Néné Bagchi
San Francisco, CA


I've been hosting dinner parties for over 10 years now.

I cook by technique, not region. I love to experiment in the kitchen, and rarely make the same exact dish twice. Although I believe that presentation is important, at my table you will never face a huge white plate with a tiny little artistically-composed bite in the middle.

I love using spices in my cooking, but won't make things hot-spicy unless by request. The spices I use create depth and nuance rather than raw heat.

Much as I love cooking, I am happiest when, at the end of it, I can serve my food to friends and family. I love watching them take a bite and closing their eyes. I love comforting them with familiar flavors and delighting them with unexpected ones. And I would love to welcome you to my table.

When I'm not cooking, I'm doing business strategy and change management for small business owners. Or I have my nose in a book. Or I'm playing guitar badly and singing a song that I just made up.