Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s writing is “lush and lyrical” (Kansas City Star) and her memoir, Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland, “blends foods and childhood, cuisine and family into a story that resonates and lingers like the spices she lovingly describes.” Her memoir won the Grand Prize as well as the 2014 MFK Fisher Book Award, was named a Kansas City Star Top 100 Book and a Kansas Notable Book, and “It should be noted that the recipe for the keema…had me combing the county for cardamom pods,” (New York Times Book Review).  She is also the author of Savor Missouri: River Hills Country Food & Wine, Tasty! Mozambique, and stories in publications such as Feast, Sauce, Ploughshares, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Pie & Whiskey.