Virtual Author Talk: Mumbai Modern with Amisha Gurbani
Live on Zoom
We are thrilled to host Amisha Gurbani to discuss her new book, Mumbai Modern: Vegetarian Recipe Inspired by Indian Roots and California Cuisine. She will be joined in conversation by Lauren Ko.
How this works: This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. At the event time, click that link to watch the talk. During the event, feel free to ask questions using the Q/A or chat feature.
This author talk is FREE, but you can support it by purchasing a copy of the book here. Thank you!
About the Author & Interviewer
Amisha Dodhia Gurbani is a computer engineer, recipe developer, photographer, food blogger, and the creator of The Jam Lab. Born in Mumbai, she moved to the United States in 1999. Gurbani's culinary creations are remarkable for their unique flavor pairings and modern twists on Indian tradition. Through her blog and popular Instagram account, she teaches readers to play with sweet, spicy, sour and savory flavors, inspired by her Indian and Gujarati heritage. She has worked with Wired, Sunset, Diablo Magazine, Taproot Magazine and Bake from Scratch. She lives in the Bay Area with her family.
LAUREN KO is an artist, self-taught home baker, founder of the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen, and author of the best-selling cookbook, PIEOMETRY. Her colorful geometric style made all hell bake loose on the frontier of contemporary pie art, and her iconic signature spoke design has been dubbed the “modern lattice.” Her work has been widely featured in publications such as Vogue, O Magazine, Buzzfeed's Tasty, and on-screen in Martha Bakes and CBS’ Sunday Morning. Lauren has roots in sunny San Diego, but is currently based in Seattle, WA with her partner, Ben, and their bear dog, Santi.
About the Book
Tradition meets innovation in this celebration of Indian cuisine made for the American kitchen.
Many of us love the flavors of Indian food but are intimidated by the idea of cooking it ourselves. Amisha Gurbani teaches home cooks to embrace spice and build dishes that play with sweet, spicy, sour, and savory flavors. Inspired by the spices and dishes of her native India and the produce-forward cooking style of her adopted home in California’s Bay Area, Gurbani’s culinary creations are remarkable for their unique flavor pairings.
Mumbai Modern offers 100 recipes, complete with Gurbani’s stunning photographs, including breakfasts (whole wheat pancakes with ghee-sautéed banana and cardamom); appetizers and salads (lentil fritters and yogurt sauce); mains (masala veggie burgers); bread, rice, and snacks (poori, roti, panzanella); sauces, dips, and jams (avocado cilantro pepita sauce); desserts (blood orange and hibiscus tart); and drinks (kumquat ginger cinnamon whisky sour).
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