Welcome to my kitchen. This is my hub, my world and the place where I can work for hours without tiring and create some healthy and enticing food for my family.
Now grab a cookie, take a seat and let me introduce myself. I am Sunayana Gupta
founder, author, recipe creator, food stylist and photographer for this website.
Most people ask me the meaning of my name, ok!..... ‘Sunayana’ means ‘Beautiful
Eyes’, not sure if it really justifies on me, but feels good to have a positive name.
My education? Well, I have a degree in Masters of Business Administration in
Marketing and Human Resource. So according to the set rules I should be working
in some corporate, but I am blogging about food...how come? Ah!...now listen
to my story (Short of course). I was good in academics, but apart from studies and
completing projects, cooking was a favorite stress buster, though occasionally.
Being a creative person, this was the field that allowed me to do lots of
experiments with those staple ingredients and spices. I wish I had some magic
secrets or shortcuts to share, but the truth is, though most times my experiments
in kitchen were good and make me jump with joy, but sometimes they were a big
disaster and I would question myself..."Did I make that??...Noooo!" But this
whole feeling of tasting my own food, finding mistakes and working on plan B was
very satisfying and slowly and gradually this hobby turned into passion.
'PASSION DIES HARD'...HARD'...
and that's true in my case. After MBA all that eagerness
that I had about working with some multinational, fainted away. A time came
when I could only imagine myself recreating traditional kebabs, coming up with
some new flavors in baking cookies/cakes and stirring jams and icings with fruits
and even vegetables.
Never been to any cooking classes, I learnt everything through food channels,
books and self trial error. Earlier, did food blogging for 2 years ...remember
...Sunayana's Kitchen?? Honestly, it was more of a casual approach..."Ok, let's
start and see what happens!” But, the overwhelming response from people made
me take it more seriously and work on some new ideas. So, here I am again after
3 years with this Sunayana gupta.com .Those who have visited and remember my
previous website would surely notice the differences now and then.
'Food styling' and 'Food photography' are as important in food blogging as the
recipe itself. After all who’s going to read a recipe unless the snap looks inviting?
So, worked on my photography and food presentation skills too. You Tube
tutorials and food magazines helped a lot! Though I am not a professional and
skilled photographer, but when I look back at those food snaps that I used to take
some 4 or 5 years back, I find myself learning and progressing.
Hope my food photographs make you drool and bring out a curiosity for reading the recipe!
Getting around this website
Let me help you navigate.
*My All Recipes shows all of my recipes with respective categories and snaps.Most of the recipes have multiple snaps with different angles to help you have a better view of food. The recipes are not only well explained, but our ‘Serving Suggestions’ would ease out the task and help you serve a scrumptious platter.
*Browse over Health & Nutrition to choose a healthy diet and lifestyle for you and your family.
Did you know, a healthy diet and lifestyle starts with nutrition basics. It is important to note that good nutrition doesn’t starts with counting calories. It starts with knowing which foods are healthy and learning how to swap bad foods with good foods. Hence we have sub categorized this section into 3 including...
- Health magazine
- Smart kitchen
- Know your food
These categories would give a regular doze of your health requirements and have a better understanding of food and ingredients that we eat on daily basis.
*Want to upgrade your cooking skills and have a depth knowledge of your kitchen tools?....then Test kitchen is just for you. Our simple tips, tricks and techniques would not only give you an insight about your kitchen, but would simplify your life and help you manage your kitchen like a pro.
*Stay updated about lifestyle, health, fitness and several random topics with our Blog!
My interests, other than a gourmet inclination in creating recipes and food photo shoot
Besides cooking, food styling, photographing my food and writing about food....painting and interior décor are also important mechanisms of my life. Come, see a different side of me in these acrylic paintings made some 7 years back...
My friends call me mad for antique and traditional objects…..and that's true to
the core. I love everything rustic...PURE RUSTIC! Here's a part of my collection...
This 'Paandaan' made of brass actually belonged to my great grandmother and is
truly a magnificent and antique piece of Art. In few food photographs you would
notice it in the backdrop as prop. I am also very fond of these small containers
and usually like using them to click spices, chutneys and mixes...
As far as interior decor is concerned, come on...let's have a sneak peek into my abode. Do you like the entrance...??
My 4 year daughter loves her pink room with all those animals and birds adoring the walls. This cute bed is self designed, do you find it adorable too?
How can I stop without mentioning about my dear hubby. Rajnish...my husband
has always supported my passion for everything. To be honest, he is the man and
guiding force behind all my achievements.
Keeping In Touch!
Well, it seems I am a great story teller. Would love to hear from you about this
website, recipes, pics and all the insight that you want to give. Also interact with
me and share your passion, mail me at email@example.com To stay
updated about my recipes, you can like my Facebook Page.
Hope you enjoy cooking recipes from this website where my sole effort is to make
cooking easy for you with simple to follow steps, basic ingredients and serving
suggestions. When you try out any of my recipe in your kitchen, I am longing back
to hear from you. Do take your time to come back and share your views, as this
feedback means a lot.
...and yes, if you adore a similar passion, then do share me your recipes on Post a
recipe and if it is selected, you get a chance to see them in this website with your
credits. This is a friendly and open invitation to all the fellow food bloggers and
passionate home cooks out there!
I truly hope, Sunayana Gupta.com serves you as your online recipe magazine.
Really obliged and thankful that you’re here to join this cooking adventure and
share the joy of serving healthy, delectable, home cooked fresh food.