First of all thank you for taking interest to know about me. I would like to let you know how my passion for cooking started. Right from my childhood, I love to explore different kinds of food. I would watch many cookery shows on television and write down recipes from various magazines. I would treasure those recipes. I would often think…when there are hundreds of varieties of dosas around, why do I have to stick around with the same Masala Dosa or Paper Roast Dosa? Though I had lot of interest for cooking, my place of stay during my Engineering studies and work did not permit me to learn cooking. Also, I should admit that I tried my hands on my other interests.
When I got married and prepared to leave Boston, the first thing that went into my suitcase were my recipe books. Everyday, I would try out new recipes. During my first year of my marriage, I would never repeat the recipes which means I tried out something new for lunch as well as dinner. With my husband and family’s support, I completed MS and MBA.
During my studies, my interest for cooking never came down, but only thing is that I did not find time for cooking. Once I was done with my studies, I should say I started learning to cook rather than just trying out new recipes. The potlucks, friends and family’s visits, travel, and eat outs at restaurants helped me to become a better cook. I should admit that when I had surprise guests, I would panic though I love having guests at home. Gradually, I learned to cook and my husband would be my devil’s advocate. Day by day, my cooking improved and likewise, my husband’s feedback also improved.
My interest for International cooking developed at its peak in recent years. We did not find good Indian restaurants near our place so we would go to Italian, Ethiopian, Cambodian, Thai, Chinese, American and Mexican restaurants etc. If we liked any food, I would come home and look for the recipe in Internet and try it out. I would then bookmark it on my laptop. Right from my college days, I longed to treasure my recipe collection at one place. Few months after my daughter was born, I initially started to blog under the same name Nithyascorner. Within few months, I had good response. Then, my husband and brother motivated me to start my own website.
From being an avid learner, I have transformed to a good cook but would not call me an expert or chef. All the recipes in my website are recipes that I learned from eminent chefs, magazines, and also from my family and friends. Sometimes, I do make mistakes like adding more salt and chilli powder. Though there is a saying that practice makes a man perfect, in cooking, I feel nobody can be perfect. To become a lovable cook, I believe I should love food, cook WITH love rather than FOR love.