I grew up on my mother's cooking... which was catered to my father's Kathiawadi tastes. In my American kitchen, I have tried to recreate my mother's home-style cooking; despite her flair for not following a specific recipe; for blending in left-overs for a unique, but unrepeatable, meal; for cooking with missing ingredients, for knowing what could be substituted for another. A lot of this I haven't been able to capture in the recipes, but, hopefully, have in my own cooking. So, thank you, Mom for teaching me about cooking with soul!
Last modified: 16 December 2002