Pooja Makhijani

Pooja Makhijani is a writer and editor living in New Jersey. Find her online at poojamakhijani.com and instagram.com/laborofloaf

Julie Sahni Taught My Mother How to Cook Everything

One of the most vivid kitchen memories of my early childhood is of my mother hunched over a copy of Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni, intently studying its pages. Released in 1980 when I was a toddler, the straightforward and technique-driven 540-page book always seemed to be at her side.