A Bold, Brave Tour of Indian & Beyond
with Dyutima Jha
Excited to introduce you today (although she needs no introduction in the food photography circles) to Dyutima Jha, the energetic, positive, and professional woman behind the My Food Lens podcast. Dyutima was born and raised by a schoolteacher mother (who also happened to be a radically experimental and wonderful cook) and a neurologist father. Because her father was in the military, Dyutima and her sister moved every 3 years to a different part of India.
Today, with her words and stories, Dyutima takes us on a tour through many of the varied landscapes and historical cities of India. More significantly, she takes us on a journey through the twists and turns of a bold, brave life, including a massively successful career as medical architect, choosing love for her childhood sweetheart over everything, and the surprising choice to start a new career in food photography.
- "What would you like to eat?" + "We went for two weeks, we ate for 2 years!"
- Dyutima's meaningful recent tour around India, visiting family
- A beautiful memory of Dyutima's mother feeding her this dish by hand
- Cooking with mustard oil
- "Don't give up!" - making the perfect mustard sauce
- The incredible diversity of her mother's cooking (+ her scootering skills)!
- Dyutima's first taste of coleslaw
- Moving every 3 years in India
- A brief history of the city of of Patna in the state of Bahir
- Dyutima's childhood sweetheart
- An amazing, healing career in heathcare architecture
- "As the flight took off, I had tears rolling down..." - why she did it anyway
- "I'm not a person who likes regrets" - pursuing food photography
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Facebook: My Food Lens
Apple Podcasts: My Food Lens
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Dyutima's Storied Recipe
Delicious juicy fish steaks float in a sharp, silky mustard curry with radishes and tomatoes.
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