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Aashritha Daggubati

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For someone who lives life the way it must be there is much to learn and emulate from Aashritha Daggubati.

I did this email interview with her where she came across as warm and thoughtful and it was a great experience writing this. Her fondest memories have a strong link with food, symbolizing adventure, family, togetherness and love. 

Image courtesy Aashritha Daggubati
Image courtesy Aashritha Daggubati

“When I started my YouTube channel, I was living in Barcelona and I started documenting local food, culture and travel – which was a lot of fun and a great way to settle into a new city. When back in India on a holiday, I loved nothing more than having my fill of comforting home food. I realised the imminent need to learn recipes and capture traditions that face the danger of being lost to time. In that spirit we decided to go one step further and share our home food experiences with my subscribers. What started as an exercise to learn from our home cooks quickly expanded to broader conversations about family culinary history. For example we realized very late that no one had captured my Jeji’s  (Moms’ Grand Mother) recipes. She didn’t write them down because she was born a great cook and didn’t feel the need to measure her ingredients. One of her children’s great regrets is that they did not document the way she cooked. In that spirit I took a greater interest in my camera shy Ammamma’s cooking and even managed to trick her to teach us on video. It’s been a wholesome experience and I’ve managed to capture some tender loving moments I can treasure,” she says.

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