Hi there! I am Radhika. Besides being a mom of two kids, I am an Engineer, and a Business Management professional by day and a lover of food and photography at all times. I must admit that just as much as I like cooking, I even more like to take photos of the food I make and devour it visually before actually relishing it. My husband is my ever-faithful-guinea-pig and an impatient assistant, who is in charge of keeping our curious kids at bay when I am here.
Growing up in India my debut with cooking happened when I started helping my mom now and then with some simple kitchen chores along with my sister. But once I left home for US as a student, I had to fend for myself. That was when I got first-hand experience in the kitchen and was exposed to a whole world of diverse and exotic cuisines. I started developing new tastes and gradually started recreating my favorite foods from the places I ate. Another obsession of mine is collecting cook books–even in languages that I don’t understand–as long as at least one picture is enticing. In that process I have amassed a sizeable collection, out of which I may have actually cooked from one or two.
I do not come from a line of great cooks. Not even cooks. Period. My mom’s mom never cooked, my dad’s mom never cooked, my mother-in-law never cooked. My mom learnt all her cooking after she got married and got very very good at it. My sister and I were never ‘taught’ to cook. But being impulsive, experimental and with a penchant for novel and unusual stuff, I tried my hands at diverse cuisines at home, for better or worse. And as it turns out, its mostly for better.
Anyway, here I am, further exploring my interests in food and food-photography, and sharing my adventures (and misadventures!) in the kitchen. As evident from the name of this blog, I hope to cover every food that we cannot live without, be it occasional indulgence or comfort food or everyday fare. For starters, I started dusting off my cookbook collection to try some of the recipes while adding my own twist. I am sure I will draw inspiration from some of the fabulous recipes I come across the food blogs. And, of course I will give due credit to the cookbooks, authors or bloggers as appropriate. I hope my ideas and quirks will inspire you to do the same as well!!
Always, love to hear from you!
Hello Radhika, just wanted to let you know that I’ve passed on a blog award to you at http://dinnerfornone.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/an-award-and-a-dilemma.
Radhika, got the idea from Wendy to visit you – your nomination of her – and I really like what I see .. and what I have read so fare, so I stick around too. Viveka from Sweden
Viveka, I am glad about that…and thank you so much. Looking forward to know more about you and your blog as well!
That makes two of us then. Have a great weekend.
Your food sounds so enticing and your photos are beautiful.
Thanks, do give them a try!
found your chicken tikka masala recipe on pinterest – and have been here some time now exploring everything on your site! haven’t tried a recipe a yet, but you are so well spoken/written and the photos are gorgeous. i look forward to future posts and photos. you’ve got yourself a regular reader!
I found you on pintrest and love your recipes. Please post more!
I’m interested in learning about the nuances of Indian cooking / trying some dishes at home and on my own blog. Would it be possible to pick your brain about some dishes maybe through email?
Kati, I would be delighted! Will send you my email contact.