November 15, 2012

Pakistan Food Forum: Famished Food-Nerds Unite

My dad is pretty much your average Pakistani father, a creature of convention. And as is typical of most men with a mooch, he has a hierarchy for what qualifies as a "prestigious," career. Chef probably isn't even on the ladder. So it wasn't shocking when he just couldn't fathom why I might choose becoming a bawarchi over studying business at Berkeley. I could've just said, "Daddy, I love food," but instead, I majored in how to make money and, like a good girl, satisfied the Pakistani Pre-30 Prerequisites of husband, home, and offspring. 

I'm not going to lie, conformity can be very comfortable and it's scary to put yourself out there, but I'm still a rebel without a cause and my motto's always been, "Be loud, be proud!" So I, for one, would like to praise the Lord that times have changed! 

Food culture is evolving in Pakistan and I'm absolutely over-the-moon about it. Even the social mavens who dictate today's hit and tomorrow's sh** agree, food is the new "it" thing. And at last there's a place for all of us food-enthusiasts to flock together!

The Pakistan Food Forum  has taken local food-enthusiasts by storm. And with over 2000 members, the PFF is buzzing as food-fanatics from all over the country chime in with awesome information, opinions, and some great advice. Plus, it's a much-needed haven for someone like me. I enjoy filling my belly with talk about food just as much as eating it. So here's a quick review of what's hot and what's not at the Forum:
  • Good for: Sharing all your cannot-be-missed food moments.
  • Great for: Answering all your culinary queries, including restaurant reviews, recipes, and where to locate hard-to-find ingredients.
  • Thumbs up: Thank you for finally giving food-nerds a voice and the courage to come out of the closet.
  • Thumbs down: Moderation is a smidge totalitarian. 
  • Don't bother: If you eat to live and don't live to eat
Log on to the group's Facebook page for more information. 

As for me, I will be faithful in my love for food, now and forever. And I vow to wave my flag of adoration with pride, courage, and loyalty! 

Live long and prosper, my fellow food-nerds,. And may the Food-Force be with you.



  1. Meat plays a much more dominant role in Pakistani cuisine, compared to other South Asian cuisines. According to a 2003 report, an average Pakistani consumed three times more meat than an average Indian.
    Pakistan Web Online

  2. I like Pakistani food. It is spicy, the taste is delicious and it is very colorful food. Pakistani famous dishes are Baryani,nihari shami kabaab, chicken crahi,and Haleem my kids love Pakistani food cooking time is more longer compression other country dishes


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