One never knows how the dynamics and mechanics of a group will function. It’s an intricate matter bringing 12 people together, each from different parts of the world, with different personalities, characters and desires. The drive has to flow in positive directions and the synergy between the group must be cohesive and interactive. It is one of the things that keeps us, as instructors of the Plate to Page workshop, always on our toes.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
My parents were anxious and zealous to instill the values and cultures of our Indian traditions and roots to their two children, who spent their entire lives living outside of the homeland. As young and new parents of a first-born girl, they decided never to force the rituals on me. Both my brother and I were given plenty of room to grow and develop our personalities without being harangued to live by very conservative rules.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
There are some big dates and events in the calendar that one always looks forward to in the year. You know the ones. You can count on the highlight every year: the child’s Birthday party knowing that there will be plenty of chocolate cake, summer vacation promising a few weeks of relaxation or Christmas when you look forward to the baubles, sparkles and family fun.
In my calendar I have added the Dubai Workshop to one such annual highlight .
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Today I leave you with a few moving pictures as I pack my bags and head towards Ireland for the Plate to Page Workshop.
This fantastic video brings back great memories of the Weimar Food Styling and Photography Workshop, which Sandy and I gave in March this year. It gives a small insight of what happens at one of these workshops. They are always packed with a powerful energy, a lot of fun and so much creativity ... oh and of course incredibly good food. I so enjoy meeting the participants who are always eager to soak up new material and work hard over the workshop days - such gorgeous people who often leave as friends.
A massive thank you to the very talented Sebastian Neumann who shot, edited and created this video for us! Also a huge thank you to my partner, the lovely Sandy for doing this with me. We had laughs, frustrations and many memorable moments!
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Funny how one week can differ so drastically from another and the days are a constant roller coaster ride filled with barrel rolls, boomerangs and catapults. On the positive days it is often enthralling but on those dark and negative calibrated days this is emotionally draining. On these days all you really want is come home, run a hot bath to drown out the emotional and mental noise and look forward to a comforting meal, maybe even at having a good bitch with the partner!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
“Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk” - Michael Pollan, Rule 36
I instantly cringe as I remember eating bowls of Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms as a growing child all those years ago. Although my mum was particular about our meals and paid attention to eating well and healthy, somehow this did not apply to breakfast. Growing up in the early 80s we were subjected to the common, popular TV commercials - bright, gaudy and colorful. The cereal commercials always had my brother and I proverbially eating out of their bowls. My mother, usually strict and alert, snapped, crackled and popped with our selection of breakfast cereals.