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What am I doing?

Updated: May 18, 2020

Hi internet, not sure how many people will ever see this, and no, my peers, my family, and my mom's Whatsapp friends don't really count - but, hey, thanks for reading this! Who am I? My name is Priyamvada, and I am three months away from being twenty years old. Ahh, scary, I know. Your twenties are such a crucial part of your life in all aspects. Some people even get married and have kids, dude. Twenties are crazy; you're suddenly thrown into adulthood and are expected to get your s**t together as am I.

I go to a liberal arts college, I plan on majoring in communication because that's what I told my parents like two years ago. I felt clueless and useless; I didn't know what to do with my life, that was up until like six months ago. Something changed six months ago. I love food. I mean, who doesn't? Six months ago, I wasn't doing the best (mental health-wise), so I turned to the 60-second sped up food videos on Instagram, you know, Buzzfeed Tasty, Twisted, Tastemade and likewise. I have always loved food, everyone in my family is a huge foodie, and I have been baking stuff since I was around twelve years old. But, the intense amount of sped up food videos I visually consumed a few months ago sparked something in me. Living in a dorm, I don't have access to a full-fledged kitchen with amenities and an abundance of groceries, so I saved a ton of recipes that I wanted to try out during my two-week-long winter break. And boy, when I got home, I was an unleashed beast. I was hellbent on mastering these recipes that I had already made a few times before, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, pies, tarts, you name it. Heck, I even made cream cheese from scratch. And, for the first time in a while, I felt useful, and that's when it hit me that food is where I want to end up eventually. And, no, I am not dropping out of my liberal arts college, but I sure as hell want to go to culinary school after that. I also love doing photography, so that winter break gave me an opportunity to jump-start food photography. I feel that a picture of food turns out a hundred times better if your own sweat (not literally) and effort goes into it. Back to where we started, what am I doing? What am I doing writing into a void on the internet? I absolutely love food, especially baking and desserts. And when I am away from home, I miss my oven and my not too small collection of baking supplies dearly. That's actually an understatement because I am still figuring out how to put my very strong feelings towards food into words, I'll hopefully get there someday. This blog is dedicated to slowly coming out of my shell and expressing my passion for food. And it's dedicated to the yearning I have to make fifty loaves of bread, but I have to wait six months to do so. Now, I don't know if I can be one of those gorgeous food blogs with the pretty pictures and a planned website, they're far too out of my league and I am far too inexperienced. But, I want to learn the art of everything related to food and I want you, reader, to accompany me.

I will share my culinary journey and provide whatever wisdom I have gained through my experiences, so, if you're here right now, thank you for tuning in. Let's see where this takes us, and let's talk about food - unabashedly.

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