Maneet Chauhan, 39, was born and raised in a small but diverse city in India.
“Each and every state in India has a very distinct cuisine of its own,” she said. “I was this obnoxious kid who would finish eating at home and then go to my neighbor’s house and eat with them too.”
Maneet said those obnoxious experiences gave her an appreciation for ingredients, spices, and cuisines. It opened her up to new techniques that weren’t used at her house.