Blogger Finely Chopped:-
Blogger Kalyan Karmakar is one of India’s earliest food and travel bloggers and has authored the book, The Travelling Belly, published by Hachette India. Blogger Finely Chopped is a freelance food writer and consultant who had worked in market research in the early part of his career. His blog, www.finelychopped.net has won the FBAI 2017 Best General Food Blog award and he has won the Godrej Protect Power Blogger of the Year award in 2017 and the best Indian Food Blogger Award 2017 in the BHG and Social Samosa Awards. He was also the winner of the FBAI best food and travel and best general blog winner in 20165, 2016.
Why did you decide/inspired to start a food blog?
Writing is something that I have loved ever since I was a kid and the genesis of the blog began a bit more than a decade back. This is when I felt the urge to write and share my thoughts on food in general, and restaurants in particular. I also wanted to share the recipes of what I cooked as people would often ask me about these. The question was, where to do so. Blogs were new then, my wife found out how to open one, and opened the blog for me and named it Finely Chopped too. She was the one who later named my book, The Travelling Belly.
What’s your blog about? Who reads it? How long have you been blogging?
It’s about anything to with food and features stories from my life. Could be places I went to, dishes I cooked, interesting people I met, food trends etc. I’ve been blogging for more than a decade now. My readers span all demographics and are located all across the world.
Which part of blogging excites you most: the recipe development, the post writing, or the photography?
Writing. I love writing and nothing gives me more joy about blogging process than the sheer act of writing.
Is there any event you are especially looking forward to this year?
Manas Spring Festival organized by Swankar Nithinga Onsai Afat in association with the Indian Weavers Association. This is an initiative of Food Sutra by Mitali and I am super excited about it.
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