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, which a rich and vibrant culture.
I love Indian cuisine and am a voracious reader of cookbooks. Exploring regional variations, understanding the influence of various past influences of 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, specially 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 is an important trait of the community I hail from and I have inherited it from my parents. Growing up, on the island city of Bombay, I always had access to the easily accessible fresh sea food markets and beautiful 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 from there. 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 the print and online media have a look here.
Professionally, I have a Masters in Business Administration and have work experience in both India and London. Before relocating to London, I was part of a food retail business 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 and stories of my adventures in the kitchen and outside with all of you. 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 You Tube.
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