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A Heritage of Food: The Customs and Cuisines That Shaped Our Family

ISBN: 9781734180305
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Vaishnavi Bodanapu
Pages: 170
Trim: 7.5” x 9” inches
Published: 11/11/2020

The traditions and flavors of Indian cooking live not only in our plates and pantries, but in our families and homes no matter where we are. In A Heritage of Food, author and nutritionist Vaishnavi Bodanapu shares the customs and recipes of her family in America and India. With a strong connection to her grandmother’s cooking, preserving these recipes and photographs for generations to come, Bodanapu shares a beautiful heritage of feeding family and friends.


Vaishnavi Bodanapu is a nutritionist and host of the podcast Big Little Choices. She grew up in India, in a family obsessed with food and feeding people. 

At 21, Bodanapu moved to the United States to earn her MA at University of Southern California, after which she spent her early career working in business development at companies like Facebook and Fair Trade USA. She has since focused on food and culture and is now a certified nutritionist from the Bauman College. Vaishnavi lives in San Francisco, California with her family, where she spends her spare time menu planning and finding ways to Indianize all her favorite cuisines.