Today, I decided to cook for myself. Create something selfishly just for our dinner. No guests, no hosting, just us + creativity & presentation. Often when a hobby turns into a career, you forget to indulge in a little of it for yourself. So I sat with my coffee and started pondering over my list of recipes-to-tweak-and-try (yes, I have lists for everything!), and this happened. I doused a moist steamed chicken Siu Mai (a kind of chinese dumpling) with basic Butter Chicken (a popular north indian chicken curry) sauce and served it [to ourselves!] as an appetizer.Read More
Every summer has a story. Mine is soaked in spice, color & laughter.
Yes, it may not be over, but the end of warm months is nigh. And before I go on holiday, I want to leave you with glimpses of some of my past dinners. The flowers, berries, sunny days and sweet compliments sure inspired me to roll out one event after another. And with that came many a new dish. Some good, some amazing and those that just got by. But each plate was a learning experience.
"It starts with the lists, grueling with many a slip...
On to the little wins, that welcome the guests as they step in...
I might be the host of the night, but it's the food that steals the show at every bite
And sometimes I am caught in a moment deep, or a note that makes me weep!
And when the sweet does come into sight, you gotta see the guest's plight!
Hopeful, happy or just hungry, whatever your emotional yearning may be
Don't wait for a friend or two, come join my table already will you!"