Maria Goretti is on a culinary high. Her cookbook, From My Kitchen To Yours, has been nominated to compete for theGourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017. The former veejay, who launched her book last year is one of the few entrants from India; Archana Pidathala, whose cookbook Five Morsels of Love, will compete under the 'self-published' category.
Maria's book chronicles her food memories from her mother and grandmother's East Indian kitchen to the food she ate on her travels around the world and the friends who treated her to delicious spreads on special occasions.
Whereas Archana's cookbook is a collection of 100 heirloom recipes from Andhra Pradesh - a tribute to her grandmother G. Nirmaal Reddy, who published the famous Andhra cookbook, Vanita Vantakalu in 1974. Bangalore-based Pidathala got together with food blogger, Chinmayie Bhat to recreate her ammama’s (grandmother) recipes and translated them in English for a wider audience.
We wish both the cookbook authors good luck for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.