Yesterday I taught a cookery workshop at Gopal’s Restaurant in Melbourne. Over dinner, we got to talking about the timeline of events that brought me to where I am today.
I spent 10 years cooking at Gopals – 1980 to 1990 – and towards the end of 1989 I started to think that it was time for me to write a cookbook. I took a year’s leave of absence in 1990, and by the end of the year, Great Vegetarian Dishes had been born. That was the start of a cookbook writing decade, with another 3 titles following, but that’s another story to be told another time.
Fast-forward 20 years, with almost a million of my books in print worldwide (including translations into Hungarian, Italian and Farsi) and I am starting to meet second generation users of my books; by that I mean boys and girls in their 20’s and 30’s whose parents cooked for them from my books, and who have since grown up and are now cooking themselves.
Here’s a fabulous website created by one such person, a very talented lady called Sanjana. I think you’ll enjoy this link.
Posted by Kurma on 19/4/10; 7:51:42 AM