Kaveri Ponnapa

About & Contact

Kaveri Ponnapa is an independent writer and author based in Bangalore. She studied English Literature at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, and took a Master's Degree in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She writes extensively on food, wine, travel, art and heritage for leading publications. You can read her articles in Upper Crust, the Taj Magazine, Sommelier India Magazine and Food Lovers Magazine amongst others. Her articles have been published in the Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Indian Design and Interiors, Swagat, Namaskar and Discover India. She has also been Contributing Editor at Food Lovers Magazine. Her passion for food and cooking has put her on Upper Crust magazine's list of Fifty Fantastic Cooks.

About The Coorg Table, her lively blog on the cuisine of Coorg enjoyed by many readers, chefs and home cooks, Kaveri says: "I love everything to do with food, the history of food and cooking, and find great pleasure in reading books related to food and cookery. It has been a lifelong passion that has taken me on incredible journeys across the world and India. I'm particularly interested in the cultural aspects of food. But, with all the reading and exploring, there are very few things more wonderful than sitting around a table filled with food that you have cooked yourself, sharing it with friends and people you love."

Kaveri has written a monograph, The Expediency of Colour, on the artist Rekha Rao Hebbar. The Vanishing Kodavas, her book on the history and culture of the Kodava people, published by Eminence Designs was released in September 2013. It was a project that took 15 years of dedicated research to complete. For more about the book, please see www.thevanishingkodavas.com.

All photographs are by Nithin Sagi, Bangalore based photographer, and styled by Kaveri Ponnapa, unless otherwise stated

You can write to Kaveri at kaverikamb@gmail.com