‘Vegetarian Flavors’ cookbook creator noticed a will need for uncomplicated vegetarian recipes

Kristine M. Kierzek

Alamelu Vairavan, a Whitefish Bay resident, was known for her PBS cooking program featuring recipes from her native India. Now she's published her seventh cookbook, focused exclusively on vegetarian cooking.

Alamelu Vairavan did not develop up cooking. In point, when she received married and moved to the U.S., she didn’t even know how to make a cup of espresso. 

She craved the meals she’d developed up with in India, and if she needed them, she experienced to understand to make them. Just about 50 several years just after she moved to Wisconsin with her partner in 1971, she’s designed a nationwide audience for her recipes and tactic in the kitchen area. 

She commenced by taking her electric skillet into her children’s universities in Whitefish Bay to show recipes. Ultimately she attained audiences throughout the state with 32 episodes of her own cooking show with MPTV, afterwards picked up by PBS Create. 

Now, she’s printed her seventh cookbook, “Vegetarian Flavors with Alamelu: Healthful, Indian Encouraged, Plant-Primarily based Recipes” (Hippocrene Books, November 2020). Pictures for the cookbook ended up carried out by Linda Smallpage of Whitefish Bay. Vairavan has cooked meal at the James Beard Property in New York, but most of all she enjoys hearing from house cooks and supporting them to include veggies to their foods. 

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