Kankana Saxena is a food & lifestyle photographer, food stylist, author, and blogger based in California. Recipes and photography from her blog, Playful Cooking, have been featured on The Kitchn, Mashable, My Domaine, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, brit+co, Design Crush, Plated and Saveur. In 2018 she published her first cookbook, Taste of Eastern India, with over 80 recipes. The book focuses on the cuisine she grew up eating from Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal in India. Cooking her recipes is not only fun and easy but will transport you to a world you didn’t realize you missed.