Lured by the enticing aromas, colors, and bustle of a busy Indian kitchen, as a child, Nalini would often be found perched at the kitchen counter by her mother, enjoying the cook’s delightful treats. Growing up, cooks from various backgrounds shaped and influenced her understanding of Regional Indian cuisines as she moved from one city to another. The aromas of freshly baked baguette that wafted from the bakery below their apartment in Paris, and the eclectic nouvelle cuisines of New York fanned her passion and furthered her belief in food.
Her interest turned into her vocation, and for over ten years now she has been associated with the food industry as a caterer for private events and gourmet food stores in NY, cook in the kitchens of Candle Cafe and Hampton Chutney, and an Instructor at the Natural Gourmet school in NY city. A vegetarian herself, complemented by her belief in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic cooking, Nalini views food and the cooking process as a means to nurturing the soul – an experience for the mind, body, and soul. Currently based in San Francisco she teaches cooking classes from a kitchen space downtown SF.
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