Resolutions are meant to be broken, they say. Ohh, but not these. This year The Blog and I sat down over a glass of mulled wine and some leftover Christmas cake, and retrospected over the year gone by.
2015 was fabulous in so many ways – met idols from the food industry, worked on some interesting projects, got recognized for all the hard work at IFBA 2015, and even got to shoot for this season of Masterchef India! We decided that 2016 has got to be equally awesome, if not more. The Blog decided it needs to continue writing consistently and churn out interesting posts regularly for you readers. I decided to make some personal changes that will indirectly reflect on The Blog as well. Here are our resolutions, ones that we intend to keep!
Content Is Key:
I am only going to write on topics that I would enjoy reading myself – doesn’t necessarily have to be about food. This year, I hope to churn out posts that are exciting, different, and hold your interest right till you scroll down. I personally enjoyed writing posts like the Open letter to bloggers and My Favourite Foodies more than anything else this year.
Healthy Food Choices:
If there is a resolution I am most afraid of sticking to, it is this! In the past six months I have put on a substantial amount of weight and am now resembling a baby elephant. (It’s a good thing Bee finds baby elephants cute.) I am not going to stop eating out, because then what will I write about, and what will you’ll read? I’ll only try and make healthier choices from the menu, and exercise strict portion control. And talking about exercise….
Cook Regularly. Cook Consistently:
I am such a moody cook. Erratic timings and hectic work schedules do not permit me to enter into the kitchen as much as I used to. This year I vow to cook one new dish a week. Also I need to stop sticking to desserts and try cooking newer cuisines. I am currently on a cook book collecting spree, and if you have any recommendations that I must read kindly comment below. After all if you want to write about food, you need to know how to cook it!
Stick to Writing:
Call me old fashioned, but I think writing on a blog is the true form of blogging. I simply cannot fathom how posting pictures on Snapchat/ Instagram is called ‘blogging’. Micro blogging, maybe. I did get distracted last year on a few occasions thinking whether I should balance writing with other things. This year I shall continue to stick to what I am good at – writing/ venting/ pondering on this blog.
Give Mumbai’s Iconic / Heritage Restaurants Their Due:
When the news of Parsi Dairy Farm shutting down made the headlines, the world and Isobbed over the sad news. (Thankfully, those were just rumours.) But that made me realize one thing – I need to eat at these iconic restaurants to preserve them and ensure they remain open for posterity. Or atleast till my children are old enough to enjoy their first Mawa ni boi. Let us all also pledge to opt for dining at regional Indian restaurants as much as the fancy Italian/ Chinese ones. Trust me the food is yummier, and it may turn out to be cheaper as well!
Have you made any resolutions as well? Ones that you intend to keep, or break. Let me know in the comments below.
Hi Zee very beautifully written. I don't make any resolutions as such. When you make any exciting dishes, do share your recipe with us. I often go to Paradise restaurant located in Colaba. I relish their Scotch Broth and Kid Fillet.
I have a few good cook books. If you like I can give you their names. You can also log on to parsicuisine.com
I am yet to go to Paradise. I must go now since you've been recommending it to me so much.
I have got several resolutions this year but for Food blogging –
it would be to improve my writing even further,
Improve my food pictures without the need of buying a high powered DSLR Camera, hopefully get to meet some nice food bloggers(This is very hard since most self professed food bloggers I meet are selfish posers after a free meal – their writing is so atrocious), perhaps get a chance to go to a foreign shore and extensively try the food there.
Thank you for being a religious reader and comment-er of the blog, Rishabh!
Hope 2016 brings you lots of blogging opportunities. I'd personally love to see you do food stories – not just restaurant reviews. You have a knack for writing well, do something that sets you apart from all those 'restaurant review' bloggers! Cheers!