Jyoti Das

She is an imminent and popular food writer of Assam. She has been interviewed even for national and international magazine like Outlook Magazine, Times of India, Business standard news paper and Saver magazine of United states. Renowned writer Sjt Homen Borgohain invited her to his program. She has been given the title “Rondhonshree” by Padmashree Dr Birendranath Dutta, researcher of folklore and renown anthropologist and singer. An avid social activist that she is, she travelled to different pockets of North-east; sometimes even to places less treaded. In the process she got the opportunity to experience different dishes and pick up the fine nuances of these lesser known places. She has 11 cookbook to her credit and 3 more is going to be published shortly. Her cook book can be a pleasure for readers as it also highlights places, the kitchen culture, facts and true stories behind the recipes.  She is a resource person for authentic Assamese cuisine and attends various seminars and takes active part.  Her knowledge of Assamese cuisine stems from her profound understanding of Assamese culture and tradition. She is the author of first Assamese comprehensive cookbook named Ambrosia published by Rupa and Co, New Delhi. She also started the first website on Assamese cuisine in 2007. Her website has  won the eNortheast award in the culture and heritage catogary in the year 2014. Her website was also one of the finalist of Social Impact Award on 2015. Her site has more then About 5 lakhs guests. She also regularly writes food-columns and articles for various magazines like Xadin, Prantik, Nandini, Sambhar (Pratidin) etc.  She has brilliantly incorporated age old indigenous recipes to modern contemporary ones without losing the essence of Assamese cuisine in her series of five books Aita ma aru mur akholor pora (from my grandmother, mother and my kitchen).