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Roti: Indian Breads & Sides with Nandita Godbole

  • Pacific Food and Beverage Museum 731 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 United States (map)

Pacific Taste is an ongoing series of culinary demos, talks, and workshops hosted by the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in Los Angeles. A wide range of culinary professionals, cookbook authors, PacFAB curators, and others deliver lively lectures and lead tastings and hands-on workshops demonstrating the rich culinary traditions and distinctive cuisines of the American West, Pacific Rim, and beyond.

Roti: Indian Breads & Sides with Nandita Godbole

Roti, the "other Indian bread," and its traditional range of sweet and savory accompaniments, is an aspect of India's cuisine not well known outside of the country. On Saturday, June 1, join LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in welcoming culinary author and Indian food expert Nandita Godbole. Learn how regional and seasonal differences alter bread recipes and flavors, how nuances of techniques can create different kinds of bread from the same dough, and how to make roti at home. After the program, Nandita will share samples of her dishes prepared with fresh fare from Melissa's Produce and sign copies of her several books, including her latest, Roti: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides.



Nandita Godbole showcases the simplicity and beauty of rustic breads from India in her latest book, Roti: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides (2019). Designed as a methods book, her latest title explores more than three dozen savory and sweet forms of Indian breads from various regions of India, along with how they are consumed at different times of the day and featured as different parts of a meal. The book also includes nearly the same number of easy side dishes, pickles, relishes, and desserts for pairing with these delicately prepared, hand-crafted treats.



Nandita Godbole is an indie author with a global following. Her last book, Ten Thousand Tongues: Secrets of a Layered Kitchen (2018), with a foreword by Neela Paniz, recently received attention in Forbes, as well as NBC, Fupping, and many others, for its unique journey through her family’s culinary legacy. Nandita is known for offering simple techniques for navigating complex Indian cuisine, particularly after the success of her global best seller, Crack the Code: Cook Any Indian Meal with Confidence (2016), featuring a foreword by Faye Levy. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, she occasionally moonlights in Southern California. Learn more about Nandita and her work on Instagram @currycravings, or find her website and blog: and