Hey all!! I've been waiting so long to be able to tell you guys this, couldn't until the zine came out. I've been featured in their Dec issue, along with a few other awesome bloggers like the ever so cheerful Jyotika [she has quite a few extra pictures posted as well, go check them out], the oh so pretty Snigdha amonsgt others.
It's the first official press for YB, so yes, I'm super excited. Hopefully this leads to many more such opportunities. This was also the first time I ever met so many other bloggers, or went to a bloggers event [I always had something come up for the others, and even begged off a few times, feeling intimidated]. And now I think, why wasn't I doing this more often?? It was a lot of fun, though very different from my regular social life! This was a gathering of mostly highly achieved women!
There was also another event I'd been invited to, which I really had a great experience at. It was part of this French Pastry promotion, and Le Cordon Bleu was one of the organisers, along with Sopexa. Chef Christian Faure was doing a tour of India, and they invited the press and a few of us bloggers to the event. I didn't expect much, but hearing Chef Faure speak was truly inspirational. He's a MOF, and heads LCB, Ottawa, which basically means he's pretty phenomenal. Before the event, I spoke to him, and he helped a lot with my confusion over culinary school. During the demo, we were shown how he comes about creating a dish, and its execution. According to him, a pastry is equal parts emotion and technique. It was a lot of fun, and gave me a lot of insight, I just felt inspired after the demo, I couldn't really explain it. Oh, Jyotika has some awesome pictures posted of this event too, including a goofy one of me!
I also met Chef Faure at another event while he was in Mumbai, where he was creating gorgeous pulled sugar beauties.
He made this pulled sugar rose for me, which I shall treasure forever. It's made by a MOF, how can I not??
Oh and also, I finally created a Facebook page for the blog, go on over and 'Like' it, because I just know you totally love this blog :)