MyFoodAffairs.com! This blog is my journey about food. I started my love of food quite by accident. One morning as I wandered into the wet market with my Grandma’s maidservant Santan. The night before I had quite courageously asked permission from Grandma to allow me to be the cook the next afternoon, cooking the midday meal for the family. Now you must be aware That I had never tried cooking anything prior to that day.
This was way back in 1978 when I lived with my grandparents in the west coast city of India called Poona then, now known as Pune. This is when my love affair with food began.
On that blissful day as I wandered along the streets into the cantonment wet markets besides Sacred Hearts Church little did I know that my life was to be in cooking for the next 25 years.
A year later in 1979 I would move to Mumbai to do my Hotel Management. There I was to learn cooking professionally which then lead me to The TAJ Inter-Continental in Mumbai. Soon I would travel to Brisbane, Australia where I would then spend years running restaurants until 2005.
So How Did I Decide To Start This Blog?
In late 2019 almost 40 years since I first started cooking I saw a new craze taking roots in Brisbane. Actually this had started in 2014 in our city and possibly earlier in the US.
The Food Truck Craze grabbed my attention and I dreamed of running a food truck business. But then COVID19 came along soon after and my plans were axed.
It was during the COVID19 LOCK-DOWN I started to think of what can I start right in the middle of the Pandemic that may have the potential to carry me forward in Post Pandemic Era, into the ‘new normal’.
Write a blog on food. This is how this blog started.
I shall post articles around food here – recipes, food spices, where to buy great food and exotic places to dine out. And not forgetting the food trucks of the world. The will vary from what I cook at home, recipes from my childhood days and then food I sample as I travel around the world.
Hope you come along this exotic journey that I am embarking along in May 2020 and beyond – a journey of penned thoughts around food tales.