Rinku Bhattacharya is a creative Indian cooking teacher and writer, who began teaching Indian cooking almost a decade ago, to share the culture and home flavors of her native India. Passionate about a conscious lifestyle and seasonal living, Rinku began writing about meshing Indian flavors with local ingredients procured from local markets and her own backyard. Her recipes and experiences are chronicled on her blog Spice Chronicles.
This concept has translated to two cookbooks. The first is a part memoir, part narrative-style cookbook, "The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles," which was the winner of the 2013 Gourmand Awards for Best Indian Cuisine cookbook. In her second cookbook -- "Spices and Seasons, Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors" -- Rinku offers recipes inspired by the local bounty of the Hudson Valley. The book also offers tips and ideas on creating a green kitchen and reducing your food footprint.
When not in the kitchen, Rinku can be found in local farmer markets, doing spice-based seasonal demos, or on the soccer fields chasing her two lovely children, Deepta and Aadi, with a camera in tow.
Rinku has a doctoral degree in business from Pace University.