Holding generations of hand written recipes all the way from Ernakulam thanks to @rejeeve
I know i haven’t shared much in recent times cooking wise and that’s in part due to some of the prejudice I’ve received on Insta recently.. strangers who feel the need to tell me I’m not Indian enough, not showing the culture enough, doubts about my integrity as an Indian, the frustration (aka chori in malayalam) at the ‘British’ tone of my posts. There are so many ways to respond to these criticisms, and the mallu side of me could summarise it in a couple of choice words alone. It’s not cool to be an ass to people you don’t know on social media, let’s be nice to one another.
The support and acceptance from my friends and the fact that I’m holding recipes that have been hand written for me by people who don’t even know me, is enough faith for me to crusade on. It might take some time, I’m a working woman with a family to take care of but imma be working in the background 💋
I’m a Brit born Malayalee, always will be, and dare I say it - proud of it too. Oops, did I go too far? I speak manglish, but my spoken malayalam is pretty awesome. In case you don’t know what I’m doing on Instagram, I want to know how food travelled with the #migrant Keralite, I want your stories, I want to learn your recipes with its twists and adaptations. Why? Because those stories are important and they should be told.
DM me, tag me to your recipes, catch up with me over a steaming hot cup of chai. I’m writing and I want you to be a part of it.
Archana (aka Anju)
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