Every Food Has Its Own Taste and Some History - Shivam Kashyap


I love to eat and try different foods. From the roadside stall to a big restaurant. Golgappa to Quesadilla, every food has its own taste and some history. I am always curious about the historical background and its preparation.

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

Patna on my Plate (Patna POMP), as the name suggests, it is a food blogging page and it was started to promote the rich and culturally (profound) developed taste of Bihar. Food is one of the basic needs of mankind and I think everyone craves for a good taste.

We can find food everywhere but not every place provides hygienic, healthy and tasty food. In Bihar, we do not have any management or organization which can provide us with details about every kind of taste and food at one stroke.

This thought provoked an idea in my mind to start an online page which would provide information on each and every available food in Bihar for the foodie inside us. Living healthy is living luxuriously.

And the second biggest thing is that Patna on my plate is not only food blogging. We also see the digital market along with it. Many MNC companies like Barbeque Nation, KFC, paperboat, Delmonte, Foresto Paradise & others have restaurants in Patna.

2. What led you to do Food Blogging?

I love to eat and try different foods. From the roadside stall to a big restaurant. Golgappa to Quesadilla, every food has its own taste and some history. I am always curious about the historical background and its preparation. So, I started a page to collect my food journey.

3. What does your typical day look like?

Our day passes, looking at studies and marketing  and now we are doing a new startup, a bakery, which will deliver online. One will get cake at very affordable prices & a yummy taste. We are behind many works also.

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

Once, I was at a famous food joint (I have recently featured a post about this too). It is a well-established restaurant and earns quite a good amount of income. I heard a lot about the restaurant and its food so my curious side took me to the restaurant.

I found the food was OK but it’s not just the delicacy of the taste but quite a lot of other factors too which influence the food. I did not find the service as satisfactory and the way with which waiters conversed with me. Moreover, when I complained to the owner he didn’t care at all.

He got offended and said that “We didn’t invite you to come; you came here on your free will”. His behaviour was humiliating with almost all the customers and no one left the place with satisfaction.

I was unhappy with the service thus decided to open up a social platform which can provide honest details and not just rumours regarding any restaurant considering each minute detail about it.

Not everyone wishes to take out their time and review on different apps (like zomato, swiggy, etc.) but everyone uses social media. So, I created a page 'Patna on my plate'.

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

As a Food Blogger, I love to try different cuisine but I connect myself with biryani because its a complete meal and loved by all. I connect myself with gulab jamun also because everyone likes it.

6. Which is your favourite book and why?

If I tell you the truth, I have no favourite books because whatever book it is, it only gives knowledge.  And every book gives knowledge.  So I  pay attention to knowledge.

Interview By - Suhani Mangleek

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