Hetal Vasavada Hetal Vasavada is a cookbook author, blogger, and bakery owner who is an expert baker and is known for creating dishes with a unique combination of both her Indian and American backgrounds. She has a degree in biochemistry and uses her scientific background to create recipes.Experience: Hetal Vasavada is a cookbook author, baker, and blogger. Her first cookbook, Milk and Cardamom, was about Indian-inspired desserts. The cookbook was listed as one of 2019's best cookbooks by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Her recipes have been featured in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and more.Hetal owns and runs an online pop-up bakery, Milk and Cardamom Sweets. She also works as a recipe developer, food photographer, and social media consultant. In addition, she runs a popular blog and Instagram account where she shares her Indian-inspired desserts and Gujarati dishes. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.