As a child, I was quite indifferent to food. But now that I’m all grown up (ahem) I quite enjoy what I eat. I do have food-related tantrums, but they are reserved only for my mother (no, I’ve not grown up there 😉 ) But if I’m eating out, and especially if it’s at someone’s place, I don’t make a fuss at all.
Still, food and I have a complicated relationship. I’m allergic to many of the food items that I like, and don’t like many of food items that I’m not allergic to. So, the result is that there is very little food that I actually like and am also not allergic to. As my niece says in exasperation:
You’re either allergic to food or you don’t like them.
As someone who has known — artificial food colouring, yam, besan, chocolate — and also unknown food allergies, eating out is a challenge and sometimes an adventure, especially when I am travelling. But I’m always careful and keep my anti-allergen handy. Touchwood, I have not fallen ill due to food while travelling.
When I started this blog in 2010, writing on food or food-related stuff was never on the plans. But my blog has a mind of its own and I did end up writing two food-related posts on the now defunct The Stolen Coffee Room (I’m still mourning its closure) and BPB’s dessert box surprise.
In February 2015, I was invited to be part of a group of food-loving bloggers to review restaurants and the exciting food scene in the city I live in, Navi Mumbai. It’s been a great beginning and I’m enjoying navigating through and learning the intricacies of blogging about food.
Though I have begun with Restaurant Reviews (listed below), eventually I hope to write beyond that.
- Restaurant Review: Macchiato
- Restaurant Review: Rockville Deli
- Restaurant Review: 80 Days
- Restaurant Review: Masala Table
- A culinary experience called the Mejwani Thali
- Restaurant Review: Just Bing’g’e
Here’s a very special post on the food and markets of Uzbekistan: The food & markets special.
Bookmark this page and watch this space for more. 🙂