The Magic of Oman

One of the hidden gems in the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is an enchanting place boasting rugged coastlines, a rich architectural heritage and vast deserts.  I, however, fell in love with the region’s cuisine, which brought me back to the familiar flavors of my childhood in India and introduced new,...

My Top 10 Cookbooks

In this article you'll find Chef Patel's favorite winter warming spices and how you can make the most of them to be sure you’re creating the most delicious and wholesome dishes possible—and most of them already live in your pantry....

Episode 7 Food Network Star

Blog 7 – Bittersweet  I’m feeling a bit bittersweet writing about episode 7, so let’s just get right into the episode. In our first challenge, we had to create a recipe that would be easy to share on a Facebook live stream. Of course, nothing is ever that...

Episode 6 Food Network Star

Blog 6 – Shark Week Sink or swim? Coming off a high from last week’s episode, I was feeling good walking into the kitchen. I felt at ease and finally got my groove in this competition. That is until….our first challenge, we had to create a new spin for...

Episode 5 Food Network Star

The crunch heard around the table! We are officially at the halfway mark on the show. I can hardly believe it as I’m typing this blog. Last week’s mentor challenge was one of the first times in the competition where I truly drew a blank when...