Hi, I'm Archana. Welcome to The Yum Factor, my little corner on the web !
I enjoy cooking and find it really therapeutic to work in the kitchen and see the joy my food brings to those I serve!
I tend to get bored of similar type of food everyday and so I'm always trying my hand at different cuisines. I do make a lot of substitutions, using whatever I have on hand and luckily for me, my son and husband are always willing to trying out anything that I make.
Over the years, I have noted down recipes from my mom, mother-in-law, relatives friends, neighbours, TV shows, recipe books – you get the idea – basically from anyone who has cooked something I liked!
I have come back home and tried out the recipe, but invariably, though it turned out well, it would just not taste the same. It could be an ingredient that I left out or tried substituting for, or most of the time, it’s because the person cooking just has this magic touch that I don’t!!
This is what I call "the yum factor" - that special something that makes all the difference !
We moved from Bangalore to Ahmedabad couple of years back and lived out of a guest house for months, eating the same type of food on a daily basis. I started this blog when we moved to our own place and I had the kitchen back in my hands.
It was a new place and I had no friends, no job and was bored to death. Cooking and blogging helped me keep my sanity through it all!
I have graduated from my maggi noodles dinner days to actually baking bread for breakfast and its been fun all along.
You will find a lot of Mangalorean / Konkani recipes that I have learnt from my Ma apart from the many culinary experiments in my kitchen
If you'd like to contact me, drop in a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you like the recipes here. Happy Cooking !