Home lover…Rains…Sea (esoteric child of the water god)…treks…dogs…nature wilds…Trains…Garfield…Alstroemaria blooms…Sunflower stretches…Spot 6 differences…Crossword attempts…Supper Nags…No sleepless nights….
That’s the short about me… now for the long…
I have been writing on food and life experiences on this blog for over 6 years. It has for sure changed the way I look at food and life in general. I love cooking. It is my way of unwinding even after a hard day’s work, I find calm in the kitchen. To watch people enjoy something made in your kitchen is a joy. It has been my endeavor is to eat food that is fresh, seasonal and easy to prepare on a busy day / work night with mostly locally available produce.
I am a Psychology Graduate with a post graduate degree in International Business. My day job is that of a Behavioural Trainer. On the weekends you can find me usually being a dog slave if not teaching a class on chocolate making and baking.
I write content on food, recipes, lifestyle and travel for various newspapers and publishers regularly.
- A fortnightly recipes coloum in The Hans India (English Daily)
- Quarterly segment in Premier Hues (Magazine published by HSBC India for its premier customers)
- Syndicated content for online publishing
- Inflight Magazines
Please get in touch if you would like to work with me on
- Writing assignments on food, recipes, lifestyle and travel for newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.
- Workshops for corporates to create awareness around healthy home style fuss free cooking and living
- Chocolate making, baking and cooking workshops and demonstrations for corporates/ schools and other institutions (used for team building and motor skills enhancement)
- Recipe development for food related products
Get in touch with me at arundati(dot)rao(at)gmail(dot)com
Please note that researching, writing and preparing for a workshop takes a lot of time, effort and skill and all of this does not come free. If you would like to work with me, please be prepared that I may refuse if I am offered work in exchange for product samples, blog links or my name being published.
About the Blog
Escapades is my journey at recreating a food experience that has lingered with me. Either a beloved childhood taste, something from my travels or curiosity over a cuisine or an ingredient. I began blogging to explore easy home style cooking and baking. This is reflected in the array of recipes you will find on the blog. You will find Palakkad Iyer recipes, Andhra Cuisine and dishes from across the world in equal measure.
While I like trying new things and creating a delicate balance between ingredients, quick, fuss free cooking is the style that appeals to me the best. I am always trying to find ways to reduce stress that cooking up a meal on a weekday brings. Any recipe that involves labour intensive multiple steps is woefully avoided.
I also review restaurants and products with opinions that are fully my own.I have a diverse mix of readers and I publish recipes that appeal to this mix.
I am the shopper, cook, prop stylist and photographer for all the content on this blog (unless mentioned otherwise). All content on this blog is original unless mentioned and recipe inspiration and references are clearly mentioned.
Get in touch with comments and feedback, or simple to say hello. I’d love to hear from you.