About the Home Cooking Collective
Welcome! I’m Karishma, and I run the Home Cooking Collective. I am a culinary researcher and a seasoned home cook of 15+ years. Here at the Home Cooking Collective, we believe that cooking is the gourmet's act of self-care.
I see cooking as an act of love and a form of relaxation. Home Cooking Collective offers a diverse collection of flavorful, small-batch recipes made from scratch. In addition to these recipes, I also offer workshops and cooking guides aimed at creating memories and moments of joy for you in the kitchen.
Ready to get started? Check out my start here page for recipe inspiration, or read on below to learn more about me!
On a dewy morning in the summer of sixth grade, I sat down in the living room to watch some tv. That day, I flipped through the television channels to Food Network. Entranced by the personalities of Rachel Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, and Emeril Lagasse, that morning marked the start of a deep love and connection with cooking.
Throughout middle school and high school, I watched every Food Network show imaginable, scoured food blogs for their favorite meals, and stained the pages of countless cookbooks as I attempted to perfect recipes such as chicken piccata, homemade marinara sauce, and cioppino stew. Every Thanksgiving, I enlisted my family as my sous-chefs and spent hours in the kitchen creating an extensive spread of dishes.
I continued cooking throughout college and as a working adult, inviting friends over for brunches and dinner parties to share homemade pasta, ice cream, or a re-creation of the latest meal I tried at a restaurant. Even on weeknights, after coming home tired and exhausted from the work day, I found solace in cooking; the simple act of sifting through my pantry to brainstorm a delicious weeknight meal was enough to restore my energy.
Eventually, I turned my love of cooking into a full-time job as a professional recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. My recipes are extensively researched and tested, and I provide lots of tips and tricks to eliminate any sources of stress in your cooking process.
I firmly believe that the act of cooking can be a source of therapy - whether it's kneading a batch of dough, grinding spices, or creating a special meal for family. And I hope, with my recipes, you, too, will find joy and relaxation in cooking.
What You'll Find on My Blog:
- Globally inspired dishes with bold flavors, with a focus on Italian and Indian dishes that are pescatarian-friendly. You can browse through all of the different cuisines here.
- Comforting, cozy small-batch recipes for any mood or occasion, from quick weeknight dinners to relaxing weekend projects.
- Tons of scientific and intuition-based techniques with step-by-step photos aimed at teaching you the how's and why's of cooking throughout my blog posts, cooking guides, and workshops.
I wanted to create a name that emphasized my love for cozy, home cooked dishes. My ultimate dream is to be able to share recipes and food stories submitted by contributors from all across the globe, hence the 'collective' portion of the name!
Yes! Here's a curated list of recipes, from appetizers to desserts. This spicy sour cream dip with tadka is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. You can't go wrong with creamy, lemony mussels served alongside fluffy homemade focaccia. And finally, for dessert, how about an easy peach clafoutis or chocolate yogurt pots de creme?
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As a professional recipe developer and freelance food writer, I have been featured by various publications, including Food52, Taste Cooking, Edible Boston. I'm a regular contributor at Simply Recipes, where I was nominated for an IACP award!
- Edible Boston: A Coastal Feast in New England
- theKitchn: I Tried Yotam Ottolenghi’s Fried Boiled Eggs in Chili Sauce, and It Is Absolutely Magical
- theKitchn: Eric Kim’s Maple Milk Bread Tastes Like French Toast, Which Means I’ve Already Made It Twice
- Simply Recipes: Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Rolls
- Simply Recipes: My Mother's Secret Weapon in the Kitchen Is Her Spice Collection
- Taste Cooking: Yogurt Worth Celebrating
- Sach Foods: Paneer Biryani
- Icelandic Provisions: Peach Cobbler
- Barilla: French Onion Pasta
I love connecting with other home cooks!