Hi! I’m so glad you stopped by.
My name is Heena and this blog is my playground for everything related to – you guessed it – food, travel and photography.
I grew up in Bombay, India – a veritable melting pot of cultures and my job as a software engineer/analyst (yes, you are allowed to yawn) gave me a unique opportunity to travel, which in turn opened my eyes to new experiences. This blog was my way of sharing those stories until it became a lot more.
I took a good hard look at my life one day and realized that this is not where I want to be. While I sat in front of the computer analyzing business flows, all I really wanted to do was bake and cook and travel. Someone told me once that life is a matter of choices. If you want to live, choose. So I did. I spent the next year in Paris learning the art of pastry and bread baking at ESCF Ferrandi following which I honed my skills at French pâtisserie Carette.
Back in Mumbai, I created innovative and playful plated desserts as the head pastry chef at Ellipsis for a year and a half. These days I’m planning my next adventure and can be found running experiments in the quest for the most delectable eclairs, tender madeleines and other French pâtisserie in my own test kitchen. On the rare days that I’m not baking, I can be found with my nose in a book or on a travel path that will almost invariably lead to food.
You can find out more about the story of this blog, why I started it, and answers to questions like – what on earth is a tiffin? – here…