From My Kitchen To Yours: Food, Love And Other Ingredients celebrates how Maria Goretti lives her life, with memorable recipes from her motherï¿½s East-Indian spreads, aromas from her grandmotherï¿½s kitchen, and the food that she has seen, touched and tasted over her many travels across India, and the world, as a VJ with MTV. Add to that, all those delicious dishes she has eaten at her friendsï¿½ homes, especially those sinful desserts that she loved, which she tried and tried till she got them right. Divided into monthly menus with soups, salads, starters, non-vegetarian and vegetarian main course dishes, and desserts, the recipes are simple and delicious. With a foreword by actress and politician Jaya Bachchan, the book presents a six-course meal layout for each month, and easy-to-make recipes with ingredients readily available in any home kitchen. It contains an array of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes.
About Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti is an Economics graduate, who studied Fashion Design. She worked as a dancer and, because of her talent, was snapped up for a number of advertisements. She has modeled for Coca-Cola, Liril, Close-up and Volkswagen Beetle, to name a few. She spent five and a half years as a VJ for MTV, interviewing and touring with musicians from around the world, including Bryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias, UB40, Abba, Ricky Martin, Ronan Keating, Peter Andre and Pentagram. She hosted the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards for India from the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Maria was an anchor and a presenter for the ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka in 2002 and the 2003 cricket World Cup in South Africa. She has also acted in a film, Raghu Romeo, which opened at the Locarno Film Festival in 2003.She did the weekly news and entertainment show for Times Now, and also anchored food shows for NDTV, but happily gave them all up when she had kids. It is through them that she fell in love with cooking and food. In 2011, Maria cleared, with distinction, the Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay. She writes a food blog that has recipes, slice-of-life stories and poetry.