My first post

This is it. After weeks (months?) of subjecting friends and family to talk of starting a food blog this is my first post. And I seem to be at a loss for words. After all, what could I possibly add to the tens of thousands of well written blogs out there, the vast majority of which (so it seems) featuring drool-inducing pictures and professionally-developed recipes? But, a blog seemed like a great outlet for someone as obsessed about food as I and, fortunately, my goals are far more modest. This one is basically a chronicle of, to use a cliche, my culinary adventures and a reference, of sorts, for my favorite recipes. (You can read more here.)

What can you expect to find here? The name of this blog provides a clue: “Oishii” (美味しい) means tasty in Japanese, and “rasoi” (રસોઈ) is cooking in Gujarati (and other Indian languages). It combines words from the two cultures I have a connection to (more on that in a future post), and it embodies the fact that I like to eat and cook food from all parts of the world (easy when one lives in New York). Not that my cooking is completely random. It tends toward “Asian”and “Mediterranean” flavors. And anything involving anchovies!

And that’s all I have to say today. While I cook practically everyday (New Yorkers do cook, you know), I probably won’t get around to posting everyday (having a day job and all that boring stuff). But I’ll try to keep to a weekly update schedule. So stay tuned!

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3 Responses to “My first post”

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    asao — September 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Congratulations on your new blog!!
    Definitely I stay tuned.

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    Itaru Sato — December 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    We share one thing that we like to eat. I keep visiting your blog.
    Thanks Takenaka-sensei for your update.

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      Samar — December 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm


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