Geography of Food? You must be thinking what kind of weird name is it?
Well, it has a long background story, but I am not going to bore you with all the details. Instead, I am sharing why I start this blog that sounds like a chapter from your Geography book.
Geography of Food is a dream that I carried for last several years. I am a mom to a six years old kid and a work from home mom. I teach SEO and affiliate marketing online. I read a lot. A lot means average two books a week.
Apart from it, I advocate and follow plant-based lifestyle that encourages eating plant-based food whether you are non-vegetarian, vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan. However, what interests me as a Geographer (I studied Geography and taught in College) is how our surroundings determine what we eat.
And that is what Geography of Food is all about! It is about the ‘how’, ‘why’, ‘what’ behind our food. The blog would showcase the plant-based food I cook for my family of three as well as some sneak peek to our sustainable life.
But the most intriguing part of the blog would be when I explore the culinary history of a particular food ingredient and how it became staple in an Indian kitchen.
I intend to keep this blog as a journal to bring back the joy of writing. There may be several posts a week, but you can have the weekly gist of it in your inbox by subscribing to the weekly recipe letter.
I am planning to send the best plant-based recipe of the week that is super easy to cook, uses minimal ingredients and dirties minimal pots in your inbox every week!
Before I wind up this welcome post, let me share the three sections of the blog in a detailed way:
Plant based recipes
I will share plant-based foods that focuses primarily on plants. it includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans.
does it mean I will share only veg recipes?
No. Plant-based diet doesn’t mean you can not eat meat or fish or eggs. It means eating more plant-based food consciously whether you are vegetarian, non-vegetarian or vegan.
My weekly newsletter will share the recipe of the week that is yummy and super easy to cook within a less amount of time. You can sign up here-
Culinary History and Geography
I love exploring the backstory of a commonly found item. It can be the legume we are eating or the potatoes which are integral part of our kitchen. I love to explore their story and share it with all of you.
I can bet you are going to have an amazing time reading about the food ingredients that are common in our kitchen.
Grow Your Own Food (GYOF)
We as a family, love to grow our own food. My mom and my mom-in-law, both are avid natural food growers. But the trophy goes to mom-in-law as she grows mustards, pulses, legumes, rice, fruits and all the seasonal vegetables.
We live far from her but whenever we go home, she makes sure our car is full of all kinds of homegrown items. Can you believe she sent 5 types of rice when we return to our place after the Christmas holiday!
The Corona pandemic has really shown us the importance of growing our own food. So, I am going to document everything we do to grow our own food.
I can tell you Geography of Food is going to be an awesome food blog. If you want to join me in this journey as I explore and grow food and share recipes, do subscribe and support me.
Let’s know our foods better and cook better!