Hello and welcome to my little space on the internet where I love sharing with the world my experiments and misadventures in the kitchen and outside.
Over a decade in and I am a Londoner through and through, but a deep love for Bombay ne Mumbai, will always be a part of me. Born and raised in Bombay, the spirit of this fabulous city flows in my veins. Perhaps one of the most important reasons why I took to London city like a fish to water! Both these cities are cultural melting pots, with rich and vibrant cultures.
I love Indian cuisine and am a voracious reader of cookbooks. Exploring regional variations, understanding the impact of various past influences like the British Raj, the Portuguese, French and Dutch rulers on Indian cuisine and sub-cultures is something I am deeply passionate about.
On my blog, you will find a good mix of Indian recipes and a focus on traditional Maharashtrian recipes, especially from the C.K.P community. Many of my recipes draw inspiration from heirloom recipes passed down through generations.
A deep love for seafood is something that is an important trait of the C.K.P community, which I hail from. I have inherited this love in spades from my parents. Growing up, in the island city of Bombay, I always had access to fresh seafood markets and vibrant local spices.
I am lucky to be from a family that boasts of very talented home cooks, especially my Aai and Baba (Mum and Dad in Marathi – my mother tongue), my sister, and my mother-in-law. Exposure to various world cuisines happened at an early age as my parents are very well-traveled and both love cooking.
What began as an attempt to record family recipes and memories, has evolved into a blog where I not only share recipes but travel adventures and other stories.
Over the course of my blogging journey in the past few years, I have had the privilege of meeting very talented chefs.
I have collaborated with leading brands in the U.K Food industry and created bespoke recipes for them. I have also been invited to review several restaurant menus, new product launches, and exciting industry events. But the best part has been the lasting friendships and professional relationships I have cultivated in these past years.
Notable achievements include paid blogger campaigns, Press trips, and becoming part of the brand ambassador network for Froothie, U.K.
To have a look at my articles published in print and online media have a look here.
I have also hosted a supper club in London to showcase my regional cuisine and highlight the nuances of this lesser-known entho-religious caste and the associated sub-cultures.
Professionally, I have a post-graduate Masters’s in Business Administration and have work experience in both India and London. Before relocating to London, I was part of a large food retail conglomerate and worked in a Marketing role at an all-India level. I have also successfully led a team of nine supermarket store managers as part of one of India’s leading Food retail businesses. My professional association with the food industry continued in London where I worked as a Digital Marketing professional for a leading food and drinks website, creating content and managing various social media channels.
I look forward to sharing my love for regional Indian cuisine, my thirst for travel, and exploring our beautiful planet. My blog is my space where I share stories of my adventures in the kitchen and outside, with all of you. I write my own content, click my own photographs unless otherwise mentioned, all images shared by me are my own. Join me in my tiny kitchen in Surrey from where I share videos of my recipes and interviews with chefs, vloggers, entrepreneurs, and more on my social media channels. Click on the links here to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
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