Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon

is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the

Annual International CookBooks and 'Culinary Arts' Awards - 2007





Cookbooks and Culinary Arts Award



 Bio: Ammini Ramachandran

Ammini Ramachandran was born in Kerala India and moved to the United States in 1970 for pursuing higher studies. A financial analyst turned free lance food writer, Ammini has devoted her time over the past eight years to researching and writing about the ancient Indian Ocean spice trade and its influences on her home state Kerala's (India) cuisine and culture on her web site  In March 2007 she published Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts: Recipes and Remembrances of a Vegetarian Legacy. Her book has been favorably reviewed by various publications in the United States, Singapore and India including the New York Times and Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Virginia. 

She writes a column on spices for, the premier Web site for food, beverages, and travel. Her recipes have appeared in the Providence Journal and the award winning food web site Her recipes and articles have appeared in Flavor & Fortune, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art and science of Chinese cuisine and Sacred Waters, a collection of articles and stories published by Adams Media.  She contributed to the Food History Primer published by International Association of Culinary Professionals.

She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Slow Food USA, and Culinary Historians of New York. She holds a diploma in article writing from the School of Careers, Berkshire, UK; a BSc in chemistry and physics from Kerala; and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.



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