Food & spirits

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 03, 2019 12:18 hrs

Q) How big a foodie you are?<br>Hundred per cent. Not only do I take pleasure in food, I also seek inspiration from it. I look forward to travelling because I want to try new cuisines. I fall in love with people when they cook great food or their taste matches mine. I feel it's at the core of my world, which is sad, but also good. Food is on my mind all the time.

Q) Your favourite cuisine?<br>My favourite cuisine keeps changing, but I love Indian food. I also love Thai, Italian, French cuisines. It's too hard. I can't pick one cuisine. But my current favourite is Italian.

Q) Do you cook?<br>I love cooking. And I cook really well, but I have so many chef friends that I am scared to cook before them. Though I've cooked only a few times in the past year because of all the work, but I really look forward to weekends when I can cook and I do everything from scratch. It's like spiritual thing for me.

Q) When you buy food, do you read the label?<br>Whenever I buy food I try to ensure that the product is fresh and organic, and has less preservatives.

Q) You recently joined The Doers Club. Tell us about it.<br>Though I found the idea of collaboration with a chef to curate a menu interesting, I was a bit unsure of working with a scotch brand, because I have seen these commercials based on male bonding over whisky. Ironically, some of the best whisky drinkers that I know and that I like to drink with are women. But my love for the perfect old-fashioned whisky sour has evolved from the age of 21 to 32, and I love enjoying these cocktails with my girlfriends. So I thought it was cool that a scotch brand was reaching out to two women for collaboration and breaking the stereotype of bro-ship. Every cool girl that I know enjoys her scotch as much as a man and we discuss anything to everything while having it.

(Puja Gupta can be contacted at puja.g@ians.in)