This is Amisha, and I would like to introduce myself. I am a jam maker, food photographer, food stylist, and a recipe developer. I am an extremely passionate home cook, who loves to cook all dishes vegetarian, crazy about baking(yes, I bake a lot at night!), jamming and creating healthy, nourishing, fresh meals for my family. I have a very dear husband, 2 lovely kids, a girl and a boy, ages 6 and 4, and 2 adorable cats, who are brother and sister as well named Marc and Tabitha! We live in the Bay Area and are blessed to be surrounded with extremely fresh, organic produce that is a part of my daily musings with cooking.
A little bit about myself… I am originally from Mumbai – the city that never sleeps! I am a computer engineer by profession, and came to the US to study Masters. I was very fortunate to be brought up in a family that loves to eat and cook. My mom has been my constant source of inspiration, and she started teaching me to cook when I was seven years old. There was this one winter holiday, when I was 10 years old, and I took it up, upon me to use one of my mom’s cookbooks, and make a new dish everyday all by myself. There are some successes and some failures, but it was a fun adventurous experience that I still remember to date! I have always helped my mom in the kitchen, and played with spices, flavors and learnt to make things from scratch. My mom believed in fresh food on the table for every meal, and I strive to do the same for my family.
I am a big advocate of healthy, nourishing food, especially after I had my 2 little bambinos, and I hope to do the same that my mom did for our family. My then toddlers, when they started day care, would eat PBJ sandwiches, and I did not like the store bought jams, that were way too sweet and with corn syrup. I started making my own jams, and they tasted so much more better! I have given the jams to family and friends and received great feedback. I started working with different flavor profiles, and I was like, why not have other people taste the beautiful combinations as well and start selling them? That was the birth of my small business JAM LAB ! We sell jams on Etsy, Hatchery and Farm to People. The branding is done by my super talented husband, who has done the labels, postcards, look and feel of the product. I could not imagine it any other way. I want to showcase how we can use jams, not only on toast, but jams can be used for making an entire dinner, from cocktails, to appetizers, to salads, dinner and dessert!
I am also a contributing editor for TheFeedFeed, for the following feeds : 1) Jam, Jellies and Chutneys 2) Oranges 3) Gin. TheFeedFeed is a crowdsourced online digital publication and community, where the content is sourced by lovely, talented home cooks! My food photography, and recipes have been featured on TheFeedFeed, Food52, TheKitchn, BeautifulCuisines, InstyleMagazine, CookingLight, RealSimple, WilliamsSonoma, Vitamix, Ghirardelli, TodayFood as well.
Welcome to my blog, and I am so excited to have you share my journey, on my cooking adventures with Indian food, various other cuisines, baking, jamming and other musings! I would love to know more about you, so please feel free to drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂
For food styling and photography inquiries, feel feel to email me at the above address, or through the Contact Me page.
With much love from Amisha’s kitchen!