Hello! Welcome to my blog; My Roots, My Rambles. Here you will find true and tried vegetarian recipes that my family loves to eat. Some have been handed down for generations, some my own, some molecular (still working on this), and always interesting, definitely delicious.
My Roots, My Rambles
I have often been asked the question, “What is food to you?” For me, the food you eat, should evoke a memory – images, tastes, and aromas that you remember and yearn for. Each ingredient has an individual voice and when they come together in your mouth, it’s like a celebration with fireworks!
My love for food was born at my grandmother Chellamal’s lap and nurtured by my mother, Uma. I have fond memories of sitting next to my grandmother and making one really huge kozhukattai’s (modaks or sweet steamed dumplings), while she finished making 50 of them in that time. I was never scolded for making a mess or doing it wrong. Gentle hands used to guide me in making them the right way.
Today, I teach my children. And the tradition continues. While my cooking has changed with every experience I have had, I go to my roots to draw inspiration.
My Roots, My Rambles is my homage to that love. I am from South of India (My Roots) and my long journey from there to the United States (My Rambles) certainly reflects in my food.
Cooking for me is sometimes a leisurely pursuit and other times a mad science experiment. The ability to have fun and really enjoy the food wholeheartedly is the key focus for me.
So come, and explore with me as I journey through delectable cuisines, wondrous places to get them and the beautiful people I meet along the way.
Thanks for visiting!
About the Author
Ramya Ramamurthy is a Professional Chef and Entrepreneur. Her love for food had her pursuing Culinary education from the International Culinary Center after working for 10 years as an Advertising Sales Manager. She topped her class at culinary school and since worked in restaurants and catering specializing in taking fresh and seasonal, farm to table ingredients and creating wondrous dishes.
- Winner 5th Annual Culinary Clash – Michelin- starred LUCE, InterContinental Competition Mar.2016, SFO
- Runner-up, Ultimate Culinary Clash – Intercontinental Group of Hotels, Mexico City – May 2016
- Publisher – “Summer Salad by the Lake” at Taste of Home Magazine, Summer 2018.