I'm a die hard South Indian Foodie, who believes that appreciating food is akin to appreciating a valuable work of art or music ( except that the sensory tool used is the tongue rather than the eye or ear). I owe a lot to my late father who taught me to appreciate food & not get intimidated into being referred to derogatorily as a 'theetripatteri' ( a scornful term in the Tamil language loosely translated as a 'gourmand').
about the title of my blog: I belong to the Iyer community, a Tamil Brahmin vegetarian sect originally from the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. A housewife on a sabbatical from the 9 to 5 career arena. I admit, I spend a lot of time watching the food network and at the same time an active member of Weight Watchers, keeping track of my caloric points. It has been great creating food (palatable works of art as opposed to Salads & bean curd which passes off as vegetarian food in the minds of a LOT of people). I doubt I will ever reach the heights of a Mario Batali or Bobby Flay, which is why I claim that I'll always be a 'chef wannabe'.
It has been quite a journey in getting to where I am, to be able to put my views on the net with a certain level of confidence, which I hope will not transform into an arrogant brashness. The views expressed here are my own.
my plan for this blog is to oscillate between discussing foods I create, talking about the restaurants/ addas i frequent & my opinions on what other 'well known' food critics talk about.
so here goes!