Three things inspire my life. Family & Friends. Food & Wine. Travel.
Peri’s Spice Ladle is born out of my love for food…all types, preferably cooked. I like experimenting with the versatility of Indian flavors to create dishes with a more global appeal. It’s easy to ‘spice-up’ just about any meat or vegetable with a few Indian touches.
In the 90s, India had a new culinary buzz word, ‘Fusion Cuisine’. Curries with pasta, green chili burgers, cilantro pesto, chicken tikka pizza…suddenly, Indian-inspired flavors were found in every cuisine. And it actually tasted fresh on the palate. With India’s globalization, the past two decades have seen a growth in this trend. There’s a reason for that…Indian food is healthful, delicious and rather addictive. Once hooked, its elements soon become pantry staples.
I am a proud native of cosmopolitan Mumbai in western India. Mumbai is a lot like New York and London: you have to keep an eye on your wallet at all times, there are tons of people (around 19 millions actually), a mixed bag of demographics, lots of culture and art, and my favorite: a smorgasbord of international and local cuisine options. It has a reputation for its famous street foods (many recipes on Peri’s Spice Ladle will be inspired by these flavors.)
At home, Mum cooked the most delicious Parsi-style meals (Indian food with a few Persian influences.) While Parsi-style Indian food was the norm at home, Dad had just one food rule (who am I kidding, he had many rules but we like this one) – ‘When we travel, we eat the local cuisine offered by that city.’ My sisters and I carry that sentiment true to this day.
My 10 years in the hospitality industry working for the finest luxury hotel chain in India sent me on many ‘food and beverage adventures’ through Asia and Europe. Exploring various cuisines of the world became a passion while still retaining a love for Indian food. Now living in America, my husband and I promote our versatile cuisine to friends and community through exposure to Indian-inspired dishes. If you are looking for newer and healthier food options to match your healthy lifestyle: the answer lies in Indian food.
As a freelance writer based in America, I like to use my personal and professional experience growing up in India to write pieces on food & wine, travel and anything that lies in between. Contact me for well written articles, unique Indian-inspired recipes, and guest blogs on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Spice Ladle aims to be the magical wand that adds Indian-inspired flavors to our everyday favorites and tweaks Indian classics for a more global appeal.
Enjoy this culinary ride.