When I tried to Cook a Surprise for my Brother

Do you want to gift a chef? Plan a surprise for a chef? One thing you definitely shouldn’t gift them is your cooking !! I learned this 2 years ago when I tried to surprise my brother with my confident cooking skills.

My brother is a passionate foodie and an incredible chef. He is so passionate that he gets excited when he sees these..

He takes the knifes into his hand, examines them one by one and keeps looking them with awed eyes. Trust me its not a pleasant sight.

Anyway, one day unfortunately I thought I should make my brother his favorite bitter gourd curry (Karele ki sabji). So I made the curry.

Doesn’t this look nice? Of course, I was excited. However, I still dreaded to taste my cooking. As soon as my dear brother got home, I made him try the dish. Well, good for him, he dreaded my cooking as well. He played smart. Instead of tasting the bitter gourd, he took only the onions. I remember vividly what happened next. One second he put the onions in his mouth and half a second later they were out in the bin !! So I was told, I didn’t prep them well because of which the entire curry was bitter, awfully bitter. Oops !! In my defense, I made it for the first time (and the last) and I couldn’t ask my mother for the recipe because of the time difference.

But my cruel brother got joy out of my misery. By the weekend, our entire family knew the karela story and wouldn’t stop pulling my leg. I have always believed in Karma and isn’t there a saying that Karma gets to you eventually. Well, soon enough I got my revenge. The best part, I didn’t even have to work for it. On a Sunday morning, my brother decided to make Poha for breakfast. He made it, tasted it and threw it out in the bin… His reaction, “This is not even edible. I am never making Poha again!” Eureka !!! After that, whenever someone tried to pull my leg, I shared with them this little poha story and the satisfaction I got was epic.

Our entire family now knows about this. When they have to make fun of someone’s cooking they are like “Yeh toh Purva ke karele ki tarah hoh gayi” (“This is like Purva’s Bitter gourd”) or “Bhaiya ke poha ki tarah mat bana dena” (“Don’t make it like brother’s Poha”).

People who love to eat are always the best people – Julia Child

And gifting them is not very difficult. Here are pocket friendly 10 gifts ideas for a passionate chef.

If you too have some gift ideas like me, or have already gifted a chef, do tell us about it in the comments section.

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10 Gift Ideas for a Chef

Do you want to gift a chef? Plan a surprise for a chef? One thing you definitely shouldn’t gift them is your cooking !! I learned this 2 years ago when I tried to surprise my brother with my confident cooking skills. Read here for the entire story.

People who love to eat are always the best people – Julia Child

And gifting them is not very difficult. Here are pocket friendly 10 gifts ideas for a passionate chef.

1. Whenever I see this Sanjeev Kapoor’s gas oven tandoor, reminds me of mom’s homemade pizza. My mother bakes whole wheat pizzas from scratch on this tandoor.

2. My brother’s favorite… A chef Knives set

3. This condiment set for a foodie chef because they will have too many spices and no space to store them.

4. Books I recommend:

Dare Eat That: A Guide to Bizarre Foods from Around the World

There are people who travel to eat and people who travel for adventure.
And then there are those who travel to eat adventurously.

Divya and Vivek are one such couple. Dare Eat That explores their journey to eat every species on earth, at least once! This ones strictly for non vegetarians unless you want to gross them out.

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

Bread and Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread and Wine.

The Flavour of Spice: Journeys, Recipes, Stories by Marryam H. Reshii

A book that celebrates spices, and the integral ways in which they shape what we eat.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List by Mimi Sheraton

1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food.

5. Foodie dice for an experimental chef. Simply roll and accept your challenge. With over 186,000 possible combinations, these foodie dice make sure that no two meals are alike.

6. If u want to take the risk of cooking like i did…. This is my family’s blog of delicious vegetarian recipes. Please note, Poha and Karela are not part of this blog.

7. The Infinity Wireless Bluetooth Speaker are perfect for a chef who enjoys listening to podcasts / music while cooking.

8. My Mom’s favorite is this Compact Chopper with 3 blades for effortlessly chopping vegetables. She has already gifted this to a lot of friends and family.

9. Wonderchef for Master chef. This is Compact and consumes less space. Good for small portions.

10. When all else fails…Put your apron on! No matter how many clothes a chef buys, in the end apron is all that is needed.

If you too have some gift ideas like me, or have already gifted a chef, do tell us about it in the comments section.

For a gift consultation, drop an email at mycrazyscissors@gmail.com
or Book Appointment for Consultation at http://bit.ly/MyCrazyScissors

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Keep gifting !!

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