My idea of a good Saturday night? Well….warm place, good vibes, good booze, some live music and friends. I had been wanting that for a very long time. It is very difficult to have such a night when you are living in a hostel because eventually warm place becomes the comfort of your bed, good vibes become the latest show that you binge watch and good booze becomes cheap daaru that you get from the theka outside your hostel.
However, my wish did come true when I visited Imperfecto at Hauz Khas. It was Saturday night so obviously the place was a bit crowded but we managed to find a spot for six. It had everything I could ever ask for on a beautiful night. Let’s start with the fact that it will not let you leave disappointed.
The interiors are eclectically designed and it offers an amazing variety of food and drinks with perplexing music.
Let me warn you about the money though. Since the place is so damn awesome, it is not cheap at all. So if you want to have a dreamy night with all its music and jazz, make sure you are carrying enough to pay for the same 😛
Take my advice and head to Imperfecto HKV this Saturday!! You can also check out their Facebook page for more events.
Share your crazy stories with us on our Facebook page, and if you think there is some under-discovered restaurant in the city, do comment in the box below 😀 and we will sure check it out.
The idea of having delicious food at reasonable prices is something which everyone looks for to have in order to get a change from the routine food they are having and as a result, end up falling for fast foods. From using tempting smells to irresistible flavors to attractive meal deals the fast food is luring our tongue to have them frequently.
Let’s delve through as to what makes fast food so appealing:
SPEED AND CONVENIENCE
The fast food chains have made it easier for the people to have their food by adopting services like take away, drive thru, placing an order through internet or telephone etc. Moreover, the food served at the outlets in really quick. The time it takes between ordering and obtaining is hardly few minutes justifying it as to why it is called ‘fast food’.
Yummylicious fast foods are mainly loaded with lots of fat and sodium which makes the people go crazy for them. but also not to forget that these foods are loaded with many addictive ingredients that encourage customers to eat more than they should, and make customers want to eat the same foods again.
If you have ever given up into the pleading of your child to stop by a fast food outlet for the meal because of the toy being offered then you have witnessed the strongest marketing tool which these fast food chains use. Kids fall off easily for the meal for toys or the cartoon characters which some of the companies use.
EASE OF ACCESS
One does not have to struggle to have their favorite fast food at an outlet. There are many of them available near to you making it an easy option to dine in.
Fast food chains provide attractive offers which appeal to people to have it whether being providing a discount, meal deals or the second food item is free, such offers lures the people and they find it pocket-friendly and a good reason to have fast food.
An occasional fast food meal won’t be harming your body and can be a fun way to celebrate special occasions. Fast food is not bad if consumed within limits.Fast food often gets a bad rep for being high in fat, calories etc but its obvious appeal is mouth watering and can be a good profitable business today.
My next blog will take you on a roadmap of how to start a successful Fast food business. After all, it’s a $630bn industry.
“Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession”
That is exactly what Shruti Agrawal did!! Meet the young baker who loves to bake and cook a yummy and delicious variety of food and desserts that will make you want to eat more. Shruti Agrawal is a penchant food and recipe blogger and owns the site well known as www.cookingdiarybyshruti.com.
Though Shruti completed her post graduation, her desire always remained in starting something on her own and be her own boss. However, she knew the value of education and hence wanted to finish her master’s hoping her education may help her in providing guidance to start and lead a successful business. bb
“Creativity is allowing yourself to do mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
Which perfectly applies to Shruti as initially, she tried various other things to find her true interest. Such as the fashion industry, online store, family business and few other, none of which could win her mind and heart together. But she realized that baking and cooking is something she loves to do.
Cooking and baking came naturally to her as Shruti’s mother was also an excellent chef around her kitchen and Shruti learned many things at a young age. She started experimenting recipes since the age of 12.
My mother is the biggest inspiration to me and all that I know today is something I have learned from her. I will be the happiest when I cook as good as she does.
– tells Shruti with all the love and fondness to her mother who inspired her to reach where she is today.
One cannot learn an art without making mistakes, and Shruti also faced a few accidents in the kitchen like burning her cupcakes or over roasting. Well, that’s part of learning because when you make a mistake you learn what to do and what not to do, isn’t it?
Sometimes when opportunities come, it knocks our door in the form of love by our family. Little did she know that one day she will own a cooking and food blog where people would look forward to what she writes and shares her recipes. In the year 2014, her sister Kirti encouraged her to start a blog with all her food recipes and share the idea with people who have similar interest and Kirti was adamant till Shruti started it. Until then she had no idea that she had it in her to turn her passions into a way of living.
As a teenaged girl, Shruti always watched the Nigella Lawson on TLC and aspired to become like her one day. However, she could not give much attention to what she truly loved to do as much of her time went into the preparation of her graduation and post graduation in marketing and advertising sectors.
When her sister forced her to start the blog, she was secretly excited too as she always loved writing. She decided to share her recipes through her blog. She did not know how to start one though. Hence, she researched and learned the basics of using a WordPress and started her blog.
She still remembers when she started the blog, the first post she wrote was about chocolate muffins. Prepared the muffins, took photos from her Samsung Note-2 and wrote a lengthy recipe. She was a novice in writing a food blog and was not as good in food styling and photography then. She kept the post in draft for about five days until she cooked up some courage to post it on the blog. She kept visiting her draft blog making sure if there were no errors.
When you do something out of heart, people always accept it gracefully and with love.
– claims the charming Shruti remembering her experience of her first post.
The love and appreciation she got from people in the form of comments and likes pushed her to work harder. People truly loved the idea of making a complicated recipe easier and upon that it was eggless. Since then there was no turning back. Shruti began to cook and bake the foods. Also took photos of them step by step to make a different post for every recipe. The process taught her to excel in other skills and fine tune her abilities in photography, food dressing, and styling.
For me, baking is Therapeutic. It makes me feel happy, calm and peaceful.
– says Shruti being content and happy with what she is doing.
Cookingdiarybyshruti is a food blog which is all about baking, cooking, food photography, food styling, and its trends. The blog concentrates on making different complex food items from scratch and breaking it down into easier recipes. The blog also features foods with gluten free, sugarless delicacies. Shruti likes to explore baking food with fruits, new ingredients, alternative flours and mainly most of it is eggless.
A visual appearance of food holds the same love for a food, as it takes for cooking it. Hence I love to take photos of all the food I prepare with exceptional skill on photography. I love to dress the food and take pictures of them before I post my recipe for my readers.
– conveys the young food inventor who also loves writing.
Shruti is also a writer in various e-magazines like Polkacafe.com, Foodkraft, TheUrbanSpice, and few others. Love for writing and baking has given a space where she has built a career that she loves the most today.
I believe if we love our work and have a passion for what we do, nothing can go wrong. All we have to do is dream and believe in what we do.
– tells Shruti, the strong believer with a voice of confidence.
Shruti also conducts baking workshops in Delhi. Her previous contracts for the workshops was with some of the well-known food companies such as the Epigamia Yogurt,
Shruti also conducts baking workshops in Delhi. Her previous contracts for the workshops was with some of the well-known food companies such as the Epigamia Yogurt, Wishq India, Frontier Biscuit, and Paper Design Company. Readers have followed her from blog to her workshops to learn her style of cooking and baking which talks volumes of her skills.
The love my readers have shown by coming again and again and asking me to share more of my recipes keeps me encouraged. The love and response they show keep me going and growing. My vision is to take my blog to bigger heights than it is today and bring more people together with similar interests. I also want to open a CDBS kitchen studio where people can learn baking and cooking different things with a difference. I want to create a community where each one of us could inspire one another in our culinary adventures and conquer the oven. I believe in making my passion my paycheck.
– says Shruti thanking her readers and all the people who stand by her appreciating her talent and skills in writing and baking both.
When you follow your passions there is no stopping you from leading the ladder of success. Shruti Agrawal is truly an inspiration for women who think all they know is only cooking because just cooking can be a hugely successful career, isn’t it?
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