A friend, I think I can take the liberty of calling her a friend though I have known her for quite sometime now because of common friends and of course work but I actually know her through her blogs and she told me "don't worry about how you write or what you write, the blog is just a medium to express ourselves. So long as you get the point across that's all that matters :)" and here I am all excited to share my recipes and stories with the big world of blogs.
Not that I am a great cook but I know I have matured as a cook and someday would be a chef. The difference between a cook and chef in my dictionary is someone who takes care of everything all the nitty-gritty details of food and also how the food is presented but for me it is more of making the food tasty and not goofing up :) so that my 2 year old eats yes the looks of the food do matter to me but presenting it is an art and I have not yet mastered it nor do I have the patience for standing long hours in the kitchen so I would rather call myself as a cook and not a chef.
Gone are the days when cooking something was a family secret passed on by the mother to the daughter or the mother-in-law to the daughter-in-law now if you need tips, tricks, recipes from around the world you just log on to the world wide web and search for it. Guess sometimes technology does help. I still remember as a kid I would sit on the slab of the kitchen chatting to mom and watching what she is doing and she would add something and look at me with a proud grin and say this is homemade "masala” not everyone knows about it and this is what adds a zing but this is a secret between us so don’t share it :) well mom for once nahhhhh one of those countless times I am not listening to you and planning to share all your secrets here with all the people who would read this.
Well with this let me start my soul food and I hope to add some soul to it and hopefully this is one of the hobbies that I continue.