Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I’m Chandrima Sarkar. A visual designer turned self-taught home baker. I run a small bakery I Bake for You from my home, and I get overjoyed when people appreciate my baked goodies.
I’ve studied Bengali literature and did a course on Fine Arts and Graphics. Apart from my interest in painting, making crafts, sketching, stitching, and graphics, I have a great love for cooking. Born and brought up in Kolkata, I moved to North India after my marriage. I cook Bengali food regularly at home, so here you will see Bengali recipes mostly. I love to share my old family recipes with all of you, and I’m still in search of Bengali heirloom recipes, those recipes which are less known or forgotten with time. I’ve a terrible sweet tooth, what I need to feed constantly, so, yes, I make different types of Desserts too. And they have a special place on my blog.
I need your constant suggestions, support, feedback and comments to do these things in a more and more better way. So please be there for me, always.
And those days, when I don’t cook, a plate of ‘Tandoori Chicken’ or ‘Biryani’ works best for me 😉 . Blame it on Delhi’s rich Mughlai cuisine, it has made me a tandoori maniac.
NOB (Not Out of the Box) has started when Sufi (my daughter) was 1.5 yr. old. It started as a FB page. And after spending little more than 1yr on FB, I thought I should start a blog with all my recipes…so here it is, the place where I share the things what I enjoy to do most. Food Photography and Cooking. Life is precious…do what you Love!
How to Contact:
For any kind of food product reviews, professional food styling enquires, collaborations and other enquirers mail me at email@example.com
Else, just drop a message on my facebook page.
Featured & Mentions:
One of my Photograph was among the final entries in the Conceptual category for Asian Photography and Artistique 2015 (Art Exhibit and Contest).
I worked with ‘BetterButter’ as one of their Founding Chef.
Winner in ‘Best Photography’ category in ‘India’s Top Blogger Contest’ organized by BetterButter.
I’ve joined Insta Dilli Food Walk in Chandni Chowk, which was happened in the last week of March, 2016. It was a part of global Insta Meet and was supported by Instagram. Top 10 images were selected by Ms. Deeba Rajpal for capturing the theme of the walk, including one image clicked by me.
My Tilapiar Jhaal/Tilapia Fish Curry recipe published on my Blogger friend Sai’s blog Ladysphinger as a guest post.
My Cake Crumble Cream Cheese Jars with Red Wine Strawberries was published on Better Homes and Gardens India magazine’s March ’17 Anniversary issue.
My Blog got featured on Incomeboy’s Best Bloggers in India that you must follow list.
My pick about favourite dish around the world published on The Blueberry Trails.
My Pie recipes got published in Anandabazar Patrika.
IFBA Award Winner in the Best Recipe Blog Category.
My photographs got published in a Coffee Table Book named The Temporary Calcuttan by ISAR.
Worked as a Food Stylist in Grofers Mothers Day TVC.
I was featured in the 100 most Incredible Food Bloggers of India article published by World of India.
One of the Best Food Bloggers in Delhi Published by Loofre.
One of the top 3 winners of Food Photography Competition 2018 organized by Chiiz Magazine.
My Kolkata Fish Fry recipe got published in UK based magazine The Supper Club.
My photographs got published in an Anandabazar Patrika article.
Interview published on Influencer.
Interview published on Loofre.
Interview published on Travelling Camera.
A Workshop has done with German students on Indian Spices at Carmel Convent School, New Delhi.
A Workshop has done on Smartphone Food Photography for Cookpad India’s Delhi Community members.
I was invited to judge Iridescent 2018 (Capture the Market) event organized by Carmel Convent School, New Delhi.
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