Blogger Chandrima Sarkar is the Author and Founder of Award-winning Food Blog Not Out of the Box. Born and brought up in Kolkata she moved to Delhi after her marriage. She has studied Fine Arts and Bengali literature. She was a Visual Designer before becoming a full-time blogger.
What is the story behind your blog’s name?
The name Not Out of the Box is my answer to the so-called phrase ‘Out of the Box’. I believe there is
nothing out of the box and everything has its own pre-defined boundaries.
Our thought process always starts with knowledge from our surroundings. Whatever we learned, saw,
heard, and believed from our childhood we try to put them in a box, and during our practice, we took
ingredients out of it only.
Let’s explain with an example, in a Fresh Fruit Cake globally we use few specific types of fruits, but we
never use Olive or Jackfruit.
Whats your blog about? Who reads it? How long have you been blogging?
Not Out of the Box is a food blog. The food I cook in the kitchen for my family, the cakes I bake and
the desserts I make all the recipes can be seen here. Along with this, there are certain brands whose
products I found useful, and I write about them on my blog likewise, it’s about sharing every
experience of my life around food through my blog. Most of the readers of my blog are those who
love to cook for themselves or their friends/family. I love the ‘farm to table’ concept hence always
encourage my readers to cook at home with local, fresh produce with most basic spices. Also, a large
number of my readers are those people who are enthusiastic about Food Photography. I’m into
blogging for more than 4 years. Not Out of the Box was born as a Facebook Page originally, and it spent
there near about 2 years, it’s my readers who pushed me to think about starting a blog.
Which part of blogging excites you most: the recipe development, the post writing, or the photography?
It’s Photography, Recipe development and Post writing in this order.
What are the three most popular posts ever on your blog?
Bengali Mutton Curry
Eggless Chocolate Mousse
Eggless Dark Chocolate Cake
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