Suvir Saran is the author of two widely acclaimed cookbooks, American Masala: 125 New Classics From My Home Kitchen and Indian Home Cooking. Establishing new standards for Indian food in America, Saran and tandoor master Hemant Mathur create the authentic flavors of Indian home cooking at their highly touted restaurant Dévi in New York City. In April 2009, Saran opened American Masala in Jersey City, NJ, offering casual New American fare. He is Chairman, Asian Culinary Studies for the World Cuisines Council at The Culinary Institute of America, and teaches all over the U.S. and beyond. When he is not traveling, Saran enjoys his 68-acre working farm in upstate New York.