I recently shot for the Gatherings feature of Simple Things Magazine. I invited a few friends over to share a large Indian meal full of roasted, spiced vegetables, coconut curry and lots of candles. The theme was based on the Diwali festival also known as the "festival of lights," so we made sure to load up on tea lights and decadent servewear. This feature also gave me an excuse to spend too much money at the Indian spice market -- 15 specialty spices isn't a lot, right?
Be sure to check out the November issue to see the five (vegetarian) recipes I developed for this gathering (which may or may not include sunchoke chips with spiced red lentil dip). Now that it's finally a consistenltly cold temperature in New York, I'm ready for soups, curry and hearty meals with friends. You can buy or order your issue here or check out where to buy.