About

I am Anita. Currently based in California but born and brought up in Mumbai, India. I moved to California in 2011 and since then my photo 19 150x200 About life has been a roller coaster ride. Every day I learn something new. It can be about US culture, Information Technology or Photography!
After coming here I developed my two passions..Cooking and Photography. Before marriage I never felt the need to cook or infact didn’t even try to learn cooking. I was pampered a lot at home by mom and sister-in-law. Every day they asked me what I want to eat and I used to get it readymade:)
Marriage took away this luxury. Though Ritesh, my husband never forced me to cook but I was tired of eating the Indian Food in restaurants which never pleased my taste buds. I was left with no option but to learn cooking. Thanks to Tarla Dalal & Sanjeev Kapoor cooking websites who were my savior in this whole trial, errors and learning process.
Today I can cook a decent meal which is healthy, nutritious and most important TASTY:)  I love to invite friends over for dinner. They always asked me the recipes for the dishes which I served which was an inspiration for me to write a food blog:)
Photography was my first passion which I later incorporated with clicking my recipe pictures. I realized that good food                 photography can fulfill your appetite visually! As we all know ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ I have focused a lot on food captures on this blog. A pictorial presentation is the most appealing. Apart from food photography I love clicking portraits and landscapes. You can visit Anita MokashiPhotography to view some of my captures.
Writing this blog has enhanced my knowledge about food history, food photography and food nutrition facts which I have shared in my recipes. Most of the recipes on this blog are Indian but I try to share recipes from other cuisines too.
A special thanks to My Mom who has been the best cook for me and whom I bug now and then to ask about traditional Maharashtrian recipes. My dad always taught me that serving food to someone is a good deed and thus I can’t thank him enough for this lesson! Oh..and obviously how can I forget to thank my dear soul mate, Ritesh who was guinea pig for all my experiments in the kitchen. He gave me all sorts of appreciation and criticism which improved my culinary skills!
I am so glad that you guys have visited my blog and spared your valuable time to read it:)
Do write to me in case of feedback, question and doubts:
anita@cravecookclick.com or send me message on my facebook page
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9 Responses

  1. Chirag Joshua Ravel
    Chirag Joshua Ravel September 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm | | Reply

    Awesome.. Anita … This is such a great joy to see your website… Wish you all the best and I sure am gonna be a regular visitor as we share the two common interests…

  2. Monica
    Monica February 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm | | Reply

    awesome! I love your recipes cant wait to try them!

  3. Shruti Palkar
    Shruti Palkar January 29, 2014 at 11:12 am | | Reply

    Hey!!! You have taken your love for food to a different level! I have kept following your recipes as and when they come up on Ritesh’s FB page. I was a newbie to this world of cooking until we moved to London and with no family around online food blogs and sanjeev kapoor were my saviours. But now your blog is bookmarked on my phone and mac…….I just love your recipes :)))

  4. Radhika Vasanth
    Radhika Vasanth February 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm | | Reply

    Happy to follow you Anita. You have a beautiful blog and your photographs are gorgeous.

  5. Vasudha Vemula
    Vasudha Vemula July 8, 2014 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    You inspire me Anita!

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