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The Modern Tiffin

On-the-Go Vegan Dishes with a Global Flair (A Cookbook)

Travel the world in a tiffin with 55 delicious recipes showcasing the global vegan experience.

Italy, Mexico, Thailand, India... Self-taught Indian American chef Priyanka Naik loves to travel just as much as she loves cooking! So when she set out to write a cookbook, she knew it couldn’t be just one cuisine—it had to feature a world of plant-based flavors. Drawing on her heritage and her travels, Chef Priyanka introduces you to a world of mouthwatering vegan dishes in The Modern Tiffin.

With vegetables as the star of the show, ​Priyanka takes you to a different part of the world in each chapter, adding her own Indian-inspired twist to each dish. The recipes in the book are made to be put into a tiffin, an Indian-style lunch box, so that each meal can be perfectly packaged to take on your own adventures, near and far.

You’ll learn recipes like:
-Bucatini à la Pumpkin with Pink Peppercorn & Pistachio
-Green Chutney Quesadillas
-Chili-Maple Skillet Corn Bread
-Indian Home Fries with Peanuts
-Bondi Blue Tea Cakes
-Cardamom Sweet Tea Spritzer
-and so many more!

Get ready for an international trip from the comfort of your own kitchen: The Modern Tiffin will take you on a delicious vegan voyage around the world!

Photograph by Melissa Hom

Priyanka Naik is a self-taught Indian vegan cook, Food Network champion, Quibi Dishmantled Winner, and Today show featured chef. She is a food and TV personality, who hosts Dish it Healthy with Priyanka Naik a Tastemade original clean-eating food show on Food Network Kitchen. An avid traveler who’s been to nearly forty countries, her globally inspired original recipes, with a focus on sustainability, have been featured on her blog Chef Priyanka, IGTV—hosting her own digital series “Cook With Chef Pri at 3,” and are incorporated into her regular speaking appearances. She has garnered attention from and been featured on the Today show, CNN, Forbes, GQ, The Beet, Well + Good, Medium, and more. She has partnered with several brands, including Coca-Cola, Amazon, and Uniqlo for brand campaigns. Priyanka is first-generation, Indian American, raised on Staten Island, New York, and has two elder sisters. Her Indian heritage is very important to her cooking style and lifestyle, so much so that she even learned her native language of Kannada before English and weaves in Indian elements throughout all of her original vegan cooking. She attributes her devotion to her Indian roots and passion for Indian food to her loving and supportive parents.

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (January 6, 2022)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982177089

"Priyanka is a passionate chef who does a phenomenal job of bringing her heritage and global experiences together and turning them into unique, yet approachable meals. Her dishes are rooted in being thoughtful, health-conscious, and nourishing. She does more than fusion food, it's food with a story that'll leave you feeling good."—Hetal Vasavada, MasterChef Season 6 Finalist and Author of Milk & Cardamom.

"I met Priyanka when she was just starting to build her career in the food world. I was immediately impressed with her passion for sharing meals with others, her enthusiasm for celebrating foods from various cultures around the globe, and her commitment to sustainability. Having tasted some of Priyanka's food, I know she is capable of sharing delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make recipes with the world."—Bryant Terry, James Beard Award-Winning Chef and Author of Vegetable Kingdom and Black Food.

“I absolutely love how Priyanka represents the South Asian culture through her recipes. She creates vibrant,exciting, plant-based dishes inspired by flavors from all over the globe. Having made many of her recipes I have no doubt your belly will be thankful to you for buying this book!”—Radhi Devlukia-Shetty

*Named one of the most exciting cookbooks to look out for this Fall* by Thrillest

*Named among best debut cookbooks of Fall 2021* by Publishers Weekly