Anupy Singla [bio]
Anupy Singla is an award-winning journalist turned foodie turned author. Anupy began her reporting career as a business reporter for Bloomberg News in Princeton and then moved to cover commodities in Chicago. From there, she quickly transitioned from print to television, providing up-to-the-second market updates several times a day for Chicago’s WGN-TV and Bloomberg Television. After several years reporting live from the Chicago Board of Trade and Mercantile Exchange, Anupy transitioned to local news coverage by working as an on-air reporter and anchor for Tribune-owned CLTV news. Although reporting is Anupy’s first love and passion, she also comes from a family passionate about cooking. Born in India and raised outside of Philadelphia, Anupy grew up visiting her father’s childhood village in India. Her first cooking lesson was with her paternal grandfather who schooled her in trditional, spicy Punjabi-style cooking. It was this passion that convinced Anupy to leave daily reporting to teach her young girls how to appreciate and eat good Indian food – much as her mother had done for her through the years. Her quest to cook every Indian recipe she grew up with and her girls’ reaction to it is a real-life experiment that she blogs about on www.indianASapplepie.com.
Through this culinary journey, Anupy also wrote her first cookbook, The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes (Release October 2010, Agate Surrey). She was introduced to the concept of Indian food in a slow cooker through her mother, and for years has been cooking in this manner – first as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill and then as a graduate student at the University of Hawaii/East-West Center. This book is the first to marry the concepts of a slow cooker with Indian cuisine. Anupy’s second book, Vegan Indian Cooking was released in June 2012 to much acclaim. Anupy has also created her own culinary line, including a spice box, which debuted in Williams-Sonoma, a line of spices, and is now working on a line of Indian simmering sauces.
Anupy has written about food-related topics for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has also teaches classes at Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, and various specialty kitchen stores through the U.S. and Canada. She has demonstrated her cooking skills on WGN-TV, WLS, and NBC10! Philly. She’s one of a few cooks that is as comfortable cooking up a meal as she is in front of the camera.