Laxmi Jain has lived in the Boston area for 30 years and works to promote Indian vegetarian cooking locally and internationally. Her books Indian Soy Cuisine and Melody of Indian Cuisine explore the innovative uses of soy in the Indian diet. Her books, introduces innovative techniques to familiarize Indian-American youths with Indian cooking. She has developed simple concepts of Mix Masala (a set of four standard Indian spices) that can transform any novice cook into an expert.
Her latest book Jain Food: Compassionate and healthy eating, enlighten about the unique way of life that has, for centuries, given its followers spiritual contentment and good health. This books also answers many questions about jain food in the context of traditional practices and contemporary lifestyles. It also serves as a practical cooking and eating guide to those who wish to enjoy an abiding continuity with the wisdom of our forefathers.
Mrs. Jain teaches Indian cooking and has developed numerous television shows for Boston area cable channel.