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Life does exist. It’s the purpose that counts.” ~Toba Beta
“Is your life passion-driven or purpose-driven” the lady sitting next to me in the lunch room asked.
I looked at her and smiled. I couldn’t comprehend her question and was at a loss of words for a minute.
It was during a photo-shoot last week where I met this beautiful lady who works as an art director. She was assisting a jewellery shoot adjacent to my room. We were having lunch together when she checked my blog on her mobile and asked me about my work.
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Creamy, mildly spicy and an exotic recipe, Paneer Pasanda is a very elaborate Indian dish served in many hi end restaurants in India. Cottage cheese are sliced into thin triangles which are stuffed with a paste of nuts, coated with chickpea flour marinate, deep fried and then dunked into rich creamy gravy to make a delicious Paneer Pasanda.
The preferred gravy for Paneer Pasanda is deep red in colour, which comes from ground tomatoes, deep fried onions and turmeric powder.
Food is an invaluable asset to connect with people across the globe and is also a perfect medium to get access to the cultural habits and cooking traditions of any region.
“Are you free for an hour or so in the day to meet, do let me know”, the mail from chef Saransh read.
What do you do when you get a mail from a celebrity chef asking you to take time out for a food walk in your city.
You count your blessings and leave every important work aside to make it …
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“Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.”~M. Albom
“Awee…I already miss your gond ke ladoo and Palak Makhane ki subji , big time. Okay, mom, I have got to go now” I said and disconnected the line, stuffing my washing machine with soiled clothes.
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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do” I replied with a cheery grin pulling out my glasses from the box and getting ready for the interview to follow.
She nodded with a naughty smile and started the audio recorder.
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“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”~ Maxwell
A crazy week of food photo-shoot at Isha yoga center, and I am back home…finally.
With no running around carrying heavy loads of props and no more shots to plan for the days, it feels good to relax & enjoy a bowl of home-cooked ‘Poha’ and ginger tea on my swing.
Hmm… it has been 4 years since I started my first food styling shoot for Brown Tree.
I now have successfully completed more than 15 projects for well know companies and brands of India.
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“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ~ G. Mahler
Not so long ago, Sankranti to me was all about flying kites and gorging on some delectable winter specialties.
Yes, I could not think beyond my crunchy revadis, gajak, til ladoos, Gajar halwa and sinful Panjiri when the festival of Lohri or Makar sankranti approached in mid January.
“What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents” ~ M Chiarello.
I had a chance to check into my favorite shop during my recent visit to udaipur. The shop holds a good collection of some exclusive and rare rustic foods from Rajasthan. I got surprised when the amount I had to pay for a handful of dried wild berries and beans came upto 4-digits.
“Madam, gone are the days when Ker-Sangri was poor man’s food. These are in vogue now and are much sought-after ingredients by many hi-end restaurants across the world. And we are the largest exporter for the same” He replied matter-of- factly while swiping my credit card.
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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell.
Winter season is a celebration of food. Lower temperature and abundance of fresh produce make winter the most favored season for food lovers.
Hmm….well, the temperature in the city where I currently reside, hardly dips below 20° c. Do you think this could be a reason for me not to indulge in some of my favorite winter comfort foods? Not in the least.
Come winter season and I start craving for certain recipes which are cooked with love and passed from generation to generation. Yes, there is something special about winters that make you long for home cooked food.