Born in one place, brought up in another and since then been to many places in pursuit of work ,life, happiness or whatever. With each passing year my restless mind flames the passion for traveling in me. For me traveling is not just visiting places of interest but to explore and understand the new culture, the people through its art, heritage, history, archeology, food, crafts and so many things one can relate to.
Sometimes a hugely popular touristy place fails to inspire but you find solace in a non-descript place. Nature presents itself in its so many myriad forms and shapes and as they say beauty lies in the eyes of beholder ! Perhaps that is the reason I like silent beaches more where you can sit for hours and converse with the waves. Lonesomeness is then what you enjoys most and heart sings to the tune of “ kahin door jab din dhal jaaye…” as you sit watching the sun setting in the horizon.
Life throws you out from one dream sequence to another and one fine morning I find myself standing near the imposing Howrah bridge with my baggage. Yes I have arrived at the gastronomical capital of the country – Kolkata. A new world of multi-cuisine slowly unfolds before me and as I sailing through one cuisine to another, chasing down the streets of the city, the passion for food slowly born in me.
Thus out of this two passion bloom saffronstreaks – a food and travel blog where I am sharing my culinary experiences and travelogues with bit of musings thrown here and there in good measure.
(Some of you may have asked )why saffronstreaks because I love the color, its richness inspire me. I love the evening sky when it is painted in saffron and hues of orange, red and blue. Sometimes a more prominent purplish streak entwined saffron in its shadows and together they perform a musical saga in the sky as the sun sets in the western horizon. Purple and saffron has a long and intricate relationships defined by the nature as the flower of the saffron is purple in color.
And when you hand-picked those beautiful threads of saffron and dissolve in fresh and pure milk, it leaves behind beautiful streaks – a streak of rich flavor and great taste. Followed by interesting food stories, monologues or travelogues, tempting visuals, unknown food destinations and many more….
Come and explore an epicurean’s world.
Bon appetite !
Bon voyage !