“Do what you love and eat what you love”, because no one should have any say in what or what not we eat. There is a voice inside all of us, that guides us, but only few dare to follow it.
Here is the tale of one such person who dared to be distinctive, who dared to be unique, interviewed by The Rising Bharat.
Nikhil Kamath a renowned food blogger started his journey back in 2011 with his blog The Salt and Pepper Food Guide. At the time when nobody was aware of this sector, he gathered the courage to opt it as his career option and that has made all the difference.
It’s rightly said “Do not go where the path leads you, go where there is no path and leave a trail”, and this has been true in case of Nikhil’s extraordinary journey. He says that food blogging is not just his job, it’s his passion. Being a big time foodie and a passionate writer, he is bringing on a wave of revolution in this sector. What distinguishes him from other food bloggers is the essence of truthfulness in his reviews. Nikhil presents a clear picture of what he has experienced and enjoyed.
He says that he is against the policy of writing dummy reviews, just to get an impressive amount. Through food blogging, Nikhil not only writes about restaurants that he visits, but he also addresses social issues like food wastage. Nikhil strongly condemns the rampant act of wastage, in a country like India, where the hunger is getting ridiculous day by day. Quoting various statistics he makes us aware of this grim reality. Today there are more fruits in a rich man’s shampoo than in a poor man’s plate. This journey may sound easy-peasy, but it wasn’t easy at all.
The major challenge that he faced was to make a decision of dropping out of, one of the biggest Institute (IHM), and choosing what he loved doing. He also chose to pursue Chartered Accountancy along with food blogging. Nikhil credit to his parents, his elder sister Neha Kamath and his cousin Abhijeet Kini for being the driving forces in his life. He also recalls that he owes his story telling skill to his late grandfather who inspired him the most.
Lastly, quoting his favourite lines from a harry potter movie – “Help will always be given to those who will ask for it “, he wants to convey this message to the audience that in your journey to success, it’s really important, whom you choose to travel with.
He says- “Do what you love, eat what you love and have the courage to challenge the status quo, and be a trendsetter”