Kaumudi Marathé is a journalist, chef and teacher. Born in Poona, she has spent more than half her life abroad, but still feels strong ties to her native land. Her love of Indian food, music and history has inspired her to drive across the subcontinent, write about India’s temples, and document its culinary traditions. She is the author of, among other books, The Essential Marathi Cookbook and Maharashtrian Cuisine: A Family Treasury. In fact, her reverence for the food of her homeland sparked a personal rebellion in 2007, in which she made it her mission to bring Indian flavours other than curry to kitchens around the world with Un-Curry (www.un-curry.com), the first organic Indian cooking school, catering company and pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles. Her work appears in Saveur, Paste, LA Parent and other publications. She makes time for long-distance running, being a mother to her ballerina daughter, Keya, and hiking in the local Southern California mountains with her partner, Dean, and her Tibetan terrier, Ever.