About the Swindian
I am pleased to announce that The Swindian was voted Highly Commended in the UK Blog Awards 2016 in the Food & Drink category!
I am a London-based Swindian (Swiss-Indian) who has lived in Switzerland, the US, Spain, Scotland, Munich and London. I used to be an incredibly fussy eater and was happiest with plain rice, or pasta with a bit of butter. Over the past few years, this has changed profoundly as I have discovered the joy of eating and cooking, and this blog is a part of that.
I experiment with many different cuisines: Indian, Oriental, Western, Middle Eastern… I don’t like sticking to recipes, so I always modify based on how I feel. I love buying exotic ingredients, and my cupboard is filled with fenugreek powder, truffle oil and green bean noodles. I am also constantly on the hunt for interesting vegetarian recipes, as I am vegetarian one month a year. You can find all my recipes at the top of the site, sorted by cuisine, as well as some dinner party guides based on previous ones I have hosted.
Whilst I love cooking, I also enjoy eating out, which is why I have also included reviews of my favourite restaurants. I like places that are good value but don’t compromise on quality, and I don’t hold back in my reviews – you will always see good and bad experiences. Most of the restaurants are in London, a hub of incredible cuisine but as I travel a lot, I’ve also included restaurants in Barcelona, Munich and St Andrews, amongst others.
I am constantly on the hunt for ways to expand my culinary knowledge, and you can read about these adventures on the ‘foodie experiences’ page, which include some very educational cooking classes!
If you ever recreate any of my recipes, or visit a restaurant I’ve recommended, I would love to hear about it through comments, tweets, or emails!
I rarely depart from food, but I did once write a love letter to London, which you can read here.