Swetha Rengasamy is a chef who runs two restaurants in Chennai with her husband. In this edition of Vignettes, Swetha traces her culinary journey and celebrates her love for food through a few of her favourite recipes that define the most memorable times in her life. From her childhood in Chennai to studying cookery in Ireland, from meeting her husband at her first food job to baking virtually with her nieces during lockdown, Swetha picks flavours and memories that, for her, are intrinsically entwined. Having discovered a love for food as a child, she found her happy place in the kitchen—making food her career, her hobby and her passion. For Swetha, comfort food is always South Indian, and baking brings endless joy.
Having discovered a love for Kanakavalli’s kanjivarams while shopping for her wedding trousseau, Swetha takes a break from the kitchen to curate a selection from our repertoire that reflects her love for the flavours and traditions of South India. Explore Swetha’s curation right here, and try her recipesfrom the blog.