Suvir Saran is the author of three widely acclaimed cookbooks - Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country (2012), American Masala: 125 New Classics From My Home Kitchen (2007), and Indian Home Cooking (2004). Saran established new standards for Indian food in America when he teamed up with tandoor master Hemant Mathur in 2004 to create the authentic flavors of Indian home cooking at the 75-seat restaurant Dévi in Manhattan, which received a one-star rating in the Michelin Guide New York City two years in a row.
A respected food authority, Saran is making great contributions to furthering appreciation of Indian food in America. He serves as Chairman, Asian Culinary Studies, World Cuisines Council for The Culinary Institute of America. And, with a focus on health and wellness, he works side-by-side with the chefs across the globe to bring Indian flavors and cooking techniques into their kitchens.
In 2008, Saran and partner Charlie Burd collaborated with Wade Ceramics Ltd. of England, a 200-year-old producer of high-quality porcelain goods, to create the American Masala Collection – a line of stylish, yet highly functional ceramic kitchenware, cutlery and tabletop products inspired by the colors, textures and traditions of Saran’s native India.
Saran has taught all over the country for such culinary centers as Sur La Table, Institute for Culinary Education, Williams-Sonoma, Central Market, Cooks of Crocus Hill, The Kitchen Store at J.K. Adams and Apron’s Cooking School at Publix. He has spoken at conferences at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA); “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conferences organized by Harvard Medical School Osher Institute and CIA; and the 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, among others.
When he is not traveling, Saran enjoys working on his 68-acre American Masala Farm in upstate New York.
In 2012 Suvir left his partnership with Devi in New York to focus his energies on his new concept Sacred Monkey to open soon in Chicago and other cities across the US.
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