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Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

I'm Jyothi Varne from Bengaluru, India. I work in HR and this website is a result of my passion for food. 5 years ago I didn't know how to boil rice, hold a whisk or let alone use a DSLR! Practise, perfection and patience through the years are what has resulted in this humble blog site, which was a mere notebook  of recipe collection once. 

Some of my friends would find my fascination with flavours, ingredients and the yearning to try out things at home a little eccentric :) But I follow what my heart and mind desires. To me, food is more than something that fills you up when hungry. It's a memory, a celebration, my happy place, my therapy or escape from a mundane routine that all we Corporate coolies have created for ourselves. Most recipes here are from my mother's cooking, while the bakes are the experiments that I've learnt through professional coaching or derive from famous cookbooks. If I don't like it, I don't write about it :) Join me in my culinary journey, as I try, perfect, simplify and relish my home cuisine along with my love for baking.

Awards that I've won:
General Food Blog & Recipe Blog - 2015 & 2016 : FBAI Awards
Winner of Coastal Cuisine Contest - Archana's Kitchen
Winner of Lost Recipes from Ancestral Kitchen Contest - Archana's Kitchen
Winner of Plattershare & Licious World Health Week Contest - 2017
Nominated for IndiBlogger Awards 2017 under Food & Travel category
ProChef Hunt Winner 2019 - Hosted by Hamilton Beach India
RunnerUp Foodgram 2020 - Women's Web- Orange Flower Awards
Top 25 Home Bakers: Bengaluru by
Winner #FBAI Award - Instagram Food General and In Review - 2021
SilverSpoon Award - Excellence in Baking with Eggs - 2022
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