Born in India, Monica Bhide moved to the United States in 1991. She has an engineering degree from Bangalore University and two masters in information systems technology from George Washington University. She is the founder of Spice is Right Culinary Consulting. Monica's cookbook, The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes - From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo (Everything Series) was published in April 2004. Bhide is also the recipient of the Susan B. Langhorne Scholarship for Food Writers at the Symposium for Professional Food Writers held at the Greenbrier. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband, Sameer, and son, Jai.