this is the last week to redeem them.
The codes expire on Sunday (I think) and I cannot issue new... Read more
Ebook: Distribution begins soon!!
The iBook finally uploaded on iTunes yesterday, Hooray!! Here is a link to it if you want to preview a sample chapter...it is just the first 20 pages... Read more
The last few steps.
I am thrilled to let you know that the books are signed, half of them are packed, and ready to get to the post office. The other half should be... Read more
The hard bound books are here!
I am SO excited!!!
I picked up the hard bound books on Tuesday.. and I am still coming to grips with the utterly surreal feelingof holding something so special !!! I... Read more
I expect the books get back to me from the printers either this week or early next week. And then they should be ready for packaging and shipping!
If you... Read more
Hard Bound Books - hiccups, but there is some good news too..
There have been some setbacks with the print job for the hard bound books - basically, I had to reject them all because the printer had done a poor job... Read more
Print Shop Update
The hard bound books are *most likely* to be in my hands by the first week of June. I know every week counts and you are eager to... Read more
Over the next few days, keep a lookout for an envelope via snail mail, for a small note from me. This does a couple things ~
1. Most importantly, this... Read more
Hard Bound books going to print, a price adjustment on soft bound & more fun news!
I am excited to share that after running two proofs, the last proof was finally A-OK and I am signing off on the print-task with the printer this morning.
This... Read more
I have fantastic news, some good news, and then, some ‘it is a tough choice’ news.
The fantastic news: the printer emailed today saying the proof is... Read more
Update: Getting close.
Hi all -
We are so close...and I know you must be curious about timelines. I am anxious to get this to you too :)
Chapter 13,the second last... Read more
Thank you all for being part of this wonderful year.
Thanks to your participation, I have been able to set the writing of 'A Dozen Ways .. ' in motion..... Read more
Chapter 9 Preview: A Curry Cravings(tm) Thanksgiving :)
Hello all -
I have wrapped up the writing and edits for my next chapter, #9, called Family Feasts. For backers at $120 and up, you should find it... Read more
Accidental omission = bonus recipe; and other notes.
Hi all -
Hope you've had a chance to browse the eBook or recipes in one form or another. In the frenzy of writing, editing, designing, and addressing technical glitches,... Read more
Chapter 8 Preview sent out!
Happy Fall, all!!
I've just emailed out instructions on how to get to the preview for Chapter 8. It is a Diwali-themed menu, with recipes we create during the festival.... Read more
Abridged e-book is on its way!
Hi all -
The abridged eBook is finished, and on its way.. Those of you expecting this, will find it in your email either as a pdf or an EPUB... Read more
Hi all -
I have just posted a new blog, for your reading pleasure "On Curry.." http://tinyurl.com/mpphbrp
Hi all -
Chapter previews for #7 was sent out to folks receiving them ($120 and up). It is a web download.. check your email for instructions.
Recipe of the... Read more
Techniques and Notes via Blog.
Editing the chapters for content for A Dozen Ways.. is proving to be an interesting exercise.
Knowing that the book will be voluminous (and over budget) if I print everything... Read more
Daal (not lentil soup) and a recipe!
At a recent CC secret supper, I was teased by a long time CC friend and supporter of our Kickstarter campaign, when I served him Saambar. He insisted (well meaning-ly,... Read more
Updates, calender and about getting emails in your gmail account.
Dear friend -
For those of you using gmail, you may have noticed the new system of organized inbox's. Unfortunately, it just means that my emails to you may end... Read more
So-Cal. Dinner Party Calender.
West Hollywood, Escondido or San Diego??
I will be in Southern California for a brief visit and plan to have a dinner gathering on August 3 (any one of above... Read more
Chapter preview and monthly recipe . . .!
Hello, all -
I've had a busy few weeks traveling through different parts of India, but thanks to my editor, I have been able to wrap up the next chapter... Read more
Rewards have started!
Hello, all -
I got 95% of the surveys back (thank-you for filling that out). If you've not completed yours, please do.
Based on what you specified, I have started... Read more
It is like having a 'Turkey-Hotline' at Thanksgiving, but for Indian food.
I am paraphrasing a longtime supporter of Curry Cravings and a backer for this Kickstarter Project when I say this:
"Cooking with you (Curry Cravings) is like having a Turkey-Hotline... Read more
NEW REWARD: Companion Spice Set.
Get the companion 'SPICE SET' to compliment the recipes!
Supporters pledging $48.00 receive four half-ounce spice tins to include Green Cardamom Pods, Micro-batch Tea Spice, Micro-batch Garam Masala and Micro-batch... Read more
Will there be a printed book?
Yes. If the total pledges sustain at $6000 or more.
I am working with printers to make a printed book for backers at $120 and up. The print version may end... Read more
If you or your friends are wondering about what is in 'A Dozen Ways', I have written two blogs: the first one is a snapshot introduction to Indian cuisine and... Read more
Recipe Preferences: Vegetarian / Vegan / Meat-eater / Others?
Hi all -
I have received many emails asking about the 'applicability' of this book for specific diets. 'A Dozen Ways To Celebrate' contains vegetarian, chicken and sea-food preparations, includes... Read more
Chapters in progress!
Today, we reached a milestone, 100 supporters, who, in every way possible - big or small, are helping me create 'A Dozen Ways to Celebrate'! I am writing a couple... Read more
Commonly asked questions.
I am absolutely floored by the outpouring support and love the global community has shown so far. We are in good shape for an e-book and I am hoping that... Read more
Thank-you all - what a great start!!
Thank-you to all who have pledged support so far! I am excited at the wonderful start we've had. I will be writing to each of you individually while also navigating... Read more