Do you know why this guy is happy? He just got a blog award!
Actually it was me that got it. And I got two…from my lovely blogger friends.
The WordPress family award from Chef Divya from Divya’s Indian Cookbook. She has lovely homey recipes, each one of which I want to try. You must check out her blog. Thank you chef! Here is a chef’s hat for you to show my gratitude.
And a Sunshine award from Apsara of Eating Well Diary. Her focus is vegetarian food. With each recipe she has an eye to its nutritional properties. A true Apsara! Here is a traditional Cambodian Apsara dance for your enjoyment Apsara!
Then, I get to display these proudly on my blog….
I am supposed to answer 10 questions…
1. Why did you start blogging?
I cook a lot and experiment a lot and I thought putting things on a blog would help me remember what I did last. It hasn’t.
2. Sweet or savory?
For food, people, experiences, travels, books and children: savory. For music: sweet.
3. If you were to go on any reality TV programme, what would it be and why?
The Apprentice, so that I could be fired personally by Donald Trump. No wait — it is because that is the only reality tv show I ever watched.
4. What was the last thing you Googled?
5. Night out or night in?
Depends on who with.
6. What has been your favorite blog post to write?
The one that is yet to come. It will blow your mind. Hold on to your hats.
7. What is the one thing you never leave home without?
My heart. I have heard songs like ‘I left my heart in San Francisco’ and I can’t imagine a worse fate. Even though I live there.
8. Where would you most like to travel to?
The Amazon rainforest.
9. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To be a fly on any wall I choose, spy on people’s lives, then write stories about them.
10. What can we expect to find on your blog in the future?
There, that’s taken care of. Now to pass on the award to my fellow-bloggers…how exciting! In no particular order:
1. Kitchen Counter Culture. Annie has an interest in fermentation like me. Maybe some day we will have a transcontinental collaboration and lob microbes at each other across the ocean. She writes often about the politics surrounding food. This is important.
2. Creative Cravings. Ramya pays attention to ingredients and shares that knowledge. This is important too.
3. Mohabhoj: The author dispenses with the traditional recipe format in favor of descriptions. And to be honest, who always needs recipes? Sometimes all you need is an idea.
4. Feeding the Sonis. Sanjana has an entertaining style, and oh yes, recipes too.
5. Yummy Mummy’s Kitchen. Ostensibly a food blog, the author tells stories about her life that I enjoy reading.
6. Sham’s Kitchen. Home-based South Indian cuisine. Northern too. If I could make everything on her blog I would be an expert.
7. Vegetarian Nirvana. I like her sense of style in her photographs. I could learn from that since I sorely lack any.
8. 1861: A blog in the true sense of the word…a log of events and thoughts on the web. About food.
9. The Garden Pond Blog. No, not about food. But we have a garden pond and I found it useful.
As for which award goes to which blogger…both go to all. How persnickety do you think I am?