Following My Passion and Exploring My Cravings Is All I Want! - Saumya Arya


I was a food enthusiast since childhood. As I belong to a Punjabi family whose day starts with a Desi breakfast and always ends with an Indian dessert.


1. Tell us about your background and journey. 

My Name is Saumya Arya, I am from Delhi currently pursuing my graduation in commerce from Delhi University.

It’s been 2.5 years since I started my own blog, @appetite_explorer. It has been full of ups and downs.  In the beginning, I was inconsistent because of school but now with consistency and dedication my blog is growing and, I must say it's a long way to go. 

2. What led you to do food blogging?

I was a food enthusiast since childhood. As I belong to a Punjabi family whose day starts with a Desi breakfast and always ends with an Indian dessert.

But my interest began in blogging when I saw a popular vlogger "dil se foodie" who has been doing great for many years. His Instagram and YouTube content was so attractive and relatable that I thought of pushing my boundaries and starting my own blog, @appetite_explorer

3. What does your typical day looks like?

My day generally starts with a thought of what I should eat at breakfast because I feel it is the most important meal of the day. Being a student I have to maintain a balance between my studies and blog.

I usually plan and schedule my content so that I can freely study and complete my assignments. The later part of the day includes visiting a new cafe or thinking when and what content  I can create at home. And my day ends up with analysing my efforts and growth.

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

During my school days, I use to hang out with my friends and I was very active on Snapchat and Instagram, having food in cafes, posting pictures and stories was one of my way to make memories.

In December 2017, I came across the Instagram content of dilsefoodie as I said before and it made me think for giving a shot to my own Insta blog.
 
5. Is there any dish you particularly associate yourself with? 

Chole Bhature is a dish that I can have any time of the day. Being a Punjabi, my love for north Indian food is endless. Chole Bhature and lassi is something I call “heaven”. They are basically full of spices and homely flavour.

6. Which is your favourite book and why? 

"The Gifts of Imperfections" by Brene Brown is one of my favourite books. Because It teaches you how to let go who you think you should be and accept who you really are. It also helps you to find the courage and discover your self-worth.

Saumya Arya
Food Blogger
Instagram - @Appetite_explorer

Interviewed by - Shruti Kaval

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