Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Tara Deshpande Tennebaum

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Tara Deshpande Tennebaum was born and raised in Mumbai. She studied at Cathedral and John Connon and graduated from St Xavier’s College. Tara began her career on the English stage and worked as an MTV veejay. Her film roles include Bollywood cult classics like Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Bombay Boys and Style. Post marriage Tara moved to the United States. She attended intensive classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She opened Azalea Catering in 2004 and taught at culinary schools in New York and Boston for 7 years. Her cooking show “Great Chocolate Cooking” was featured on WGBH and her recipes and food stories have appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, New York Herald, and Boston Phoenix. A Sense for Spice is her second book after Fifty and Done (Harper Collins, India), a collection of short stories and verse. The author lives in Mumbai and New York and is working on her first novel.

1 Brown Bag:

A Sense for Spice: Recipes and Stories from the Konkan Coast