My Story

adventures of a food-obsessive in NYC, living one bite at a time

I’m from Kolkata, India, which means food equals life. Whenever I visit, I eat (and eat and eat). On a trip in January 2010, in between mouthfuls of rice and curries and amazing sweets, I decided to start a food blog. My goal was to work my way through my family’s repertoire of traditional Indian (mostly Bengali) food, while also carving my own niche in the kitchen. Ishita Singh

As a (no longer so-) recent college graduate, there’s a lot to learn (and not a lot of space to do it — tiny kitchens are unfortunately a way of life in NYC). Though I haven’t made much headway into conquering the family cookbook (to be fair, it is a never-ending, always-expanding trove of goodies), I’ve had a few successes.

In my mind, the best kind of meal is one that is, in the words of Don Draper:

simple, but significant

I strive to cook seasonally, and with health in mind. I used to eat garbage (gummy bears for dinner?), but as I move through my 20s, I’ve realized that you really are what you eat. I’m trying to incorporate more vegetables into my life, but then again, sometimes I just want cake.

Things I couldn’t live without: coffee, chocolate (the darker the better), summer peaches, mushrooms, brunch, Brussels sprouts, cheese, crossword puzzles and anything from Spain (but especially a cold bottle of cava).

The only thing I love more than thinking about food is talking about it, so I’d love to hear from you!

For more information, please email me at bitesoutoflife [at] gmail [dot] com or visit

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All text and photos © Ishita Singh 2010-15, unless otherwise noted.

5 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Melanie Kahn

    I so enjoy your recipes and blogs that I would love to receive monthly articles/recipes on a regular basis.
    Do you have an email list, and if so can I subscribe to this?

    1. Ishita S. Post author

      Hi Melanie, thanks! I don’t have an email list yet, but I’ll be setting one up in the new year — I’ll let you know once it’s ready!

  2. Laurie Brenner

    Hi Ishita!
    Awesome blog and obviously your food choices work well for the body as well as the palate; since you are able to do amazing things with your running. Just want to wish you the very best of luck in the New York Marathon this weekend. I’m sure you’ll be eating right before and especially after!


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