I’m Devz, a food lover from Delhi, India; currently making myself at home in sunny California.
Being born in an Indian household can be quite distracting if you are anything like me. Indian kitchens are always busy, churning out a different menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, only interrupted by the occasional tea and snack breaks.
As a child, I remember circling my mother and my grandmother in the kitchen like a relentless puppy, while they cooked. The strong aromas that accompanied my grandmother’s slow cooking had some kind of magical pull over me. Those were my first cooking lessons, and the first warning signs of my obsession, and since then things have only gotten worse. 😛
Growing up, my grandmother would always say, “Empty stomachs make much noise.” What she meant was that an irritated-whiney person is often just a hungry person. Over the years I watched her fix bad moods, long faces, horrible days, Monday blues, teary faces and boo boos by simply dashing into the kitchen and whipping up something unexpected. She could restore the peace of the entire house with one quick recipe and have everyone sitting around the table laughing. I’m convinced of my grandmother’s magical powers. She might as well be wielding a wand instead of a spatula. Hence, my belief that good food can cure just about anything.
Being 8000 miles away from home, this is my attempt to recreate the warmth of my grandmother’s kitchen and to demystify the world of Indian Cuisine, and open doors for some delectable fusion food along the way.
‘The Savorist’ is all about getting nostalgic and sharing stories of triumphs, defeats, and all the little wins in between; of things forgotten; memories unearthed and lessons learned, over some delectable food made with love and care. It’s about making lemon tarts out of all the lemons life throws at you and savoring them. Of course, if you’re too lazy to make lemon tarts, it never hurts to bring out the tequila. 😉
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