In 2005 my husband, three children and I moved to Delhi from Scotland for an adventure. We planned to stay one year but nearly 8 years on, we’re still here!
I’ve always been obsessed with food and I started Eat and Dust* in 2009 as an attempt to chronicle all my Indian food adventures. What you’ll find here is a mixture of my own recipes for the food I make at home using India’s amazing larder, the recipes I create for my Mint newspaper baking column as well as a LOT of street food – especially in my favourite place Old Delhi. Sometimes I even manage to combine the two. I also set up one of Delhi’s first pop-ups – Uparwali Chai, beautiful high tea events with an Indian twist.
Recently, though, most of my time has been taken up with writing a book about the food of Old Delhi and the people who make it, which should be out by the end of 2013.
* For all you younger visitors, the blog’s title is a reference to Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s book and subsequent film ‘Heat and Dust’.