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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Just a little about me...

    Ever since I was a kid, I loved watching my mom in the kitchen preparing delicious and fulfilling meals with ease. My mom is a magician in the kitchen and my biggest inspiration. I still remember sneaking a wok and ladle into my room and pretending that I had my own cooking show, happily chatting away to the “camera” while I stirred and added the imaginary ingredients. Though cooking had always been a hobby, I only began to take it seriously when I moved out of home and into a hostel for college. Unwilling to survive on tasteless meals provided by the hostel cafeteria, I decided to wear the apron and armed with a ladle got to work. Nine years later, I am finally convinced of my talent. I stepped into the food blogging scene rather late, but have been able to build up a huge fanfare in a short span of time. This blog is my attempt at sharing my creativity and love of food with everyone. The encouragement to go on comes to me from all the lovely comments I get from fellow bloggers. I look at my blog as a food journal where I keep little notes that would come in very handy when I write my own cookbook. Now, if only that publisher would come along! Some of my recipes have been passed onto me from my mom, many of them have been created by me, and all of them have a story to tell. Like the Shakkarpare I made on the morning of our first Diwali (an Indian festival) together as a married couple, insisting that we had to start our own festive traditions. Or the Gobi Manchurian I managed to perfect, to taste exactly like those we get at hawker stalls in India. And especially my Meatball Biryani that I dished up because my husband is not too fond of pieces of chicken, with bones in it! Whatever it is, it was cooked and created to perfection. With my Mom being Malaysian, my Dad an Indian, me growing up in the Middle East and having been in Canada for the last few years, my recipes reflect the eclectic tastes that I have gathered along the way. I am currently working towards my diploma in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. I would love to step into the exciting world of advertising, but my secret ambition remains to have my very own restaurant!


    Anonymous johanna said...

    hi meena, just got your email, would be delighted to participate. great idea, i think, i love all things spicy, heritage from my mexican days, i guess.
    kidney beans is not something i usually use in my cooking, but i am intrigued and am already dreaming up some recipes!
    can't wait for the day to come!

    9/21/2005 04:37:00 PM  
    Blogger anthony said...

    Hi i also write a recipe once a while on my cookbook at Http://tonyskitchen.rediffblogs.com

    Will send my entries too but they ain't very spicy. I call my blog bachelor cooking, easy on the stomach

    10/07/2005 04:44:00 AM  
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