Rupen Rao is a DC-based Indian cook. Originally from Mumbai (Bombay) India, Rupen has been teaching Indian cooking over the past 13 years. He teaches Indian cooking at ICE (International Culinary Education) in New York, Havens Kitchen in New York, Brooklyn Kitchen in New York, Culinaerie in Washington, DC, Southern Season in North Carolina and Cook school in Philadelphia.
He learned from his sole inspiration–his Mom. Hence, Rupen's recipes are both authentic and functional.
He uses shortcuts and techniques that he's learned over the years to make Indian cooking simple. He is an author of 3 Indian cookbooks, has a line of spice blends available on his website at www.Rupens.com