Crack The Code

Cook Any Indian Meal With Confidence

Nandita uses her grandfathers' teachings to explain the fundamental building blocks of the Indian cuisine. Her pioneering workbook-styled cookbook demystifies the seemingly complex Indian cuisine to make it easy & effortless for everyone. Crack The Code includes two dozen recipes that showcase the roles of spices & ingredients, highlights the importance of layering & balancing flavors, & most notably, includes fool-proof techniques to build essential taste profiles for delicious Indian as well as Indian-inspired dishes. Crack The Code (or CTC-2 as Nandita calls it) received rave reviews from bloggers and food writers from Los Angeles when it made its soft debut in October 2015, and went on to become a Kickstarter® featured bestseller, with more than 1500 units (print and ebook) pre-ordered across 27+ countries around the world just between November 2015-January 2016.

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About Nandita Godbole

A native of India, Nandita is an indie author and entrepreneur. She launched Curry Cravings™ to showcase the dynamic Indian culture and cuisine as also to channel her own exploration of cultural identity. Her passion lead to cooking classes and long running series of supper club dinners in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Both her indie books 'A Dozen Ways to Celebrate', and 'Crack the Code' have reached global audiences. They give tangible form to a tapestry of culinary knowledge & oral histories, delighting readers who welcome its illustrative style, photography & poignant narration. Nandita encourages diners and readers go beyond being armchair consumers to becoming dinner-table connoisseurs. In her books, she presents easy preparations that transform seasonal produce into flavorful dishes that compliment healthy lifestyles. Her teaching and writing style is inspiring as she instills realistic confidence, effortlessly revealing how Indian cuisine can be a flavorful, decadent and healthier choice.

Through both her written and culinary endeavors Nandita remains an enthusiastic advocate for the Indian culture, bridging the gaps between its perception and ‘consumption.’ A keen observer, she inquires about cultural overlays on our personal and social environments. She orchestrates dining events setting the stage for such dialogues, asking how and where ‘ethnic’ and personal ideologies collide with convention. Whether it is dinner or chai, her blog segment ‘Kitchen Island’ or cookbooks, Nandita crafts holistic food and conversation for both mind and body. She had originally started writing her books as a written legacy for her daughter, but her recipes and stories are devoured by chefs, diners and readers alike.

Nandita is a globally known author, and is working on her first fiction: Not For You: Denial & Comfort Foods (via Turmeric Press, 2017).

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