‘Vegetarian Flavors’ cookbook creator saw a will need for easy vegetarian recipes

Kristine M. Kierzek

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

She craved the meals she’d grown up with in India, and if she required them, she experienced to learn to make them. Approximately 50 many years after she moved to Wisconsin with her spouse in 1971, she’s built a nationwide audience for her recipes and solution in the kitchen area. 

She began by taking her electric powered skillet into her children’s universities in Whitefish Bay to show recipes. Ultimately she acquired audiences throughout the nation with 32 episodes of her own cooking show with MPTV, afterwards picked up by PBS Build. 

Now, she’s printed her seventh cookbook, “Vegetarian Flavors with Alamelu: Healthful, Indian Encouraged, Plant-Based mostly Recipes” (Hippocrene Publications, November 2020). Pictures for the cookbook had been done by Linda Smallpage of Whitefish Bay. Vairavan has cooked supper at the James Beard Residence in New York, but most of all she loves hearing from house cooks and helping them to add vegetables to their foods.