"My Love for Food Made Me Do Food Blogging" - Himanshu Goyal

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Q1 Tell us about your background and journey.

I am a BCOM graduate from Jaipur Rajasthan. I am also a CA final student. After 10th I went to Kota to prepare for IIT – JEE but deep in my heart I always wanted to become CA. Soon after 12th board exams, I joined commerce classes and started preparing for CPT followed by IPCC. I am now into CA final and I hope I will be a CA soon.

Q2. What led you to do food blogging?

My love for food and trying different cuisines made me do food blogging. Needless to say, I am a great foodie from childhood days itself. I still remember how I used to save my pocket money just to spend it later on in the food market to eat different tasty cuisines.

One day I was having food at renowned south Indian food chain Sagar Ratna. When I was waiting for my order to come I thought why not to start a page on Instagram through which I can recommend food of different restaurant to people. I then started rating food of the restaurants on different parameters like price, taste, ambience, service etc.

3. What does your typical day looks like?

Along with being a foodie, I am also an enthusiastic sports person. My favourite sport is to play cricket. I start my day at 6 AM followed by playing cricket for 2-3 hours. It is then followed by reading newspaper along with having a healthy and tasty breakfast.

I then start studying for my CA finals. For lunch, I prefer green leafy vegetables along with the homemade sweet dish. For the evening, I prefer snacks like vada pav, poha, idli. I usually keep my dinner light unless It’s a party outside.

4. When did you first decide that you wanted to create and write content about food i.e. for blogging?

I started my food blogging on Instagram in November 2018. The Instagram page name is @wanderforhunferI started exploring different cuisines in Rajasthan followed by Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai, and even I have covered places of south India.

5. Is there a dish you particularly associate yourself with?

I mostly like North Indian food which includes paneer, dal makhani, mix veg and garlic stuff naan. I am also fond of typical Rajasthani food which includes dal baati churma. I would love to mention my mother here. She is too fond of the north Indian food and I  prefer to eat food made from her hand whenever I am in my home town.

6. Which is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book is Arise, Awake by Rashmi Bansal. This book talks about inspiring stories of 10 young entrepreneurs who graduated from college into a business of their own. I am really inspired by their journey. I too have the ambition to become an entrepreneur in the food sector after completing my CA.

Interview by - Sonam

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