Welcome to my world of love and food!
I am not a trained chef, but here I stand. My background is in furniture design. For as long as I can remember I have always chosen to surround myself with friends and food. I’d offer to whip up the occasional sandwich with whatever I happened to have in my pantry, but nothing fancy!!
Five years ago, a switch flipped when I lost someone very dear to me. The ensuing feelings of anger and loss weighed more heavily on me than I anticipated. In order to distract myself from the grief, I started cooking and found myself completely immersed in the process.
Cooking, especially amongst my friends, became somewhat of a ceremony for me. I realized I could channel my loss into something positive. The kitchen became my sanctuary and it quickly became evident that I needed to share my culinary discoveries with loved ones, and eventually with all of you.
My first official adventure as a chef was experimenting with a relish recipe I had from my family friends. I began by researching the many benefits of medicinal herbs and spices, tinkering with the ingredients until I had something both mentally and physically curative: a creation I was truly proud of on so many levels. Sweet, spicy, and packed with nourishing components, the resulting product turned out to be the perfect addition to my kitchen. Turns out my friends thought so too. The feedback was so enthusiastic from so many that I made another batch, and another…
The praise I received was overwhelming and encouraging. What began as a therapeutic culinary adventure morphed into a passion, and eventually into this distinctive and delicious Relish that I have decided to offer not only my friends, but to all of you. Thank you for supporting my journey and to so many of you who encouraged my potential as a “real chef” along the way. I couldn’t be more excited to present the official launch of my burgeoning relish collection, Relish the Love – get it?
I truly believe cooking and eating should be about playfulness and fun, and that’s what this is all about. From the colorful, Bollywood-inspired packaging to the vibrant flavors contained within, Relish the Love is a celebration of love and life!
If you’ve already tried my relish, I’d love to hear from you. For those who haven’t, please do try Bombay to Goa or email me for a sample.