About Sailaja Gudivada
Hi! Iâ€™m Sailaja Gudivada (aka Sailu), mother to a
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 year old, Nehal, married to a wonderful person, Satish, and live in Vishakhapatnam aka Vizag, the beautiful coastal city of Andhra Pradesh (S.India) with virgin beaches and breathtaking landscapes.
I am a food enthusiast who enjoys cooking for my family and grew up watching my Ammamma (grandmother) and Amma (mother) prepare some of the most simple and complex recipes and have picked up some tips and tricks along the way. My salutations to our ancestors who made the right food choices, their kitchen wisdom and passing on palate-pleasing culinary concoctions to us. Thanks to our grandmothers and mothers who continue to sustain and nourish our rich culinary heritage. And I believe, its our responsibility to respect and preserve the culinary tradition that have been given to us and pass it on to the next generation.
My food blog Sailus Kitchen is a humble attempt at sharing my passion for all things food and you will definitely find a lot of Andhra flavor in this space, home-cooked meals I prepare for my family using farm fresh produce from our local rythu bazaar aka farmer’s market.
I have no formal training in food photography. Taking images of food is a learning process, a creative outlet for me and an enjoyable one at that.
Update About Sailaja Gudivada: I’m often asked if I am a working woman (or a chef:) ) and how I get the time to work on my blog. I worked for the State Government of A.P before taking up my job as a full-time mother and home-maker. I also maintain Kids Zone where I blog recipes I prepare for my son, Nehal.
Sailu’s Kitchen has evolved since its early days and you will find that I write about the recipes that have been inspired by fellow bloggers, recipes from my vast collection of magazines and cookbooks or recipes from a friend or relative. With blogging bringing Western kitchens closer to me, I have started to cook and bake more Western cuisine and hence you will find international flavors in my blog. You will also find contributions by guest bloggers.
I appreciate your comments and emails and always try my best to be prompt in my reply. Sometimes due to hectic schedule, it might not be possible to answer your queries/emails promptly, but I do always get back as soon as I can.
A frequently asked question is, how to subscribe to my blog’s feed?
There is a feedburner email subscription box in the side bar. Just leave your email address and you will receive updates of my latest posts or recipes.
I have visitors inquiring the make of the camera I use for food photography. The initials few months of my blogging days, I used my mobile phone to take pictures and subsequently moved on to use a digital camera, Sony Cybershot DSC-W300. Presently, I use a DSLR camera, Canon 60 D and the lens I frequently use for food photography is 50 mm f/1.4 USM. All the food pictures you see in my blog (except the guest posts) are cooked, styled and photographed by me.
Feedback is always appreciated and any queries, contact via sailusfood[at]gmail[dot]com or you can also use the email page on the blog.
Comment Policy :
I appreciate your comments and feedback as a guest of my blog. I welcome your comments/feedback that are constructive and useful to all and if you want to leave your comment, let it relate to the topic. Unkind, rude, mean and spam comments are not welcome and will not be approved (such comments would be sent to moderation). I generally treat people online the way I would if they were with me in person, and expect others to do the same when they are here at my blog.
Earnings from ads that are displayed on the site help support the running of ‘Sailu’s Kitchen’ and cover few costs in terms of hosting server and software. Sailu’s Kitchen is a popular Indian recipes and cooking website. Currently, Sailu’s Kitchen receives 2 million page views with 650,000 unique visitors per month (as on April 2013). Majority of the traffic comes from India, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Middle East and Asia. If you are interested in advertising on Sailu’s Kitchen and wish to inquire further, please contact via email at sailusfood[at]gmail[dot]com.
Please note that the images and content of my blog are copyright protected with All Rights Reserved, unless otherwise noted. Kindly respect it and refrain from plagiarism. Ask first before republishing or distributing. And, no hotlinking of images, please! It takes a lot of time and effort to take images and blog about the food I cook. Kindly respect the hard work that goes into making of this blog. Request for permission or commercial use of photos/content from www.sailusfood.com, email sailusfood[at]gmail[com].
Enjoy the recipes, cooked with love and for the joy of sharing.
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