So thrilled to share with you yet another amazing woman who is following her dreams and has created her own line of custom spice blends. Virginia-based Deepa Pakte is a super geek (I am happy to say!) and has a Ph.D in Microbiology with two post doctoral fellowships in Applied and Basic Immunology. So why the spices? Read More
About 2,000 people showed up for Sunday afternoon’s second annual ice cream, gelato, custard and frozen yogurt tasting and judging event put on by the DC Scoop. (It was held in a fenced-in space just across from the market, which made a head count possible. Sinplicity’s food truck won the day.) Read More
Traveling from scientist to spice specialist has been an amazing journey, says Pune native, Deepa Patke. Her Vienna-based business, Aromatic Spice Blends, has led her back to her Indian roots in a very unexpected way.
“I came to the United States as a postdoctoral student on AIDS research,” she says, “and I did my fellowship and worked at Johns Hopkins.” Read More
Vienna — Stepping into Deepa Patke’s Vienna kitchen is like walking into a parfumerie for foodies…Indian food foodies. The air is redolent of herbs and spices familiar to Indian cuisine and her production work area, Virginia Agriculture-certified, is set up there. What Patke does is blend and package her own inspired Indian herb blends and makes popular Indian-style cookies that she sells on her own storefront website, aromaticspiceblends.com, and at local markets. Read More