FOUNDER/LEAD: CHETNA MACWAN
Hello!! My name is Chetna and I write about something near and dear to my heart…FOOD!! But not just any type of food, I write about the foods that represent my heritage, culture, family, and personal loves. There are so many wonderful dishes and styles of food out there, that you can literally have the same dish twice, and it will taste different depending on the person or place that makes it! And you know what? THAT is a beautiful thing!
I am from a North Indian, Gujarati background, & brought up on my moms amazing foods. Actually – in my opinion, there is nothing better out there than my mom’s cooking. From her hot rotli’s to her curries, desserts and homemade pickles – she is the epitome of amazing home cooking. :O) (She’s in heaven now cooking with all the angels and I’m sure she’s serving up some incredible meals to everyone else with her.) Because of her influence, I have a passion for cooking, and try to do the best I can to re-create all different type of foods. Currently, I teach Indian cooking classes (all virtual – private, group & demos, etc.). My goal is to show guests how to make many traditional/fusion Indian dishes in a way that is much easier to prepare for the everyday cook. I am passionate about showing people how to make Indian food with simpler steps, and without sacrificing any flavor.
I want to dedicate this blog to all the wonderful foods out there and the deliciousness available in each region of the world! Food, as in many cultures, is an incredible way to bring people together, make new friends and reconnect. In this blog, I look forward to sharing many of my own recipes, as well as some adaptations from some favorite recipes I’ve learned along the way.
Hope you’ll join me on this journey with food!