About

My love for food began in my mother’s kitchen. The warm aromas and vibrant colours of traditional Gujarati fare, had me filled up with a passion for cooking and extra jaggery at an early age. I was raised in a household where the menu-of-the-day was the centre of our universe. And planning the meal right was more important that the national budget.

Today, food still holds that place for me but with a whole new dimension. I cook not only to feed others, but to also let out my creative instincts that seem to boil over best when I am in the kitchen. With fresh apples, woody mushrooms, aromatic vanilla beans, mucky beetroot, homemade butter, curvy star anise, pungent hot peppers, briny olives and what not.

Professionally, I am an amateur food writer, who slogged her way through the first six tastes to be able to differentiate between her brie and provolone dolce. When I am not writing, I am either baking or talking about food – raving about the recipes I dabble with or drooling over food pictures till the wee hours of morning. Taking cookbooks to bed, collecting cookie cutters, pickle-tasting, planting herbs and learning conventional rasoiΒ from my Maharaj, are my other hobbies.

The sole purpose of this blog is to let my friends ogle at the food that I prepare. And the feedback from readers that comes along.

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92 thoughts on “About

  1. would love to ogle at a real plate cooked and served by you……….you’re anyway good at whatever you do.
    all the best ….
    nuzee

  2. I am so glad you are finally doing this! I know I am never going to try any of those recipes but I am going to look forward to reading your posts, because I know what sort of a passion lies behind them. Don’t you dare slacken off now.

  3. I found your blog via a comment you left on Leanne Cole’s blog and I loved the name so much I had to click. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that film. Like Sally I am pretty particular about how I like my food and I really like the recipes you’ve posted so far.

  4. I am so excited to have found your blog and thrilled that I found it because you found mine! You seem like such fun and a kindred spirit. I almost giggled when you I read “Taking cookbooks to bed, collecting cookie cutters, pickle-tasting, planting herbs and learning conventional rasoi from my Maharaj, are my other hobbies.” Although we may not be able to hang out in real life, I hope we can be cyber friends. I love the name of your blog too! Love fest! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi, What a lovely blog πŸ™‚ I can see I’m going to be coming back here for more recipes. You might be interested in my recipe challenge that I have at the moment – I’m spending winter in the French Alps and have asked fellow bloggers to nominate a faviurite recipe fo rme to cook and write about, I’d love to hear what you would recommend πŸ™‚

  6. Beautiful introduction. I was raised in Saurashtra. I am all Gujarati with shades of south India here and there. I am looking forward to exploring your blog more. Your witty About section has piqued my interest and am definitely coming back.

  7. Wow! I’m totally in love with your site. And your blog name! So cute! I will definitely be visiting and gathering inspiration πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment on my pizza post. Please do let me know if you try the dough out, and what tweaks you make to improve it πŸ™‚ And congrats on the vogue blogger status! And (and this is my last and – I promise) Happy New Year! May it be filled with delicious food and tons of friends to drool over your dishes πŸ™‚ Don’t you just love when your friends and loved ones genuinely enjoy what you cook for them? That is a feeling like no other πŸ™‚

  8. Oh wow. I’m so happy you left me a comment or I may not have discovered this. What a beautiful blog. The header alone makes me smile. Thank-you.

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to browsing through yours asap.It looks very interesting. I am curious to know how the chocolate and sea salt work. Very unusual!

  10. I keep coming to your blog and I suddenly realise how far you’ve come in such a short period of time. I love ogling at your food, drooling all over my keyboard and hoping to make that visit to your part of the city soon to have some real food cooked by you. Yumness!

  11. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking a peek at our blog! I just managed to look at some of your posts and I love, love the pictures. The food looks so pretty and delicious, great job πŸ™‚

    — Nicole

  12. What divine food, you have made me very hungry. Yours is the first foodie blog I’ve followed and its lovely. I’m not vegetarian although i was for twenty years but now I eat fish. Love India but haven’t been to Gujurat. Happy blogging πŸ™‚

  13. You have a cool site over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting stuff on it. I’ll follow your blog if you keep up the good work!

  14. I simply want to mention I am newbie to weblog and actually enjoyed your web page. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You surely have awesome posts. With thanks for revealing your website.

  15. I really love your blog and I enjoy reading your posts. Although I can’t cook that well, but I always try to improve in it. But I know one thing for sure that I am good at. Eating. I really love to eat. Now I just got to find someone to cook those recipes you’ve posted for me.

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