How do people find this blog: 5 keyword goof ups

Which Beatles record started as egg and bacon? If you search for this in Google, which website would you land in? Beatles official site, some record store or a music review website may be possible options. But surely not a site on Bengali food?

But this site had received such visitors. And several more thanks to keywords like ā€“ mishti doi food poisoning, how to color diya crafts etc.

Read on for a funny treatise on keyword traffic.

Bengali Food Bloggers Interview Part #1

How much do you know about your favourite food bloggers? Do you know how he/she started cooking? Or, his/her first dish? Or, his/her fav kitchen companion? I doubt you know all the answers. Thats because there aren’t too many sites that bring out the ‘persona’ behind the blogs.

Well, not anymore. Starting today, you would get to know the personal side of several food bloggers.

Today, we feature Jayashree Mandal of Spice and Curry (from the Top 7 Bengali Food Blog list we came up with 6 months back).

As they say in Bangalore, Enjoy Madi.

Monthly Mingle RoundUp Part #2

Indulge in 4 winter fruit recipes, 13 mouth watering side dishes and 5 potpourri winter recipes from 9 countries. Feast on the spicy grilled broccolis or the Malaysian style Noodles.

Taste the delicious guacamole with some chips or quesadillas. Savour some groovy winter special recipes from all around the world to pamper your taste buds.

This is the part 2 of Monthly Mingle Roundup. The first part had entries under the categories of soups and bakes. The second part covers the rest of the submissions under fruits, sides and others.

Do let us know which entry you loved the most.

Monthly Mingle RoundUp Part #1

Savour 6 different soups and as many different bakes from bloggers across the world. Tickle your taste buds with the Ukranian Borscht in this chilly winter or the quick and easy to cook butternut squash and chestnut soup.

Bite on the adapted version of the French Gratin Dauphinois or pamper your sweet tooth with the upside down cranberry cakes.

For more entries at the Monthly Mingle: Winter Fruits and Vegetables stay tuned till tomorrow.

Potpourri: The Carnival of Bengali Cuisine #1

Which is the best online resource for interesting links Bengali Food? Can’t remember? Well, you can’t find it because there isn’t any. But there is a silver lining.

Starting today, every alternate Saturday we’ll talk about several interesting aspects of Bengali food – influence of popular culture, bengali food in bengal, outside bengal, heritage and history and issues of the day.

Here’s Potpourri Edition 1 for you. Please contribute and spread the word.

P.S.: Cook Like a Bong clocked 1 lakh pageviews in 6 months and 100 facebook fans in 3 weeks. šŸ™‚

Carnival of Salads

Festive season brings cheers, laughter and rendezvous with family and friends. It also brings High calorie foods and weight gain. The last month being the time for merriment and holidays, Iā€™m sure most of you have put on some weight. Most likely, you have made a New Year resolution (oh that annual word!) to have low calories healthy diet at least for next 2 months.

The rich and spicy food during the vacations calls for a month of non-spicy, non-greasy yet tasty food. Lets mark the next 1 month where we cook (and write about) Salads.

Microwave Chocolate-Honey Spiral Cookies

We are not perfect and so some disastrous things come out of the kitchen. When it comes to baking, most of the time I end up into a mess. All thanks to Indrani, this was probably the first time I tried baking something in the microwave and they turned out great.
The crunchy and colorful looking cookies was an appealing anytime snacks for my family and friends.

Dim Posto-Sarse (Egg with poppy-mustard paste )

An awesome short trip to the Himalayas to visit one of the holiest shrines of Hinduism, the Vaishno devi temple – that is how I started this New Year. The first post of this year has a small anecdote of my trip and also some photos to feast on the beauty of the Himalayas. While talking about feast, how can I forget about the recipe, of course you’ll find one here – as the title says, its a simple yet spicy egg curry in mustard and poppy paste.