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). My most recent trip ended in January 2010, and it was there, in between mouthfuls of rice and curries and amazing sweets, that 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. IS headshot-SMALL

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). And while 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, veggie burgers, 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.

3 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!


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