A little bit about the blog name and from scratch cooking
What’s the Blog Name All About?
My name is Ekant. All through my life people have called me “I Can’t” so I thought it’d be a cheesy play on words – it’s both “Ekant, Cook Curry!” (ie, demanding that I, Ekant, cook curries!) and “I Can’t Cook Curry” (to help feel the pain of those who want to learn how to cook Indian food but area a little afraid of getting started). As you can tell, I love my cheese – I’m a marketing prof, after all!
Why don’t you use pastes & packets?
To be honest, I do, from time to time (the best, in my mind, is the Patak’s range). BUT, I also think it’s important that we know how to cook from scratch – why, you ask? Well, from my perspective, all the luxuries in our life have been created to make things quicker because we value time so much. The problem is, in saving time by using ready made microwavable meals we are slowly killing ourselves with preservatives, sodium intake and numerous other ingredients that don’t need to be there – all this is shortening our lives. So, in saving time with our cooking, we end up losing time at the end of our lives. An extra half an hour every day can mean extra years at the end of our time. No one deserves to die just because he/she wanted to save time. Take time and savour what you’ve got. Enjoy it. It’s precious. Don’t take it for granted.