Hello and Namaste! Welcome to My Fancy Pantry!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Shari and I reside in Rochester, Minnesota with my husband, Piyush, and our son, Arjun. We also have two (very) neurotic cats, Penny and Harry.
Before I met Piyush, I was a horrible cook. My idea of “fancy” was throwing a pound of ground meat in the slow-cooker along with a couple chopped potatoes. If I was feeling really adventurous, I’d maybe throw a carrot or two in as well. It’s true! My “crack-pot” creations were legendary! …and I don’t mean that in a good way.
Luckily for Piyush, that all changed. Once we were married, I started seeing food as a hobby instead of a chore–and that made all the difference.
I enjoy making, eating and sharing food with friends and family and introducing my (often) picky toddler to different flavors and cuisines.
I don’t discriminate (usually), but I do have a soft spot for a steaming cup of chai and a spicy Indian curry!
Aside from sharing what I’ve learned and what I’m cooking, I hope to also blog about our trips, life with a toddler and our adventures around India…
but it will mostly be about the food :)!