Originally the name RoodonFood came from my first name, Raj + Food. Since rood was already taken I went with the rhyming and catchy RoodonFood.
I grew up in the Southern U.S (Tennessee, Alabama), and am of Indian ancestry so my recipes tend to skew in those directions. My interest in cooking grew after moving to New York City in 2002. Being away from my Mom’s Indian homecooking resulted in furiously looking for ways to replicate the foods I grew up with. It was during this time I came to appreciate the books of Madhur Jaffrey and Chitrita Banerji among others. My girlfriend is vegan and gluten free so that introduced me to additional worlds of cooking.
I’ve written for Alimentum Journal, a Literary food journal, Little India Magazine (NYC), Khabar (Atlanta) and India Abroad (NYC).
Interested in having your product or restaurant reviewed? Any questions, comments or recipes? Please email me at roodonfood [at] gmail.com.
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