Ammini Ramachandran is the founder, writer and editor of Peppertrail.com.
PRINT & INTERNET MEDIA: Ammini’s recipes appear in The Flavors of Asia published by the Culinary Institute of America. She has contributed to Zester Daily, a food and wine website exploring all aspects of food and drink around the world. Her articles have appeared in Flavor & Fortune, Gastronomica, and Heritage India. She has also contributed articles to Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism, Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl-an Encyclopedia, Storied Dishes, Sacred Waters, and Food History Primer. She has written a column on spices along with recipes for www.Sallys-place.com.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: She was a presenter at the tenth annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival – Rise of Asia – presented by The Culinary Institute of America in November 2007. She was a featured presenter for The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, American Institute of Wine and Food, Dallas, and the Houston Culinary Guild. She was a presenter at the Celebration of our members held by the Culinary Historians of New York.
CULINARY EDUCATOR: She has taught Indian cooking classes at Central Market Cooking Schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, Texas; the Institute of Culinary Education, New York and the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado.
She holds a diploma in article writing, a B.Sc in chemistry from Kerala University; and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Before becoming a freelance food writer, Ammini was a financial analyst in international banking. She lives with her husband in Plano, Texas.