I am Vishakha, the human behind this personal food blog, Sublime Palate. Sublime Palate is my personal blog – my creative playground where I write about my food stories, this suburban life with my family, fun recipes that I create in my kitchen and some cherished family recipes.
I’m Indian by birth and a citizen of the world by belief. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two adorable boys (age 4 and 9). We are a food loving family who love to cook, experiment with flavours and try everything new!
For 9 years, I was a workaholic living the corporate life, when I decided things needed to change. I took on the hardest job on this planet – being the primary caregiver to my 2 babies. I am still learning to embrace the beauty of the suburban life and tackle the challenges with an open mind!
Before living in the ‘burbs, I lived in Singapore for 14 years where I worked, got married, got friends like family, became a Mom and discovered my immense passion for food!
Most of my childhood was spent in Bhubaneshwar and Delhi. We traveled to my grandparents home in Bihar for summer holidays. (Now that explains my fascination with train journeys and farms.)
However, the best days of my life (as a child) were the summers I spent in Dhaka. My father worked in Dhaka for many years. Dhaka is a food heaven with such warm and hospitable people who treat you like family!
I have had a long time love affair with Thai Food! It all started when I moved to Bangkok with my parents for my undergrads. Living there was instrumental in teaching me how humans thrive in diversity and openness.
My core beliefs:
Women are strong beyond measure. I know it for a fact in every cell of my body! All we need is to recognize our own worth, stop waiting for permission and stand up for ourselves as well as others.
Living in different parts of the world shapes and grows your mind organically. It makes you realize that at the end of the day, we are all just the same. We love our families. We worry about our children’s health and safety. We want to be happy and live meaningful lives.
If you are still reading, Thank You!
Now, here are some more random facts about me:
I helped my Mom in the kitchen for as far back as I can remember! I was 18 when I prepared a full dinner for guests – a family of three – They survived!
Always dreamt of going to Culinary school, but life got in the way. I secretly spend time browsing the website of Culinary School of America.
Yoga and meditation are my fitness tools. I started doing yoga about 2 years ago and it has been life changing!
A chilled beer, great food and conversations with good friends – That’s my way to unwind after a long day.
Also, I dance like nobody’s watching!
Now, I’d love to know more about you too! Drop me a comment below and tell me something about yourself.
Thank you 🙂
34 thoughts on “Who is sublime palate?”
Brilliant “Who am I” page 🙂 Love your site all the way around!
thanks a lot!! I’m very happy u like this space! Hope there will be more interesting things in the days/months to come:)
Great post to test the taste bud of recipe hungry people here…
thank you Ajay. Glad you like this space 🙂
I’m just learning to blog and your site is inspirational. great recipes too!
thanks! that’s a big compliment!:-)
I enjoyed checking out your excellent blog! You have many recipes that sound delicious and the photos accompanying make the look even more appetizing!
thanks Julie! Hope there will be many more to come:)
I love your work.
thank you Lloyd!:)
Hi, V, enjoyed reading ur blog and loved the recipes, in such simplicity and luv u have put everything from heart! A very good blog for hungry people !!
thank you Anuradha for stopping by and leaving a note, Glad u like what you saw 🙂
I loved the perspective that you take on your travel! Gastronomic one! My wife, Indira, loves food and goes after understanding the process and recipe when we travel. I have been blogging photo-stories and urging her to write travelogues with food dimension. I have bookmarked and sent the link to her. She will go through and will be delighted and inspired. Thanks.
You may like a couple of my latest ones…
If you have time, go through other photoessays too and give me feedback.
Love and regards.
What a treasure-house of delight I have stumbled upon!! I shall savour each post with relish!!
The photography, the writing and the recipes- Just one word- SUPERLATIVE!
awww.. thank you so much!!:) You just made my day!
Hello, I have nominated your blog for the Reader Appreciation Award over at my blog.
Hi Vishakha, I have nominated you for the ‘Kreativ Blogger Award’. Please come by to collect the award here – https://colorodyssey.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/blogger-awards/
cool! thank you Ritu!:)
Hi Vishakha, it’s such a pleasure hopping into your blog… I’m so glad that you left your comments in mine… your definition about yourself is so comprehensive yet makes such a strong statement… feels like a déja vu as well – only that I can never write so less. Your photographs are amazing – will take time to have gone through the blog. Right now, all I can say is that I’m happy to be following:)
Thanks Ishita for the follow:) It was tough to write so little 😉 I need to write to speak my heart out and in the process, I too, write a LOT. It is almost like my thoughts gets instantly translated to words.. I need to make an effort to write less and condense my thoughts.. Thanks for following my blog. I really enjoyed reading your writeups about Bong food. Look forward to more 🙂
Vishakha, I have versatile blogger award waiting for you on my blog! Congrats!!! xoxo
Thanks so much Anita!:-) That’s really nice of you to have thought of me. 🙂
OMG!! I love your photography!! Jealous me, hahaha!!!
You have got a very good stuff, all recipes are sooo interesting. Thanks for sharing….
Thank you Prateeksha.. You are too kind 🙂
Thanks for sharing yourself with us in this wonderful blog.
Hey Sublime Palate, I am pleasantly surprised to find you, I think along with all the things you said you are, you are also a true artist, not bound by a single medium of expression, hence versatile, and you definitely excel in all the forms you wish to express yourself. Carry on….proud of you!
Hiii 🙂 Those words mean a lot!! I’m touched. Thank you for the encouragement and for liking my work.. 🙂
Hey Hi, I like the way you have been creative with your recipes……I have tried some of them and they all came out really well !! I have nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award, please go through the below link to check the same……http://cooknutritious.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/versatile-blogger-award/
TC and Enjoy !!
Hi Vishakha, nice presentation of your recipes… I loved your simple writing in detail & pics. Keep it going…..
Hi… appreciate your website. Do you have recipe for tisi lauki ki sabzi? Please share.
Looking for lost bihari receipes,any one can help.
Hi Visha，this is Bonnie ^^ Support you always 🙂 Love