In the pursuit of nourishment or sustenance
I began just really wanting to be a food blogger. Growing up in an Indian (Marathi) household, most of my young life has revolved around the intricate human relationships that develop around food. I’ve written college essays about it, committed one too many table faux pas whilst devouring dessert, and developed a complicated relationship with it all when I discovered dining halls and worked against body dysmorphia.
Throughout, I’ve discovered it’s power: to convey emotion, forge relationships, and establish tradition.
But food isn’t the only thing that nourishes — so do a piece of sky, a nap in the grass, involvement in unexpected communities.
I found this as I began to see the world: Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Spain, Morocco, Mexico and more). So my definition of Alimentarily has stretched to include the discovery of nourishment of all kinds : physical, gastric, mental, and spiritual.
Here is where I record what I find.
(All content and pictures written/taken/uploaded/loved by yours truly)
You can find my professional portfolio at shalakagole.com. This one’s just for fun, but I work too!
Currently in: Mumbai/Bombay, Maharashtra, India