As you may have heard Aarti Sequeira won “The Next Food Network Star” and will be hosting a new Indian-inspired cooking show. Aarti, a Los Angeles food blogger, competed along with others in a 10 week heated culinary competition consisting of 18 intense challenges. She was revealed as the winner during the season six finale. Finally, an Indian cooking show on Food Network!
Aarti was born in Mumbai, India and raised in Dubai, UAE. Her culinary inspiration stems from her cultural background, family recipes, and never-ending food experiments. Her new show, Aarti Party, is set to premiere this Sunday, August 22nd at 12pm ET/PT. Aarti will be sharing with her viewers approachable and delicious wasy to enhance American favorites with simple but unique Indian influences. I guess this means even though we will have an “Indian” show on Food Network with an “Indian” host, it unfortunately won’t be authentic Indian.
Aarti likes to cleverly combine the familiar wiht the exotic to creater mouthwatering meals. Whether this means perfectly roasted chicken, or taking classic bread pudding and basic red lentils to new heights. Aarti Party promises great food and endless fun for home cooks everywhere, no matter what the occasion. For more information, recipes, and videos check out: http://www.foodnetwork.com/aarti-party/
A lifelong appreciation for food began at a young age for Aarti. She grew up in a traditional Indian Catholic family and spent Fridays dining on fish and Sundays at church. Her father’s weekly trips to the market for fresh fish and produce, her mother’s daily recipe creations, and even pretending to host her own cooking show (an unexpected glimpse into her future as a Food Network star) are amongst her fondest food memories.
After working as a producer at CNN and completing several freelance gigs in the entertainment industry, the Northwestern University journalism graduate trained at The New School of Cooking in Culver City, California. In 2007, she earned her professional cooking certificate. In order to further explore her culinary calling she started a blog and online cooking-variety show called “Aarti Paarti,” in 2008. Her and her husband Brendan currently live in L.A. Her parents and youngest sister reside in Bangalore, India and her middle sister lives in Phoenix.
Read her full bio here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/aarti-sequeira-bio/bio/index.html
Aarti’s Easy Tandoori Chicken: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/aartis-easy-tandoori-chicken-recipe/index.html
Don’t forget to watch the first episode “My House” this Sunday. Aarti takes viewers on a journey back home with recipes inspired by her family in India. First, she cooks up Sloppy Bombay Joes, an all-American classic updated with warm Indian flavors like garam masala and cumin. As a refreshing starter, she prepares a crisp Massaged Kale Salad with pumpkin seeds and honey. For an indulgent end to this savory meal, Aarti whips up cool Creamy Pistachio Pops. First glimpse of the recipes:
Aarti’s Website: http://www.aartipaarti.com/
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