We are.Our tryst with cooking began when we moved to Goa and set up our own home early in 2010. We went from knowing nothing about cooking and being in the kitchen, to discovering that we actually love experimenting, mixing and matching flavours, discovering new tastes and trying out new things. Cooking together for the blog was our thing to do on weekends. Back then, most of the cooking was done by me, and the husband pitched in with pictures, being the official taster and source of inspiration. Sometimes, we reverse roles too :)
More recently, I quit my full time job to take a sabbatical to indulge in food and writing. And this blog is testimony to that journey. I spend most of my time at home, in the kitchen, or with my nose buried in books, blogs and other inspiring things.
A lot of what I indulge in, my experiments and the food we eat at home makes it to the blog. It has moved from being a once-in-a-way activity to an everyday log of the wholesome, yet simple and tasty food I try and put on our table day after day. These days, I am becoming quite the champ at balancing camera and ladle in one hand each, because I have to manage the cooking and the shooting all by myself.
Being a completely self-taught and going-with-the-gut kind of cook, the recipes listed here are simple and tried and tested only by me. I make no claims about how perfect they are. I try and give out precise quantities and proportions, but most of the time I go with the flow of things. Recipes usually make enough to feed two hungry people (as that’s what I am usually cooking for), unless specified otherwise.
So be brave and join me. This is honest food as we enjoy it at home. Minus the fancy frills and bells, minus the props, minus the styling, minus fancy lighting and everything else you see on every other food blog out there. This is homely food, just the way we enjoy it.
Not long ago, I started to write for burrp.com, in an attempt to beef up the food writing repository of the minefield of eateries in Goa. I wanted to do it for me, and for Goa and the people at burrp were kind enough to let me pitch in. You can read all about it here. And you can check out my burrp page here.
To contact me about a recipe, to make a request or share a recipe you’d like to see, for some food/travel writing, or even just to drop a note and share your story, you write to me at revati<dot>me<at>gmail<dot>com I’d love to hear from you!
This is us, cooking up a storm. Dig in.