And I would like to thank all those who wait patiently while I click the food

This is so cooooooool!

My first Blogger's award. I always use to wonder about Blogger's awards... and what they meant. And secretly wondered whether I would ever get one. And then I got a gmail update in the morning saying that I got the Super Scribbler's Award.

And what makes it special is that this is from Rushina. Rushina is passionate about food. So is just about everybody who comes to this blog. BUT she followed her passion and has even set up her company around food - reviews, tie ups with gourmets, books, food consulting... she is one busy foodie and very, very inspiring. And the great thing is that she has begun blogging again at The Perfect Bite. So you can head there for the real McCoy.

These blogger awards have rules so here they are:

For details of this award and its beginnings, visit the original post and blog that started it all: The Scholastic Scribe
As with all Bloggy Awards, there are rules that go with the award:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to five most deserving bloggy friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog and link to the original post at The Scholastic Scribe which explains The Award.
  • Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit the original post at The Scholastic Scribe and add his/her name to the Mr Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules to his/her blog.

Phew... hope I did all of that.

Here's my list of five. These are what we call top of mind in market research. There are a number of great blogs that I read and I thought that the only way to put five is to not think too much. So here they are in no particular order:

  • Jessica and Lon of Food Mayhem. This is the first food blog that I began to follow. The frequency of posts, the quality of pictures that draw you in and the way they make the blog so interesting even for someone who has never visited their city is really inspiring
  • Shanky of Lotsafood ... an unabashed foodie who threw a party because he got mishti doi from Calcutta! His blog is witty and informative. My only complaint is that he doesn't write often enough and I am really hungry for more
  • Sharmila of Kichhu Khon... I normally don't go to recipe blogs/ books unless I am looking for something specific. I like her blog for the simplicity with which she writes about recipes. And if that doesn't tempt you to try the recipe then the photos do. And yes, I read it even if I am not looking for a recipe
  • Scarlett of Just Can't Get Enough, a non food blog! I've been reading her blog for a while for some frank, forthright, sage and humorous posts from someone who belongs to a profession where these are very rare qualities
  • Parul of Bringing Up Adi, a hilarious not just Mommy Blog. I also put it on the list as she is a blogger whom I know who has published a book too. So it's not an urban legend

Those who didn't make it to the list... I am not that important.

Those who made it to the list, you didn't hear that.

PS Perhaps I should dedicate this to all the teachers who used to complain about my handwriting. Thanks to the keyboard, one can scribble, legibly!


Hi Kalyan,

Thank You!!!! We really appreciate you choosing us and the nice things you had to say about us.

BTW, I love your ending so much:

"Perhaps I should dedicate this to all the teachers who used to complain about my handwriting. Thanks to the keyboard, one can scribble, legibly!"

Jessica & Lon
Sharmila said…
Thanks Kalyan! Your desc of my blog put a smile on my face .. which is ... believe me ... a much needed thing in my life right now. :-)
Am doing kinda ok ... hopefully will get back to blogging as soon as some edible stuff is created in my kitchen ... right now it is all about juices/veggie broth/pureed veggies. :-(
And your header snap is killing me ... the last one was tempting enough ... and this one is a killer too. :-) Way to go!
Scarlett said…
Hey thank you for the award. My first award...YAYYYY!!! I be picking it up & passing it on right now! :)
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Hey Jessica, Lon... thanks, my handwriting's got me a lot of grief right through to college

Hi Sharmila, hope things seem brighter soon. Take care and have a lot of chicken soup

Hey Scarlett, maybe we should go to Sardar to celebrate ;)
Pinku said…
Hey Congratulations on the award. The first one always does feel very very precious.

Enjoy the feeling.

Loved the mutton kasha pic ....but am somehow missing the rolls too...they were just so droolworthy..
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Hey thanks, Pinku. Very true. You on your trip right now?

Thought I'll move on from a snack to a main course... will search for a good dessert header picture now
Love your style of writing... Well deserved award...
Pinku said…
hi....back from the u guys coping with the swine flu threat??
Kalyan Karmakar said…
hey Sumoo, that's very flattering. it's been great getting to know more of Eastern India through your blog. Hi Pinku, so you went to Wagah? Wow. Swine flue seems remote right now though people who take public transport do wear masks. Was a bit on tenterhooks when i had a runny nose and sore throat just before guests came the other day. Warm water and rum saw me through
k said…