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Monica Bhide (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a cookbook author and freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, FabulousFoods.com, Seasoned Cooking,
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Her highly praised first cookbook, The Spice Is Right: Easy Indian Cooking for Today (Callawind Publications, 2001) is a collection of mouth-watering menus tempered with her up-to-date touches on classic Indian recipes. Monica's newest cookbook, The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes--From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo (Everything! Series) has just been released (May 2004).
Monica has been instrumental in the creation, organization, and expansion of the eGullet Culinary Institute focusing on providing online cooking classes. The institute has been described as the "Next Food Network" by the Washington Post. In addition, through collaboration with top cookbook publishing houses in the U.S., she garnered a veritable who's who of award-winning authors-including James Peterson, Paula Wolfert, James Villas, and Mark Bittman-to teach cyber-classes, participate in Q&A's, provide recipes and in-depth biographies, and provide books for giveaways. In addition, she writes freelance food articles for this popular Internet food site (www.egullet.com).