Hello and welcome to Divine Taste! I’m Anushruti and I live in Mumbai, India with my husband and our handsome toddler son.
Food and aspects relating to it, have always fascinated me. I have fond memories of eating wonderful sweets, savouries and everyday simple foods as a child, growing up in Southern India. As a young girl, I became inquisitive about the food we eat and the connection it has with our body, mind, intellect and spirit.
When I got married in 2003 and actually started cooking and planning meals every day, this interest and curiosity coupled with a great passion for food made me even more conscious of what went into my cooking pot in the kitchen and our plates on the table. That’s when I really started looking at food as a means to not just feed our body but also appeal to the mind and satiate the soul. I began to invest a lot of time and energy in researching and learning about ayurvedic food and cooking and how what we eat affects our bodies, the way we think and the way we tend to react to situations as well and discovered that food plays a major role in shaping who we are!
DivineTaste catalogues my quest for simple and exotic pleasures in food that lead to tremendous overall well-being. The recipe may come from any part of the world, the ingredients maybe foreign, but the basic principles of my cooking remain the same. Simple healthful recipes, at times elaborate with occasional indulgences.
It is also my canvas where I showcase my carefully developed recipes and meticulously taken pictures interspersed with my food discoveries, stories and experiments, in short it is the space where all my three obsessions of writing, photography and food come together. Recipes as old as the ones cooked by many generations in my family and those collected and experimented from my travels and interactions with people from different walks of life share space here.
My focus here is on pure vegetarian and sattvic food. The vedas (ancient scriptures) classify food as sattvic (mode of goodness), rajasic (mode of passion) and tamasic (mode of ignorance). Sattvic food is known to create positive vibrations and subtly nourish the mind, intelligence and consciousness. DivineTaste features recipes from around the world that have been adapted to be without meat, fish, eggs, wine, onions and garlic in keeping with the principles of sattvic diet and cooking methods. My great grand mother and grandmother created the most delectable, magical and pleasurable meals for their families using pure vegetarian ingredients and I’m happy to follow in their footsteps.
DivineTaste has been featured in many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.
I’m available for recipe development, food writing or photography assignments. You can also contact me if you are interested to use my pictures (I can send you high resolution files) or my writing for commercial purposes. For advertising and site sponsorship opportunities, contact me here.
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