Hello there! My name is Ina and I live with my husband Sean and our son Liam in New York City. I met Sean when we were 8 years old in Grade 3 in Bramalea, Canada. We lost touch when we were 13 years old. After almost 20 years, Sean went searching for me…and the rest is history! My ancestors are from India, and Sean’s ancestors are from Ireland and Scotland…so as you can imagine, our kitchen table hosts everything from creamy, curried lentils to decadent standing rib roast with homemade Yorkshire pudding.
Big Apple Curry shares my attempts to teach Indian Cooking to my husband Sean in our small Harlem kitchen! This blog tries to help explain the basics of an ancient cuisine, full of history, spices, herbs, heat, and healing properties. And doing so in a modern world where we’re all conscious of what we eat and where it comes from, while trying to be healthy, nourished, and satisfied all at the same time.
It’s about sharing a life with a man I met when I was 8 years old, and the universal quality of all cultures—the importance of family, the coziness of the home kitchen, the soul-satisfying comfort of homemade food, and the grandeur of cultural traditions. And of course, the trials and tribulations of doing so in a small kitchen in New York City. Hence, our Big Apple Curry. This blog is for us and it is for you.
Warmest thanks for visiting! Xo Ina