Photo Gallery

Ampang House, our family compound in Kottayam, Kerala.A portrait of my father Chandran, age 4.A family portrait of my grandparents, Aunty Kamala, and father circa 1934.My father, arriving in the US in 1954 with the Golden Gate Bridge behind him.
My parents Lorraine and Chandran in Seattle where they met in 1955.Our family in Kottayam, Kerala in 1975. Back row: my parents. Front row from left: me, my brother Narayan and sister Padma.At the Taj Mahal in 1975, from left: my brother Narayan, sister Padma, my father Chandran, me, my mother Lorraine.My Kerala family, from left: Aunty Srilatha, Aunty Kamala, and Aunty Meenakshi.
My father’s sister, Aunty Kamala, has been a culinary mentor to me.My favorite picture of Aunty Kamala and me, taken in Kottayam, Kerala.Cooking in commercial kitchens may not be glamorous, but it's a big thrill for me.Enjoying some chai at a photo shoot for Gourmet magazine.  -Photo by John Kernick