Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 6:30pm
Brazos Bookstore -
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005-1451

Brazos Bookstore will host Chef Anita Jaisinghani in person on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. 

Anita will be in conversation with Brittany Britto Garley.

All the must-eat recipes from the most popular and influential restaurants across the country, brought to you by Hillary Dixler Canavan, the restaurant editor of the food and dining culture brand Eater and its dedicated team of experts.

Written by Eater’s restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan (@hillarydixlercanavan), Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes from the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters celebrates America’s iconic restaurants with must-eat recipes from the most popular and influential dining establishments across the country, from the best street carts to pillars of fine dining and everywhere in between. With recipes from Hawai’i to Maine, including Dhamaka, which is one of New York City’s toughest tables to book right now, Jon & Vinny’s, a popular Los Angeles celebrity magnet, Veracruz All Natural, a beloved Austin taco spot, and many more, the book offers home cooks the tools they need to bring the restaurant experience into their own kitchens. It’s also packed with expert advice from the country’s best chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers on easy ways to level up your meals at home—whether it’s building a celebration-worthy seafood tower, creating an entire meal from a jar of chili crisp, sourcing game-changing ingredients and tools, or pairing sake with any kind of food.

Anita Jaisinghani, the chef & co-owner of Pondicheri, was born and raised in India and is of Sindhi descent. She developed a love for food early on in her life however trained and practiced as a microbiologist. Transitioning as a stay-at-home mother for her two children in Canada first and then in Houston, she gradually developed her love of food into a career, beginning with an out-of-home catering business & selling chutneys through Whole Foods. Her first restaurant job was at the famous Café Annie, where she worked in the pastry department for 2 years. Following her time at Café Annie, Anita opened Indika in 2001 serving deeply personal dishes that illustrated her desire to portray Indian food in a new light. Pondicheri, followed in 2011, expanding with the opening of the Bake Lab + Shop in 2014. With all of her kaleidoscopic menus, Anita combines the complexities of Indian cuisine with leanings toward the ancient body of wisdom of Ayurveda, the magic of spices & the goodness of fresh, local ingredients. 

Brittany Britto Garley is an award-winning journalist, editor, and features reporter who loves digging into culture, food, and community. She previously reported for the Houston Chronicle as a higher education reporter and enterprise features reporter, and The Baltimore Sun as a features reporter and blogger. Her work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Upworthy, Indian Country Today, Scholastic, and The Washington Post. She is a two-time graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a master's in journalism and bachelor's in English. 


Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes from the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters By Eater, Hillary Dixler Canavan, Stephanie Wu (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419765766
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Abrams Books - September 19th, 2023