About Myself


What are your interests or hobbies? What are you passionate about?

Eating!! Cooking, Cycling and Traveling

What is your favorite type of food/cuisine?

Stuff with spices (not chilies!), colour and interesting textures … Moroccan / Bengali / Kashmiri /Kerala / Malaysian

What is your favorite food memory? Please provide an anecdote.

Cooking and eating a gourmet meal while camping by myself in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. After stuffing myself on some wonderful chicken jambalaya, I cleared up and left the bones and rubbish in a neat bag outside my tent. At night, I heard crunching sounds and

peeped outside to see 2 yellow eyes staring at me and rummaging through the leftovers. It was a hyena! Thankfully the hyena also thought the chicken leftovers were better tasting than me and focused on eating that – than me!!

Also – licking the bowl clean after my mum had made the best ever home-made biscuits.

From whom did you learn to cook? Or, what is the best party you have ever attended or thrown?

Learnt how to cook from cook books … influenced by Jamie Oliver, Keith Floyd and my wife Gautami.

Which charity, if any, do you support?

Asha for Education

Is there anything else you want our Foodies to know about you?

Cycle … Eat … Re-cycle!

Adarsh Parekh