Hi, I’m Beatrix, photographer, owner of a travel company, collector of rare spices and mother of a baby boy. I grew up in a little bavarian village close to the Alps. Early on the village felt too small and I went out to explore the world. After countless journeys I live now in India, together with my Bengali husband and our son.
WHY A BLOG ?
As for many others it was my grandmother who sparked my interest in good food and cooking. She was born 1922 in small Czech village and in another century she might have been able to make a career in another field, but with limited possibilities she put all her passion into cooking and baking. My siblings and me never ate anything as good as her food and we will always remember her love, Dukatenbuchteln and Apricot Dumplings.
I already loved cooking as a child, but when I moved to India almost 10 years ago my interest intensified. A whole new world of tastes, spices and methods opened up and it often felt easier to connect to the foreign culture through food than in other areas and the kitchen somehow offered a space were I could freely experiment with the different culture. I explored and experimented more and more and over time countless recipes, spices and cookbooks accumulated. To find an outlet for my passion I started to write this blog.
WHAT WE EAT
I was a vegetarian for many years and prefer to use vegetables as a main and animal products more in a supportive role. But I also don’t say no to a good goulash or mutton biryani (otherwise I would have stayed vegetarian, I guess). In our daily life we mainly cook fresh, simple (Indian) food, but of course I also incorporate many dishes and tastes of my origin. I love ginger beer and as a german I obviously miss my “Apfelschorle”, so I also became quite passionate about creating recipes for (alcohol free) drinks with the ingredients available here.