Hi, I am Alka, a Food Blogger, Photographer, Food Stylist based at Odisha. Here I share my passion for home cooked food which is fairly quick and simple to follow and make. If you want to explore the simplicity of odia cuisine, you can browse through this Website for a variety of odia recipes besides my Food Photography and Food Styling.

I belong to the beautiful coastal state of Odisha and have a full time job . Growing up amidst the lap of nature and abundantly available home grown produces, I learnt cooking watching my mother cooking simple everyday meal for us. After my son finished his class 12th and decided to go abroad for his higher studies, I am left with plenty of time for myself and thus this passion of cooking and sharing comes to my mind. I started this blog to share my passion for food, travel and photography since 2014.

Blogging has helped me coming out of my comfort zone and try out different cuisines. Passion for cooking has also sharpened my other interest that is Photography. I love taking pictures of my creations almost as much as I love making it .Food styling and Photography have helped me in expressing myself through my culinary creativity. You can see some of my Photography work here.

My style of cooking is fairly quick and simple to follow and make. It ranges from simple everyday meal, menu for casual entertainment, experimenting with various ingredients to come up with mouth-watering dishes and cuisines around the Globe. I normally cook with locally available ingredients available as per the season. kitchen is the best place where I like to relax , find a sense of tranquility . I draw my inspiration from people around me and try to translate all those memories into food to dive into. Blogging has not only given me an opportunity to try various modern recipes but also our treasured traditional ones which I would not have attempted otherwise overwhelmed by the complexity of these recipes.

I express myself through my food and photography . I have been featured among the Top 25 Indian Chef Blogers  and Top 100 Indian Food Blogs and Websites With Best Indian Recipes.. Many of my recipes has been awarded for it’s innovation which pushes me to try out various traditional  and lost recipes and present them in an modern manner.

If you would like to work with me or need my service in Food Photography/ Styling & Recipe Development , you can get in touch with me at  Here. You can follow me on the following social handles:

Blog: http://www.culinaryxpress.com/






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“Food binds a family together…A family which eats together stays together”

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