Ruta has always had many irons in the fire - or should we say pots on the stove. But this year, things got a little crazy, even for her: a new book launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, a new restaurant in Goa (opening in November), and a new organic farm (planting begins this August.)
Regretfully, we're putting the tours on the back burner, if you'll pardon the pun, until things calm down a bit. Ruta will still be leading local Goa tours for those of you who plan to be in that beautiful part of India. If you're interested, just send her an email and she'll get back to you with specifics. Thanks!
If you love Indian food and have always wanted to visit the source, here's your chance to go beyond the touristy path and experience the real India behind-the-scenes with Ruta. You'll shop where the locals shop, you'll cook and eat with them. You’ll travel with a small, intimate group, so count on a lot of personal attention and a lot of fun.
A typical example: Ruta's Western India Culinary Tour. Explore Christian, Hindu and Mopla cooking in Kerala, distinct Catholic and Hindu styles in Goa, and a plethora of cooking styles in the cosmopolitan, intensely foodie mecca that is Mumbai.
Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll visit spice farms, markets and fisheries. Haggle with fisherfolk at a local’s side and stuff spicy Goan sausages with the village’s top sausage maker. Cook with 5-star chefs and grandmothers. Snack at holes-in-the-wall and glitzy night clubs frequented by Bollywood stars. You will return from this trip bursting with ideas and inspiration.