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Today’s Blogger Spotlight is not even technically a blogger – but I love what he is doing and wanting to share it with all of you!! Meet Vijay from NoshOn.It. If you love food, which I’m guessing you do since you are here – his newsletters are ones you need to subscribe to. I am a new reader, and love discovering new foods from both bloggers and chefs – so I totally fell in love with NoshOn.It!
Vijay is the Co-Founder & Chief Nosher of NoshOn.It, a new daily email subscription that brings amazing cooking inspiration and expert cooking tips from the world’s best bloggers and chefs to your inbox every day. He’s a “recovering” professional chef turned active home cook who is passionate about helping people realize that anyone can achieve great food in their own kitchen with just a little inspiration and education.
Tell us a bit more about NoshOn.It:
When you subscribe to NoshOn.It, every day we send you one hand-picked recipe from one amazing chef along with one expert cooking tip to help you step up your game in the kitchen. And, every day of the week is a different theme so you only subscribe to the editions that interest you – for example, Meatless Monday, World Cuisine Wednesday, and Sweet Tooth Friday. We go out and scour the world to uncover interesting, unique recipes from amazing bloggers and cooks you may (or may not) have heard of and send cooking inspiration straight to your inbox every day. We launched just under 3 months ago and so far, everything is going wonderfully!
What inspired you to start NoshOn.It?
As a former professional chef turned home cook, I’m really passionate about helping people realize that you don’t need a fancy culinary school education, a ton of money, or a wealth of experience to enjoy great food at home whenever you want. It’s all about surrounding yourself with inspiration and feeling empowered to cook anything you’re craving. NoshOn.It is our way to help you do that by doing all of the work to find unique, delicious, and achievable recipes. And, our short, expert cooking tips will help you learn all of the tricks of the trade over time.
What do your readers seem to like the most?
Interestingly, our most popular edition is Healthy Tuesday (hey, who doesn’t want to eat a little healthier??). We’ve also been seeing a lot of interest in our Meatless Monday and World Cuisine Wednesday editions (we just featured a recipe from Mozamibique!).
Where do most of your recipes come from?
So far, we’ve been working with food, cocktail, and lifestyle bloggers from around the world and also a couple of restaurant chefs and bartenders at restaurants in the U.S.
What is your favorite kind of food to make?
Personally, I’m really into ethnic foods and learning about new cultures by understanding their cuisine. I try to combine that with cooking seasonally to take advantage of the best of what’s around me. Right now I’m on a Korean food kick (ask me if you need recipes!) but as we move into fall and winter, especially in Boston, I’ll probably be doing more slow cooked stews and roasts.
What was the first recipe that was shared on NoshOn.It? How have things changed since you started?
We were really fortunate to work with acclaimed cookbook author Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious from day 1 and shared his Watermelon and Sweet Onion Gazpacho recipe for our first Meatless Monday edition.
What is your favorite kitchen tool/appliance?
I can’t live without a good set of tongs. I really like the kind that you can lock shut for easy storage. And, everyone says you need a good set of knives. While that may be true, I have one great mid-size knife that I use for just about everything. It’s always razor sharp.
What is your best tip for getting dinner on the table?
Some people might tell you to plan, plan, plan and while that works for many, I prefer to be spontaneous in the kitchen so I make sure to stock my fridge and pantry with fresh, delicious foods I love and a variety of sauces, condiments, and (only certain) canned goods. When I go to the grocery store or farmer’s market, I pick up whatever looks good and figure it out from there. Or, I choose one or two great recipes I want to make, buy the ingredients for that, and then figure out the rest of my meals from leftovers and what I have in the fridge.
What would you eat as your last supper?
My mom’s home cooking. How can you beat that?
If people are interested in being feature or have suggestions of others to feature, where can they get in touch?
We’re always open to learning about new bloggers and chefs so you can email me at Vijay@NoshOn.It, tweet us at @NoshOnIt, or visit us on Facebook.
Where can we sign up for NoshOn.It?
Visit us at http://subscribe.noshon.it to sign up!
Thanks so much, Vijay! I look forward to seeing what recipes are featured next!! If you want to see more from NoshOn.It, here is where you can find them: