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TLZ Weimar 30.10,09 

Last week, when I received a call from the Chief Editor of our regional newspaper, the TLZ, I was fairly stumped to say the least. Stumped but also very pleased. My blog has been picking up a bit of attention in the German news lately and it’s helped me land quite a few contract jobs and other interesting projects which are in the pipeline. However, a face to face interview is a first for me.

Thorsten Büker and I met on Thursday morning and we had a lovely and easy chat about how I came around to blogging. Thorsten is an easy-going person who made me feel comfortable the instant we met. Over coffee I told him all about how I combined my two passions – photography and food – into one hobby back in 2006 and how things just rolled on like a rollercoaster from then.

We chatted about my family, my background, how I came to Germany and about Indian food – how it plays a big role on my blog and how the Bollywood Cooking series gives a deeper insight into traditional home-cooked Indian food. I told him it’s so different to what one eats in restaurants, especially here in Germany.

We talked about photography and what it means to me. It’s more than just taking pictures, it’s become a mode of expression for me. Through my eyes I am able to reach out and touch a deeper part of my readers and hopefully get them to “experience their senses”. Still however, I am always amazed every time some one compliments my pictures. 

I told him how this little space has opened all kinds of doors for me that I would not have imagined walking through four years ago. Writing assignments for magazines, photography jobs for varies Clients and selling my photos and recipes to renowned companies have become a part of life now.    

Thorsten then asked me what my dream would be: To meet some of the fantastic friends I have made through blogging over the past three and a half years ago – was my answer. I mentioned a few names of bloggers I have come to love, admire and who inspire me. However, it seemed Thorsten could only remember one of them – Souvlaki for the Soul and mentioned Peter’s lovely blog in the article. 

So, I’ll just make my mentions of those people I have come to respect, love and admire right here:

Saffron & Blueberry
Lucullian Delights
Indian Food Rocks
Passionate About Baking
Life's a Feast
Cream Puffs in Venice
Cooksister
Cannelle et  Vanille
Tasty Palettes
La Tartine Gourmande

The list is longer – and space is too short. Each one has played a special role in my blogging life over the past few years. Be it a source of inspiration, learning new techniques and styling secrets or simply activating twin powers or motivation and friendship – blogging has really helped me grow a little more.

The entire article was on the title page of the Weimar section and can also be read online on the TLZ website. I know many are eagerly awaiting this article with their German dictionaries by their side. I have also uploaded a PDF version of the article as it was printed here.

That same evening a photographer from the paper came home to take pictures of me in my kitchen and studio. Trust me it’s hard work being in front of the camera and I really prefer my place behind it.

My media page offers a selection of various press mentions, awards and assignments What’s For Lunch, Honey? has received over the years. 

Thanks to all my loyal readers – all who add a little spice to this blog and bring it to life.

Hugs! 


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74 comments:

  1. Wonderful to hear about your achievement. And thanks so much for the mention here!

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  2. Happy to hear and see you wonderful smiling picture .
    Congragulations.

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  3. Awww, I'm totally verklempt. But Twin Powers Activate rocks! And I'm so proud of you!! (even though I knew you'd been all over the media from the media page and everything). You look gorgeous and as soon as I can I'm sitting down with the Langenscheidt and going through it.

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  4. Congratulations! Knew you could come through it just fine. :)
    The only problem is no dictionary. :(

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  5. Oh sweet Meeta, thank you so much. I am very proud of you! That article just makes me wish I had picked up more German during my 6 (!!) years of it, as it is now all I remember is uberschall-geschwindichkeit and es riecht nach seife.

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  6. Congratulations Meeta!! :)) You look great in the pic btw.. :)

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  7. see, knew you'd do just fine. Congrats dear Meeta. But my German does not go beyond 'guten tag' and 'guten morgan' :-(

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  8. Meeta, you so deserve all the good - no, great things that have come your way thanks to your fabulous blog, the incredible food and the stunning photography. I am so touched you thought of me and I return the compliment, you are a wonderful friend, a great help, a support and an inspiring woman. Thank you!

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  9. Congratulations Mereta..thats a great milestone..i have been doing rounds of the publishers for my travel articles, but the publishers coming to you...thats truly an achievement!!

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  10. meeta, i also wanted some help on photo graphy...will mail u

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  11. Congratulations! That's a great achievement & I hope it continues to open a doors for you! :-)

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  12. I simply love the picture of you accompanying the article.

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  13. You are so talented and a great mother. Your recipes and photos deserve to be published. Hope someone discovers you soon...

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  14. Congrats on the article. I guess my German aren't that rusty after all when I can read and understand the title. ;) U r very pretty. :)

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS Meeta!!! I wish I could read German though :(

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  16. Congrats Meeta.I've been an avid admirer of your blog for a sometime now!! You truly deserve it..

    Love,
    Meghna

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  17. Oh! Meeta! So happy for you. You so totally deserve it! Your work is just magnificent, & had been a great inspiration for me many others. Congratulations!

    only wish i could read German.

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  18. Congratulations Meeta, it's most deserved. Wish I could read the article.

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  19. Congrats,Meeta!That is huge and you look pretty in the pic:)

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  20. Good for you - you truly deserve it. Congratulations !

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  21. Congrats Dear meeta, love your pic in the kitchen

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  22. Meeta, a a hearty congratulations to you and to the blog.

    May many opportunities abound for you!

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  23. Wow, how cool is that! Congrats dear Meeta, all this glory and fame is so well deserved! Love that pic, it shows how happy you are in the kitchen! :)
    You should put up a translated version of that article for us.

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  24. Oh Meeta, that's so cool! And what a great picture. You certainly deserve the recognition :) And I agree - the best thing about blogging is the wonderful people I've "met" - like you! Thanks very much for the lovely mention :)

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  25. How wonderful Meeta! It must be so cool to have a newspaper write an entire article about you! Wow... Congratulations! Well deserved I would say!

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  26. Awesome!It would be great if you could give us teh translated version of it :)

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  27. Meeta, Congratulations dear. I am so happy for you that I have no words to explain beyond Congrats and Great Job! Have a Great time celebrating this great moment.......Hugs!

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  28. Congratulations -- what a wonderful celebration of your lovely blog.

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  29. Congratulations Meeta! This is wonderful news...your genuine style really shines through, especially in your beautiful pictures! thanks for the shout out!

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  30. Congratulations Meeta !!! Truly deserving, wish you loads of success in future

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  31. oh i m so happy for you meeta!!!!!! thats truly an achievement!!!!!!lovely photo of urs....if only u could translate the article sometime! would love to read whats written there!!!

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  32. oh i'm so happy Meeta dear. you look lovely as always... feel very proud of you:) you have a lovely kitchen (do we call that a studio?).. glad to get a glimpse of it in the picture:)

    Latha

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  33. Congratulations, Meeta ... the accolades are well-deserved! And a beautiful photo of you in your kitchen!!

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  34. Congratulations! I'm proud of you and your achievements. I love your blog, and the careful consideration you give to each dish in your descriptions, stories, and photography. Keep up the good work!

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  35. Well deserved. Great job with your blog Meeta. I enjoy your blog and follow your work regularly.

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  36. Congrats Meeta ! Well done.

    --Sara (A fan)

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  37. Congratulations Meeta !! Its awesome that you have been mentioned and truly well deserved. Hugs and wishing many such events cross your path !!

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  38. Congratulations Meeta !! Way to go!!

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  39. Congratulations Meeta..Wish you have many more of such proud and happy moments:)

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  40. Awesome! Congrats on the wonderful-sounding article!

    Paz

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  41. Congratulations Meeta.. Very Happy to hear abt it...
    BTW.. Just wanted to let you know.. , your blog is one among my favourite blogs.. and I always look forward to visit ...
    I jsut love your blog.. ur header , format ... :)

    Do sneak a peek in my blog when time permits. I am fairly a new blogger.. Do leave your valuable comments too

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  42. Hey it's you!!! :) Congratulations Meeta!

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  43. Oh! I'm getting all choked up here! First of all I'm so happy for you. You look ADORABLE in that picture!!! And believe me, you have been as much an influence for me as the other way around. All my love!

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  44. oh my goodness! thank you all so much for all these incredible comments and so many well wishes. you've all rubbed my ego in the right direction and i feel humbly honored on having such grand readers and friends here.

    you all rock!

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  45. Congratulations Meeta. That's happy news!

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  46. YAY Meeta...celebrity blogger!! Just so brilliant. Proud of you...and HOW!! Gorgeous picture too. You're all over the paper...YAY!!

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  47. Glückwunsch zu dem großartigen Artikel und viel Erfolg für die Zukunft Meeta...

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  48. That's great news Meeta...congratulations once again!

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  49. Congratulations Meeta, thats really wonderful to have an interview in the news paper.

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  50. Congrats Meeta! It's lot of inspiration for young bloggers like me. Way to go! God bless :-)

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  51. You should blog a post on how to take a decent food picture? How to set up a small studio at home? with pictures of ur studio. Photo editing et al. It would be of great help to many of us :-)

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  52. Congratulations Meeta! Wish you more and more success

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  53. :) that's awesome.
    I'm following your blog for quite a while already and really like it. I'm living in germany too, so I was wondering how much recognition you got from the "home base" :)
    weimar is a beautiful place.

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  54. YAY Meeta this is fantastic! Congratulations - well deserved indeed. :)

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  55. How exciting for you! You look great in the photo too!

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  56. So very happy for you! Congratulations!

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  57. congrats Meeta! I love the pic, you look super cute in it :)

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  58. Good show, Meeta! Well deserved! Congrats!

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  59. congrats, u r an inspiration. i love ur posts esp. your photographs. Now a tutorial for newbies like me is due on you.

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  60. congrats, u r an inspiration. i love ur posts esp. your photographs. Now a tutorial for newbies like me is due on you.

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  61. once again thank you all so much for all your well wishes and motivation. i did summarize the main jist of the article in the post and hopefully when i get some time can translate all of it.

    as for tutorials: i hate doing those because in my opinion one really needs to be an expert to give others advice and teach them. as i believe that i am still learning myself it's not justifiable for me to give tutorials. but i will always give a few tips and tricks on photography and food styling at some point.

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  62. You're a Celebrity!! And I Know You!!! I KNOW A CELEBRITY!!! So proud of you Meeta!! Well done!!

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

Hugs
Meeta