1. About Me :
I was born and bought up in Palani, Dindugal District, Tamil Nadu. I did my under graduation and post graduation degrees (in Physics) also in Palani only. I also have a PGDITM from REC, Trichy. I worked as a Higher-Secondary School Teacher and then later as a Lecturer in a College. I have also completed my M.Phil after my marriage. After Marriage, I have lived in different cities in India and also in Singapore.
2. About My Blog:
I have always been interested in Cooking. My Husband suggested me to start a Food Blog to keep me engaged. I started blogging in a simple way from July 2010. But the response from the fellow bloggers inspired me to put lot of effort into my blog. But I had to take a two year break due to becoming a mother. Now, I am back in action and have become more active than ever.
The Theme of my blog is Re-imagining Traditional Tamil Food in today's world. I also venture into North Indian and Western Food recipes occasionally. My original inspiration and source for the recipes are my mother and grandmother who are excellent cooks.
I am always on the lookout for interesting recipes from TV, Newspaper and other food blogs. When a Recipe interests me, I try it myself and if it really worked for me, I post the recipe in my blog so that others also can try.
When I posted Kolam designs, it was unique idea at that time and there was a very good interest from the audience. So I occasionally post my Kolam designs as well.
3. Why Kurinjikathambam?
I wanted to give tamil title to suit my blog theme. I selected "Kurinji" because it is a Rare flower associated with Tamilnadu, and is abundant in Kodaikanal which is near Palani, my native place. I added "Kathambam" to means assorted or mixture - of Tamil, Indian and Western foods, kolams, painting, crafts and all my interests.
4. Food Photography
During the First Phase of my blog, I had used only a Point-n-Shoot camera. I was inspired by my fellow bloggers to learn Food Photography with DSLR cameras. I am now learning to shoot with a DSLR camera and other Photography related techniques.
5. What Next?
My Food Blog has kindled a new interest in me - to start a unique food joint / restaurant sometime in future. It will have a unique collection of modern - traditional Tamil / Indian recipes. I am looking forward to that future eagerly.
6. For Communication
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