My first word was ‘kha” which is Bengali for “eat” which is funny because as a kid I didn’t like to eat anything – especially anything cooked at home.
Fast forward 20 years, dorm life and the sudden discovery of cooking – and a foodie was born.
Now I lead a super busy life, cooking, eating, writing and hanging out with my buddies. Most of them are foodies to start with, but those that are not find my enthusiasm for food fascinating and usually become converts.
I love to cook, host dinner parties, arrange restaurant outings and cover food events.
A couple of years ago I found that I was going out of my way to write restaurant reviews and cover food events on my beat as a politics/ crime reporter. It was time to start a food blog. One lazy Saturday morning, as I salivated over a delicious plate of french toast at a local brunch hot spot, it hit me and HBT was born.
As a starving writer and foodie who would love to eat out more if she could afford to, my focus is on cheap eats, hidden gems, food news and local freshness. As a reporter I luckily get invited to some pretty swanky stuff that I am also happy to write about. So if you cook me a great meal or join me at a brew fest, chances are it will show up on HBT.