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Nikhita Venugopal

Nikhita Venugopal is a freelance food and culture journalist who has written for publications such as The Ringer, Food52, Bon Appétit, Taste, and Eater.

Tamarind: India’s Quintessential Candy Flavor

Although tamarind has always been a large part of savory South Asian cooking, its sourness also has a sweet side.

Nikhita Venugopal

July 06, 2021

How Trader Joe’s Became Known for Its Indian Food

The American grocery chain inadvertently built a line of products — from lamb vindaloo to spicy chakri mix — that appeal to South Asians and non-South Asians alike.

Nikhita Venugopal

April 20, 2021

Filter Kaapi is Delicious and Everyone Should Know It

South India’s coffee scene and its signature drink, kaapi, have remained largely in the background.

Nikhita Venugopal

March 13, 2020


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