May Peace Be Upon You.
My name is EatsMeetsWest (you can call me EMW for short :) ), and welcome to my new food blog! As you can see, this website is still in the works. But InshaaAllah in the near future, you’ll see me learning about the amazing food that pops out of different parts of the world. InshaaAllah, I hope some of you will choose to join me in this fun, thrilling and satisfying escapade as well, because then we’ll make this an experience we can all share :D
Speaking of sharing, I am a 2nd-generation Indian-Muslim living in Canada, and I’ve had my fair share of Canadian yums along with Gujarati goodness at home. However, as much as I love to eat the fine food that my city Toronto has to offer and that my mom can cook for my family, let me be honest here – I can’t really cook anything all by myself (!). And that may come to be a bit of a problem, because I have no idea what I’ll do if I’d ever have to feed someone other than myself (I mean of course, I don’t mind eating chocolate chip cookies all day long).
So, I want to learn some culinary techniques and skills needed to cook great food not just for myself, but for others too. I don’t want to have to give up Canadian favourites in order for me to learn to cook Indian food, and vice versa, you get my drift? So my strategy is to simply learn as much about food, as best as I can :)
I want to use this blog as platform to document my trek, so that InshaaAllah, I one day end up being able to cook confidently and smartly in the kitchen (for once!). But this journey doesn’t just include me! Nosirree, if you think you’re part of the bandwagon here – whether you want to learn about the different grubs of the world or you just need to sharpen your, ahem, “cooking skills” – then by all means, jump in with me! As fellow students in the same cooking class (so to speak), we can together learn what it means to eat and cook the globe :)
I’m still planning as to how I’ll go about doing this, but hopefully I’ll post some little list of what I’d like to do and how you, too, can perhaps go about conquer your own goals. At the end of the day, all I want to do is gain the know-how of cooking without a recipe and instead, to cook from the heart – (and who said you couldn’t learn a little about eating good food along the way? ;) ). In the end, the point is to help others learn to be savvy in the kitchen, and to help myself learn to cook well too :)
So stick around!
We’re just getting started :D
And May Peace Be Upon You.