Madhur Jaffrey on Food & WritingBy kamla bhatt • Nov 1st, 2012
Category: Diaspora, Featured, India, New York, People
Meet Madhur Jaffrey an award-winning actress and cookbook writer and one of the earliest culinary ambassadors of Indian food in the US and UK. She is the author of many cookbooks and was featured in a BBC series Flavors of India, where she took us around India on her culinary adventures. Now in 2012 after a 17 years break from TV Madhur is back on BBC with a 10-part series on impact of that all-popular Indian curry in the UK.
Madhur points out that often Indian food is perceived as complicated and time-consuming to cook. In her book At Home With Madhur Jaffrey she dispels the notion that Indian food is time-consuming. In this book she shares tips and methods that she has collected over the years cooking for her family in her kitchen.
How does she collect and write her cook books? What is her writing process like? These and other questions are answered by Madhur in Part-1 of our interview.
We met with Madhur Jaffrey on a balmy day in San Francisco in 2010 and recorded the interview.
Photo courtesy: Madhur Jaffrey’s website