10 years of Chennai Foody



Yes, I've been around for that long! What started as a small outlet for my writing has taken various pivots to come where it is now. While I don't know what the future holds, I would like to take this chance to thank you! Thank you for reading this post and all of the other posts that you've read. Some you may have liked, some you have hated and sometimes you may have wished you were with me, eating those dishes. I can't take credit for those. I promise, it was the chef who doled out dishes that brought out the creativity in me. I just wrote.

This blog has got me connected to so many people, I can't even begin to describe the profound effect it has had in my life. It taught me to write, but later on it taught me to respect, both opinions and points of view. It got me talking to other writers and bloggers and then it taught me food. The more I wrote, the more I learnt. It also showed me the nasty world of hospitality and got me grounded. When I thought that there was no worse field than being a doctor, it showed me the nasty side of other professions. It was also the reason, my first book called 10 Patients was chosen by a publisher and was sold out pretty soon. The second edition will be out soon.

It also connected me with chefs. For a person who thought that there was only one biriyani and the rest were all tomato rice, the blog showed me perspective. Chefs who have been patient enough to explain, patient enough to show and then believe me enough to share. Their recipes, their life stories and their passions. It got me traveling, it got me writing for overseas publications, for governments and in one case, even to change the perspective about a city. Being featured and quoted in BBC, CNN Travel and writing for dailies like The Hindu and The Indian Express were all experiences that enriched me.

Every step of the journey was possible because of you. Because you thought it was worth your time to read what this writer doled out.

This calls for a toast, doesn't it? How does a teetotaller raise a toast? Turns out that champagne glasses can do more than just load, duh, champagne. It can host a beautifully tasty strawberry cheesecake. Or present itself on your breakfast table with oats, cocoa, raisins and nuts. Thanks to Perfico, you can get a pair of these champagne glasses for yourself too. You can choose what you want to do with it, though. Champagne, breakfast, cheesecake or crack an egg, you choose what you want to do with it.

But to get it, here's what you need to do:

1. Follow Chennai Foody on Instagram AND Twitter. The name is ChennaiFoody on both
2. Tell us either of the two a. What you like best about Chennai Foody (OR) b. What else would you like to read about in Chennai Foody. Reply in the comments section of either Twitter or Instagram and that's it. Or if you're shy, just shoot an email to wasim@chennaifoody.com.

The best and the most creative answers will win a pair of champagne glasses from Perfico with your names engraved on it. Go for it.