Considered one of the best blogs on Delhi’s street food, Eat and Dust was started in 2009 by British food writer Pamela Timms. We browsed through her site to see who she is and why you should add her blog to your ‘favourites’ list.
Her life “When I moved to Delhi from Edinburgh four years ago, I realised I’d met my match. I have spent most of my life eating, cooking or thinking about food, but compared to many Indians, I’m a lightweight.”
“Eat and Dust is an attempt to chronicle my food adventures in India and a one-woman crusade to urge everyone to ‘eat street’.”
Her recent posts
Delhi’s First Farmer’s Market
Uparwali Chai at Sanskriti Kendra
Jain Sa’ab — the Gordon Ramsay of Daryaganj
An Old Delhi Street Food Walk
Why should you read this blog?
It discovers street food vendors and succinctly describes their food, helpfully providing a Google map to the destination as well. Another attraction are the lovely photos.
Excerpt from her latest entry (March 24)
“Yesterday, (I) saw Delhi’s first ever farmer’s market in Shanti Niketan. It was a small affair, running on Indian Standard Time (at the appointed hour there wasn’t a stallholder in sight!). But there were many eager customers. I came home with a stash of fresh veggies (including some gorgeous Swiss Chard), Brie-like cheese and a jar of guava jam.”
A fan’s comment “I have been a Delhite since birth and am impressed with your great understanding of Delhi’s food treasures. I hope your ‘Eat street movement’ continues and grows stronger despite the heat and dust of Delhi.”
A sample tweet from Pamela’s twitter account “Celebrating Navratra with divine bowl of moong dal ki halwa — you gotta love fasting Hindu-style!”
Blog address http://eatanddust.wordpress.com
– Compiled by Mayank Austen Soofi