Cheers, Charles Dickens: In this illustration titled "Micawber in his element," Mr. Micawber makes punch after a dinner party thrown for him by David Copperfield. Charles Dickens, author of David Copperfield, was a punch aficionado. Fred Barnard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Madhur Jaffrey is a noted chef and expert in Indian cuisine. She is the author of several cookbooks and one memoir, Climbing the Mango Trees. Lisa Levart hide caption

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