As I always say “Social Media” is such a powerful medium. We can either use it in a constructive manner or for just fun purposes Few days back one of my foodie friends on Instagram started a conversation about organizing a get tog
We wanted to meet at a place where we all can spend some time together, exchange ideas or thoughts about our culinary journey,how it has helped us to grow as a person and how we have become passionate about it. At last we decided to hangout at Maison Bertaux for an evening coffee/tea to hog some of their delicious desserts.
Foodies started gathering around that place from 5.30pm. It was a cold and rainy evening, which was so perfect to enjoy an Éclairs and hot chocolate. As true Instagram addicts we started clicking our food pictures first and then chatted our way throughout the evening. It was so nice to see women who juggle between full time day jobs, manage the kids and then write/maintain a professional blog as well. For an ordinary blogger like me I was truly amazed by their talents. Each and every woman who attended this meet inspired me so much. They were sharing their experiences about the food scenes in this London city, various culinary ambitions that they have in mind. People usually think that if two or more ladies gather at a place then they might be gossiping about others. But no, that wasn’t the case with us. (Yes I am telling the truth.) We had so much fun, good food and a great evening altogether. Few of the ladies headed out to a restaurant for dinner but due to time constraints I couldn’t join them. We are planning to conduct such meets once in a month or arrange a potluck party so that we could try different cuisines and showcase our cooking skills all at one place as well. Fingers crossed and waiting for this to happen real soon.
This is one of my favorite quotes of Cooking Goddess Julia Child. It is a very apt quote to pin it here. The reason is ,the foodies I met they all are from different regions, we all are influenced by different cultures but the one thing that united us was the true love and passion for food.
Kindly check the links below to the websites of the fellow bloggers who attended the meet. Try your favorite recipes from there. You can follow them in Social Media to get instant updates about their new culinary experiments.
A Kenyan living in London. She loves travelling, is very much interested in Baking, trying out new recipes from various cuisines as well. Check out her website for some finger licking delicious recipes.
Mum of 2 kids, has a great passion for baking. Check out her website for Indian Inspired cakes and if you are in London, you can order cakes from her website too to make your special occasion even more memorable.
She hails from Hyderabad and an expert in cooking recipes from Andhra region. Irrespective of working full time, she loves to cook and she too hosts monthly food based events(such as Indian Chai Party) along with her foodie friends.
Mallika Basu_** (www.mallikabasu.com)
One of the most renowned culinary expert here in London. She is a cookbook author, London Evening standard columnist and has collaborated with various Top celebrity chefs to create some amazing delicacies. You can check out her website for Indian inspired dishes and also subscribe to her Youtube channel as well where she shares some of her kitchen tips and tricks of cooking an easy yet Fabulous Indian meal on busy working days.
Nessy Samuel_** (https://www.facebook.com/Nessy-Samuel-Photography-567610629925103/) She is from Kerala and brought up in Chennai. An expert in cooking dishes from Kerala region as well as recipes from other parts of south india as well. Apart from cooking she loves to travel a lot, explore the world and is very much in interested in Food Photography too. You can check out her facebook page to witness some of her beautiful clicks.
As a part time job she works as a Consultant for BoBo Macarons – A leading macaron company here in London. They sell customized macarons for corporate events, weddings and other social gatherings. Apart from that Nisha writes restaurant reviews, product reviews and works as an online editor for various magazines and websites. You could check out her website for some A(yum)mazing Non vegetarian recipes, sea food recipes and the experiences/recipes from the food based events attended by her.
Numi** _(http://numicookseatsdrinks.com) –
A London based food blogger who started documenting her recipes recently. She believes that cooking need not be complicated. Her recipes focus on involving simple techniques, easily available ingredients yet producing a mind blowing outcome. Check out her website to know more about her culinary journey.
A part time IT Professional who is looking for an opportunity to quit the job and pursue her passion for food as a full time career. A talented cook and an avid photography enthusiast. She has participated in many photography related events and challenges. The images in her website is a proof of her photography skills. Check out her website where she shares her recipes along with some interesting stories, perspectives of her day today life in kitchen.
She recently graduated from culinary school based in London. Her blog mainly focuses on the food she cooks, her adventures while eating out and some of her kitchen experiments as well. Being graduated from a profession school , she takes cookery classes and also caters private dinner parties and gatherings etc. Check out her website to go through the amazing food that she has cooked and some of her best experiences and lessons she had learnt as a culinary student.
She is an Indian, currently residing in UK. She hosts monthly food based events (Indian Chai Party)along with other foodie friends. The event is usually based on a particular cuisine or region from India. You can visit her website to know more about upcoming events and if you are missing your Soul food from India then do attend her food based events to taste some of our yummy foods. A DIY crafts enthusiast as well.
A part time teacher, talented Veena player who has been living in UK for many years. She l
oves Indian, Srilankan and British cuisines and her recipes are majorly inspired from these three regions. She loves to experiment with other international cuisines as well. Check out her website for a fusion vegetarian recipes.
Vibha Pahwa _**(http://www.vanilabakes.com) – A popular professional baker from Mumbai. She underwent culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu – one of the most prestigious institutions in London. She was conducting professional baking workshops and classes in India. She recently moved to London after marriage and is looking forward to start up her own baking studio in near future.