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Nandita Godbole

Nandita Godbole


Nandita Godbole is an Indian American writer and cookbook author who writes about food, Indian medicine (Ayurveda), and Indian culture. She's written research-based pieces for publications like Healthline, articles centered around indigenous Indian medicine (Ayurveda) and food practices (for Whetstone and Healthline), listicles and service journalism pieces (Eater SF, The Spruce Eats, Thrillist, and others), and personal essays around food that improve an appreciation of the Indian cuisine (The Washington Post, Epicurious, Food.com, Plate Magazine, and others). As an author, her books explore niche culinary topics, from Indian dinner parties, basics around Indian cooking, Indian breads, Ayurvedic beverages, and an upcoming one about Indian spice blends.


Where Does Vanilla Flavoring Come From?

Get to know vanilla flavoring and its tricky twin, artificial vanilla flavor.

What Is Umami, Exactly?

You know sweet and salty, sour, and bitter. But do you know what umami is?