From M.sc student to part time digital influencer chef – Smriti Rana
The Cognition Tree Media and Publications brings you the Special featured Interview of “From M.sc student to part time digital influencer chef – Smriti Rana” which inspires you to experiment with your food without fear.
1. Can you say us something about yourself?
Well, I’m a part-time food blogger/chef and also a chemistry student. I’m just 23 years old and I started blogging after the lockdown. I have more than 8k followers on Instagram and I love to try out new recipes and create content from it.
2. While growing up, when did you develop the love of cooking in your life, and do you usually work In the kitchen for long to develop your cooking skills?
It took me a while, it definitely wasn’t love at first sight for me. While growing up, I would choose someone in the kitchen and would watch that person for a while, see how they cut, how they decide and move things around, especially my mom I just love the way she cooks everything so perfectly, I would watch her and from there I got the interest in cooking delicious meals.
No, I don’t work for too long, I’m a part-time food blogger/chef, and would normally spend 2-3 hours in the kitchen, but I believe as a food blogger it takes more time to decide what to cook next :p
3. After entering into the kitchen and planning what to make next, what is that one thing that motivates you to not leave the kitchen?
The thing that motivates me the most, is the level of creativity and expertise required for this, it’s not a piece of cake trust me… You need a lot of time to actually learn how to put the right ingredients with the right amount to make that perfect meal👌.
4. If you were not a recipe developer today, then what might have been the plan B?
Well, I am actually an Msc chemistry student and a part-time chef/food blogger on Instagram, I started blogging after the lockdown, Honestly, I wasn’t very fond of cooking, I always loved eating more than every other person does, but after the lockdown, I got plenty of time to actually learn the art of cooking. All thanks to my mom for having so much patience and faith in me through the journey. I was always interested in photography, art & craft as my hobbies but never really thought about cooking, after the lockdown I realized how cooking too requires an artistic mind and skills.
5. If you can share with us some of the weirdest food combinations that you may have stumbled upon that still made the food look appealing and taste delicious?
I do have one, it was cheese omelet Maggi pizza, I know it was like the three best things combined in one dish. I wanted to make a pizza that day and later thought I should make omelet as the base and then I put some Maggi on top with melted cheese. It was super yummy but a weird combination.
6. Since we are in the state of a pan¬demic, we highly need to consider the health factors and plan ways to boost up our immunity, what are the foods that pack in a lot of vitamins, proteins, and iron? How can we amalgamate these powerhouses to make the food appealing?
A) “Bael ka juice” – bael fruits are a power punch of various nutrients like beta-carotene, protein, riboflavin and vitamin C. It is loaded with vitamin B1 and B2, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, carotene.
B) “beetroot ka juice” – it is packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C, beetroot juice have many health benefits.
7. Please share with us your nuggets of wisdom for all the young talented chefs who are endlessly preparing themselves to become one of the same versions as you in their near future.
Always try to do your best, never take shortcuts while cooking, and take your time to identify your personal approach to cooking and create your own identity.
8. Who has been your inspirational chef?
My mom has been my inspirational chef from day one, I always wanted to cook and style like my mom, and I’m still learning from her every day.
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