Sunday, November 08, 2009

First Day in Bloggerland

Finally I've taken my first few steps in Bloggerland. And already it feels a lot like home. I think to myself, "Cynthia, old girl, what took you so long?"

My discovery of Bloggerland was more a matter of serendipity. Little Lucy in The Chronicles of Narnia, an immensely likeable book by CS Lewis, and little Alice of Alice in Wonderland fame would be familiar with my experience. I don't remember the name of the recipe that led me to my first blog. What I do remember is that browsing through that first blog, Nupur's One Hot Stove, was an amazing experience, setting me off on an amazing journey of discovery. It was like being let loose in Ali Baba's cave.

This blog then introduced me to a host of other blogs such as Indira's Mahanandi, Sia's Monsoon Spice and Meena's Hooked on Heat. Together they made a foodie out of I-only-eat-to-live me. Their recipes, the photographs of the wonders they whipped up in their kitchens, and the stories they tied their blogs with, everything was a treat. Above all, I felt humbled by their generosity, by their willingness to let total strangers take a peek into their worlds, and be the richer for it, by the honesty with which they shared their recipes, their experiences and their cultures.

I have never felt very comfortable about following recipes shared by noted chefs and recipe sites. I always suspected that these guys were not quite so scrupulous about an ingredient here and there. But with my blogger friends, I have no such qualms.

Thank you, dear bloggers. You have re-introduced me to the fine art of cooking. And encouraged me to write my very own blog. Muchas gracias!


9 comments:

  1. From this to where you are now, what a lifetime of memories and learning! Wonderful reading your first!

    Dagny

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  2. Love the look of your blog now, Cynthia! So you are a foodie as well! Look at how your blog diversified into so many topics. Enjoyed having a glimpse of you in your first post.

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  3. So it was cookery blogs that got you hoked to blogging? I am glad it did though, for the gem of the posts you write would otherwise have been lost to us! Muchas gracias! :)

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  4. Thank you, Dagny, and thank God for blogs. They offer us an opportunity to watch ourselves grow like few things do.

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  5. Thank you, Rachna, for dropping by. The wonderful food blogs out there made me a blogger. My culinary creations will never grace my blog. Don't want readers to lose their appetites.

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  6. Muchas gracias to you too, Shail. Hope to see you at the April Challenge this year.

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  7. I'd never have guessed that food blogs were your inspiration!! Would actually like to see some of your own creations!

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  8. Same here, it was the food bloggers who I read first and were an inspiration to me!

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  9. Oh, food blogs bring you to bloggerland.. Lovely.. We all have so different reasons to be here.. And yet, we feel this so homely.. Isn't it ?

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