Three weeks ago the very beautiful Karishma Walia suggested that I review her blog . I did tell her that I would do this asap but then in my defense for the past three weeks I have been between three cities with a lot of luggage.
Soulfoood is a blog about food, and tidbits for the soul. The landing page has a cute photoshopped blog-cover-art –
There are two main sections to the blog – Recipes and Soul Search . The food to eat section has very concise recipes for appetizers, quick meals, mains and desserts. Miss Walia writes her recipes in a short crisp easy to understand manner, there is no pointless detailing of the procedure. She makes cooking look very easy.
The Soul Search section explores topics which occupy our mind when we are busy living our daily lives. Quite recently she has written about a topic so common – something which we women are so used to , that we do not even question it any longer, we have accepted it but the question needs to be raised – why do Indian men stare so much .
Miss Walia talks about food and stuff that matters. She began working on Soulfoood two years ago when in the middle of chaos of a hectic life she re-discovered her passion for cooking. A child, a lovely son brought to her joy untold and happiness is clearly visible in her letters to her son and other posts in which she writes about motherhood – its joys and its not-so-joyous-sides.
I think you should definitely try some of her recipes, they are quite interesting. Soulfoood as a blog is both personal and professional at the same time. It talks about food and then it talks about love and other things will add meaning to life. And it has around 7000 followers, so yes, Soulfoood does strike a chord with everyone and this is great noting that Miss Walia wants the blog to be more than a form of self-expression now. She wants Soulfoood to extend itself to its local community and be a part of ideas that it’s fundamentally based on – food and positive thoughts. I cannot envision how the local community bit is going to work out but I can certainly suggest something for the virtual community.
Since the idea is so good – about food, love, meaning and life, what follower bloggers and the rest of us virtual denizens can do is contribute to the blog. Contributions could be in the form our own special personal recipes – not the standard ones but the typical ones – is there a food which you and your lover make at two in the night, is there a special recipe you cook with love only for your child , do you have a secret ingredient to be put in all your cooked dishes, is there a particular way that you make your pasta which makes it taste so darn good?
Personal recipes from all over the world in a little section of all this blog with pictures and little personal special stories could be a great addition to this platform. And also a good social experiment to tell us – we are all not so different after all.