Scroll through your Instagram feed, and you’re sure to come across a ton of food posts that’ll leave you hungry. While there is an increasing number of people joining the food blogging bandwagon, there are some who stand out from the crowd. Whether it is their sense of aesthetics, their knowledge about food, or the recommendations they provide - these bloggers have gained a reputation for being extra droolsome!
Let’s take a look at some of the top food bloggers who are revolutionising this space:
The journey from being a doctor to a blogger has certainly been unique for Nandita Iyer. Her first job involved working in an Intensive Care Unit at a hospital. When the hospital was shut down unexpectedly, she took up a job at a health insurance company. Despite being a great learning opportunity, the new job was unable to provide any creative satisfaction to Nandita. She realised that she needed an outlet to be creative.
After getting married, Nandita moved to the US for a while where she was hooked to the Food Network. She started Saffron Trail, her food blog, in 2006, when she got back to India after a year or so. At that point, blogging was not a full-fledged career; rather, it was her passion for cooking and writing that led her to do this.
Today, she is amongst the top bloggers in India and shares recipes on nutrition, healthy eating and mindfulness to lead a healthy life. In June 2015, Hachette contacted Nandita to write a cookbook, and she released her first book, ‘The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian’, in 2017.
Shagun Raizada Malhotra
A data analyst and an alumnus of ISB, Shagun Raizada Malhotra is a popular name on Instagram. Shagun’s Instagram feed will fill your mind with the goodness of delicious food. There’s everything from exotic dishes to piping hot paranthas, from cheesy pastas to sinful desserts - it is food porn in the true sense of the word. She also has a food blog ‘My Food Project’ that shares her dining and cooking experiences! Shagun calls food her ‘first love’, and feels that Delhi has been the reason for her passion for gastronomy.
Gunjan Sawhney Chawla
She calls herself Gluttony Goddess, and by the end of scrolling through her feed, you’re going to feel like a glutton yourself! Gunjan’s love affair with food writing began when she started writing reviews for The Hindu, during her internship in 2011. She then went on to pursue a career in Digital Marketing, and has worked with big names like Times Internet and OYO. But somewhere, she felt there was a void - that’s when she turned to food blogging!
She feels her love for food comes from her mother, who according to her is the most versatile cook. Gunjan’s feed is aesthetically pleasing, and has a minimalistic quality attached to it. The photographs are clean and highlight the ingredients in a perfect manner!
The 24-year old business major student was always smitten by the world of food. She is known for cooking up a storm through her culinary adventures in Mumbai. Her blog, Food of Mumbai, covers almost all the food that the city offers! She covers every kind of food the city has to offer - from fine dine restaurants to street hawkers, cafes and canteens - catering to all kinds of audience and food lovers. Experimental by nature, she tries different cuisines and informs her audience about the best places to visit!
What started as a sheer love for food and travel has now become a space that is all about food trends, quick fix recipes, goodness of food ingredients & and exploring food and culture of places around the world.
Maunika Gowardhan is a chef and a food writer. She loves collecting authentic vintage recipes that reflect the culinary richness of India. Her recipe index is impressive. She loves celebrating the truly famous and classic recipes that have a place in every home and is also dedicated to reviving lesser known, regional dishes.
Spanning over a decade, Maunika’s career in Indian food is a scrumptious amalgamation of her love for authentic flavours and techniques of cooking. She particularly enjoys sharing a fresh perspective on the cuisines and recipes. Maunika’s cookbook ‘Indian Kitchen’ published by Hodder and Stoughton is packed with traditional Indian curries alongside recipes dating back to the 1950’s from her family home in Mumbai. You might just get inspired to whip up your own version!
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