I am Suguna Vinodh. They call me Kannamma at my home. I spent most of my childhood and college years in a small humble town in Coimbatore called Pappanaicken Palayam. My dad taught me how to cook. He had a job that involved lot of traveling. So whenever he was home, he would cook something exotic now and then. He would sit down on the floor with his cutting board and an old rustic iron knife and start chopping away. I would sit next to him and watch him in awe as to how nicely and precisely one can cut onions. I first started sauteing things for him in the kitchen. I loved to cook. I loved to eat. That’s how it all started.
After graduating, I worked in the banking industry for almost a decade. I took a break after my son was born and I never wanted to return to working a 9-6 job again. We lived for a good time in the USA and that is when I fell in love with baking. I wanted to bake for a living. I apprenticed at a lovely bakery in San Diego for some time. Its hard work, its fun and it smells so good throughout the day.
We moved back to India in 2014. After a couple of years in Bangalore, we moved to Hong Kong in 2016. I currently live with my husband Vinodh and son Vedant in Hong Kong. I love to cook with fresh and seasonal ingredients. I am an ardent fan of Julia child and Jacques Pepin. I started this blog to record all our fantastic food adventures. The pleasures of the table are one of the most divine and highest ranked of them all. I fell in love with Julia child watching her shows in PBS. Picked up baking seriously and I am very passionate about all things baked.
“There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry- architecture being perhaps the least banal derivative of the latter.”
– Julia Child – My life in France
Hope you like the recipes you find here. I will be thrilled to hear from you. Let me know if you like the recipes.