One of the earliest lessons I learnt as an aspiring blogger were about the significance of being active on social media. As I began to follow various blogging communities on twitter, a couple of bloggers came across to me as extremely level headed and straight forth in their opinion. Mayuri Nidigallu was one amongst them. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I said that I was totally in awe of her blog posts that were full of practical wisdom and her opinions that she shared via her twitters. Given that I have been carrying a tarot deck with me for almost 12 years now, in hope of learning it someday and the fact that Mayuri Nidigallu is a Tarot Reader created an additional pull towards her. So I was not surprised at myself, when I pounced on the opportunity to review her book that was published with the #BlogchatterEbookCarnival this year.
Food and Memories – that is what her book is all about. Food has the power to keep you connected to your past, even as it evolves to fit the future. Come walk down memory lane with her as she shares with you her favourite foods, and memories.
Twenty six delicacies packed into one book is every cooking enthusiasts dream come true. It was the same for me. The regional recipes discussed by Mayuri are sure shot hits in many households. Their description along with tales of Mayuri’s fond memories about these foods was successful in piquing my interest in quite a couple of them. And oh! How I love the Bengali sweets that found way to her list of ‘must savor’ foods.
But I have to admit, that more than the food stories, it was the little stories that Mayuri shared about her personal life that clinched the deal for me. The best thing I like about Mayuri’s writings is her sense of humor. Her chucklesome description of big and small snippets of her life made me fall in love with her – the person a little more.
The short snippets not only give a peek-a-boo into the life of an extremely sorted person but also emphasize on some primitive values that one should follow in life. These attitudes and values are the key to living a simple yet fulfilling life.
Trivia – The author claims that her Rajasthani mother and Punjabi father had an arranged marriage. And that she herself tied the knot with a Telegu guy which again was an arranged match. I wish there were more such families that I could boast about and feel hopeful about mankind rising above the shallow shackles of caste, color and creed.
P.S. – I would still insist that you write a story about how your parents came to marry each other and ditto for you and your husband. Am I being obtrusively pushy ?
This book review has been written as a part of the Blogchatter Ebook Carnival.