As a first generation Bangladeshi-American, the food at home was either a celebration of the deep rooted traditions brought over by my parents or a fusion of both East and West. As hard as my mother tried, she could never truly master the essence of Western cooking; this became the catalyst in my journey to cooking for myself. From a young age, I enjoyed creating American meals, but it wasn't until I moved away for college that I truly began to appreciate all the traditional wisdom my mother had unknowingly instilled in me growing up. With that I began to create dishes that told a story of either my cultural background or my continuing journeys. With time my love for food transcended the kitchen and became the deciding factor for many of my travel destinations.
This site pays homage to my madness for all things food; it shares my story through my recipes and foodography but its intended purpose is to inspire others to translate their own stories into meaningful meals and/or travel the world (with a handy pack of TUMS) in search of that one dish that will make the journey worthwhile.