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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Introduction to me !


Welcome to my blog. To introduce myself, I'm Tasneem Ayub, home maker, entrepreneur, wife, daughter-in-law, punching bag, agony aunt and just "Ammee" to a lot of people. Born and brought up in Chennai to a working mom, businessman father and a whole lot of brothers and sisters, me being the youngest, our home was always warm and had a welcoming atmosphere. Since time immemorial, my late mother would ensure that we, her children would imbibe the best and healthiest of food possible would take pains in choosing the right vegetable and food products,source them herself and in spite of time restrains,would prepare the best possible food,. I've been told that even before i learnt  the alphabets properly, I learnt to hold a ladle,amply aided by my brother another foodie like me...The 11 o clock lunch was my favourite meal of the day,ie on the days when i was home... I would cook up a storm in the kitchen,cooking lamb chops in a mud pot was my usual mid morning snack...and to think all this was cooked on firewood..those were the best moments of my life...


Marriage brought along with it tremendous responsibilities,a husband who loved good food and a child whom i just had to give a spoon to,experimenting with food and recipes became an obsession,when everyone wanted to collect novels and read magazines, I would buy recipe books adding to a strong collection I had gathered over in my teen years...I remember joining easwari lending library and later elloor library,more so for the recipe books from which i would copy the recipes and make them...My husband and son were my guinea pigs,whether they enjoyed my recipes was a different story,but encouragement was always evident in their kind remarks...Today, I have learnt that food prepared with a lot of love and started with a prayer often turns out the best meal in the world,even if it the simplest of meals....

  Starting a blog was such a daunting task,with no experience in the it world,my friend Jamuna`s daughter Sruti Bhaskar who has been like a daughter to me set up this whole procedure for me...I`m indelibly indebted to her and thank her from the bottom of my heart. I`m also grateful to Ganesan Rajaram whom I`ve just met once in my life,who set me thinking of starting a blog...thank you raja...my sister in law Zaheeda with whom I`ve had many culinary experiences...and my backbone my son Feroze and husband Ayub who have put up with all my experiences in the kitchen...ever so grateful to my dear Sandesh Reddy,cook,chef,baker, entrepreneur...call him what you may,but I know him as the kindest,most largehearted person I have had the good fortune to meet...every turn in my kitchen is a constant reminder to your generosity and largess of heart...thank you...I`m starting my blog today the 12 th of september on my late brother Ajaz Sikander Bakth`s birthday...he was the greatest influence on my cooking adventures,the best cook and a passionate foodie,he taught me to love cooking and serve it in style..there are too many influences in my life to state here so let me rest...I will be posting recipes only after this blog,those who love to cook please enjoy them and are welcome to share it...take care and serve food with love and kindness...

8 comments:

  1. Super recipe for Gracious Hospitality! Shall try to follow that :) -- Jen

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  2. My super talented amazing aunt :) every line made me smile :) all the very best in this new endeavour of yours!

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  3. Tasneem.......love your passion ....it's evident in your food....even your words echo it. Great way to start beautiful friend of mine.....continue this....

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  4. You are such a darling sister ,the whole family is proud of you
    You have evolved and grown n I have seen it all !!!

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  5. Im so glad to have helped you out! ^_^
    Good luck ammee! :)

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  6. Glad to see u started it on aejaz uncles birthday..... All the best aunty ......

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  7. woohoooo...this is amazing aunty..all the best..!!

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