CookBook BookClub: Indian-ish by Priya Krishna

By Becky LeJeune

BookBar is launching a new cookbook club!

Each month, BookBar will highlight a different cookbook, inviting the community to ‘cook with us’ throughout the month, sharing pictures and comments about the recipes they try on social media!

Sign up for the book club 

For Instagram and Twitter be sure to use the hashtag: #BookBarCookClub

Over on Facebook we’ll have a monthly event where followers can keep a running dialogue of tips, suggestions, and pics.

Note: We want to hear about the recipes you’re trying but please do not post any pictures of the interior of the book itself.

For our May pick, we’ll be cooking from Priya Krishna’s Indian-ish, which is, as the author states, “60% traditional Indian and 40% Indian-plus-something-else”. Using dishes Krishna’s own mother created throughout the years, the book aims to illustrate for readers that “Indian food is everyday food.” Krishna is a regular contributor at Bon Appetit and The New York Times, amongst others and this is her debut cookbook.

Our June pick will be Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i by Alana Kysar. Kysar has shared recipes and more through her blog at for years and has just released her own debut cookbook, which serves as a fabulous introduction to the history and culture of the Aloha State through its diverse food.

We hope that you’ll love these books as much as we do. We’re excited to get started and look forward to seeing your dishes each month!


Becky LeJeune is BookBar’s local author coordinator and office manager and resident cookbook enthusiast.