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Archive for April, 2009

Rome Uncensored

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of swapping a wet and miserable Amsterdam for some much needed sun in Rome. It was in fact my second visit in three years – it’s actually just settling in that I’ve been there twice now! It was the one destination I vowed myself to visit when I was just 16. I have to admit my romance with the city stemmed from E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View, which awoke in me a passion for life, plus I saw something of myself in Lucy… It is afterall a story that reveals the repressed culture of Edwardian England…not that far off from the Pakistani culture in which I was raised.

So I was in Rome less than three weeks ago, with my partner in travel to keep me company. I had the whole trip planned out, complete with daily itineraries, places to visit, eat, drink and chill. The first time I went, I walked everywhere and sadly didn’t have much luck with food, mostly because I didn’t stop in the right places, neighborhood or choose the right dishes. But this time I made sure to do my homework well in advance. Read the rest of this entry »


First Post

Hello world!

I have finally joined the world of blogging, and couldn’t think of anything better to write about, other than my very own love-affair with food. What can I say? I just love good food! And it all began during my infant days apparently when a tandoori chicken drumstick was handed to me at the tender age of six months. Needless to say it was love at first taste.

But it’s not always just about the taste… It is after-all the reason we live, so why shouldn’t it take to stage in the theatre that is life? In the proceeding posts I will reveal secrets about my relationship and experiences with food, and the knowledge that has come with it. Plus lots of great recipes from my immediate ancestors, and those from around the world.

Stay tuned for a culinary adventure like you’ve never experienced before!