Hi friends ,
I am Chitra sendhil,writer & photographer of this webpage.I love cooking varieties of recipes and i prefer to try some unique,interesting recipes apart from my usual south indian cooking.I love my mom's nellai style recipes and my mil's tanjore/kumbakonam recipes.Both are completely different in method and taste.Before marriage, i have never entered into the kitchen.My sweet mom never asked us (me & my younger sister,Radha) even to move a tumbler.I just enjoyed spending time in my eductaion , work , friends etc :) .Same thing happened after my marriage too. My ever caring and lovable MIL had never asked me to cook but i always stood behind her & kept watching the way she cooks.The best thing with my Mil is she never wastes food.She can make yummy dishes even with leftovers which I am trying to follow.I started full time cooking only after my daughter Raksha was 3 and now she is 6 ;).First I attempted very simple n basic recipes asking my mom, MIL & friends .U may laugh if i say i even din't know how to spread dosa ;).Slowly i learnt everything and started blogging the same.. Apart from my usual south indian cooking , I love to try varieties of other state & other country recipes too.U can find them in my recipe index.
In 2013, i improved my blog into a website and changed my site's name as Chitra's food book. Previously i had named my blog as "Ratatouille-Anyone can cook". U can find my Rss feed in this name as " Ratatouille-Anyone can cook"..This title was attractive & liked by many of my blogger friends and when i changed it to Chitra's food book , many friends asked me about this name change. Its just my desire and selfishness to have a website in my own name, nothing else ;). Even then i dint want to lose "Ratatouille" name in my site . So i have given it as a tag line in my header.I strongly believe in these words "Anyone can cook" :).
After changing my blog to a website , i started posting recipes for daily cooking with step by step pictures and updating the old recipes as well..I used to take pictures using Canon powershot A2100 IS point n shoot camera. Very recently on feb 14th 2013 my hubby dear bought Nikon D5100 camera for me as valentine's day gift ;) ..I use picasa for editing my pictures and Photoshop for writing text..I use photoscape for tiling stepwise pictures..
I started to blog my recipes for time pass and for my daughter's future reference ;) But through blogging , i got so many encouraging and caring friends.. I am really happy for that.When i started getting mails and comments from readers about my recipes, i started flying out of joy and it encouraged me to keep posting more n more recipes..Ur comments and the feed back is the only thing that keeps me going and makes my day brighter.A big thanks to all the readers and friends. :) If u try any recipe from my blog and if u feel it is worth for appreciation, do leave a word under the recipe or mail me which makes my day great..:) Ur suggestions for improvements in the recipe and the way i blog it are also welcome..:) It helps me a lot to improve my cooking skills..
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