The Telegu ammai in me

The first time i guess we came to ‘south’ of India was around 1987. My father was posted in Assam those days. My mom carried a bottle of ghee, cubes of butter and some sugar in her hand bag , for her kids , especially for her protegé , my brother.  Little did she know…

Monsoon 2020 has officially arrived in India

Since this morning – so many things are happening which can be either called as coincidence or gosh …. Creepy. I woke up with my lady help coming back and reclaiming her job , albeit I kept her payment up-to-date till May end , ever since she came back from her native village (temple town…

Rainy Nights and Fried Chicken Sojourns

When you have craving for some spicy fried chicken, but online delivery shows exorbitant price , be #atmanirbhar and get your own fix. When I stepped in to the shop , another gentleman entered the shop from the right and before I could place my order he had already placed his order for the last…

Avrils food journee – the background and a note of gratitude

I have often been asked what is the reason for my blog or Instagram being called AvrilsFoodJournee – well after 3 years of successfully writing under this banner, I guess its time to reveal it. I guess the story dates to 1992 – I was visiting Bombay along with my grand-parents , parents and uncle….

CookingWithStars at CUR8 – Chef Chris Galvin

Last week I was very fortunate to attend a Master class event called CookingWithStars at Cur8 restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One. It was such a fabulous evening, where some of the finest food writers and food enthusiasts (including me) witnessed a very interesting session with the restaurateur and Michelin Star Chef Chris…

Mother’s Day 2019

Well, since my school days I am fond of the concept of ‘this day’ and ‘that day’, which is probably not so common in my side of the world. People argue “why do you need a specific day for someone?” , “When you are in any kind of relationship all days are the same and…

#cherrywalk in #brooklynbotanical garden

Last year I was discussing with my cousins about visiting them around April this year – the main aim was to see #sakura or #cherryblossom in the land of the rising sun. However, in the meantime , the US stay popped up and we stopped further discussion on that topic. End of Feb , R…