Fooderati Arabia turn 2 today!
This post is very special, dedicated to Fooderati Arabia as it turns 2 today.
Caesarean or Normal Delivery?
One fateful day in July 2010, two food bloggers – I live in a Frying Pan and My Custard Pie found each other. And flames were put on the highest mark, the ovens were set for pre-heating and Fooderati Arabia (originally entitled ‘Famished in Arabia’) was born. From a group of 8 foodies, today it has more than 100 foodies – all of whom are connected by the passion of FOOD.
This is a group of bloggers who share the issues that I have – OCD (Obsessive Compulsive disorder). These bloggers have similar repeated thoughts (about food), feelings (about blogging), ideas (about why blogging on food give us solace), sensations and obsessions (photographing the food and dissecting it for digestion and the camera). With each day, I am getting to know each and every blogger and welcome the frills and feelers, support and solidarity that I am expecting them to provide in my blogging journey. If you’d like to read more about our journey, visit Fooderati Arabia. We’d love your comments and you can follow and like us (Fooderati) on Twitter and Facebook too.
What makes this group unique?
All the bloggers in the Fooderati are different. We have different styles of writing. We blog on different food matters – some write recipes, some review restaurants, some are earning from food matters, some are spending all their earnings on food matters etc. But one thing is common – we feel that we all belong to the same family – Fooderati Arabia family!
How did we celebrate Fooderati’s birthday?
With the schools closed for the summers, most of us have spread out to different corners of the world. Some of us are enjoying our return to our home countries – all of us are enjoying our summers, yet terribly missing Dubai. So we are celebrating Fooderati’s Birthday ‘virtually’ over Facebook or over Twitter, while we look forward to having an actual birthday celebration once we are all back to Dubai.
The Z-SISTERS were very excited that we were going to celebrate a birthday. They wanted a cake to celebrate Fooderati’s Birthday but eventually we settled on an Ice-cream to keep us cool in this Kolkata heat. Big-Z even made a special drawing which was used as the background for the photo-shoot!
Mango Vanilla Ice-cream
Category – Dessert
Serves 6-8 persons (maybe less if they happen to be sweet-toothed Bengalis!)
Preparation time – 1 hr 30 minutes maximum (Preparation – 20 minutes; setting up – 10 minutes; Refrigeration – 1 hr)
Low-fat Cream – 1/2 lt (Many prefer to use sweetened condense milk – in that case you will need much less cream.
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Ripe Mangoes – 4, squeezed and puréed
1 Ripe Mango – cut into small pieces to be put as random fillings inside the Ice-cream
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Rose water – 1/2 tsp*
* You might prefer not to use Rose water if you want the aroma of the Mango to be stronger
Method of Preparation
- Soak the Mangoes in water for some time and drain out
- Squeeze the pulp out of the Mangoes and purée it with Low-fat Cream
- Add the Sugar and blend it a bit more (you may have to add more Sugar if the Mangoes aren’t very sweet)
- Add the Vanilla Essence, Rose Water and the cut Mango pieces and put the entire Mango Mixture in the Freezer
- Take the Ice-cream out from the freezer and blend it again. This will prevent the Ice-cream from frosting. Set the Ice-cream and let it freeze for the final time.
Enjoy the deliciously, crunchy Vanilla and Rose-flavoured Mango Ice-cream, specially created for Fooderati Arabia’s 2nd Birthday… Don’t forget to scroll down to see all the list of all the bloggers who lend a special charm and aura to Fooderati Arabia!
Following is a list of passionate food bloggers in the UAE…
Assia Kitchen momentsculinaires.blogspot.com
Bring on the Chef in You http://judyscakesandtreats.wordpress.com/
Foodie Corner http://foodiecorner.wordpress.com/
According to Dina http://accordingtodina.wordpress.com/
A Food Affair http://www.afoodaffair.me/
All the Calories http://allthecalories.com/
A Life on a Plate http://alifeonaplate.com/
Anja’s Food 4 Thought http://www.anjasfood4thought.com
A Touch of Frosting and other things atouchofrosting.blogspot.com
Ball Park It http://www.ballpark-it.com/
Coffee, Cakes and Running http://coffeecakesandrunning.me
Creating Memories http://creatingmemorieswithtna.blogspot.com/
Culinary Delights by Saba Wahid http://culinarydelightsbysabawahid.blogspot.com/
D for Delicious http://dfordelicious.com/
D’liteful Cravings http://dlitefulcravings.blogspot.com/
Dolce Vita Сладкая жизнь http://juliamaxi.livejournal.com/
Dubai Moves http://www.dubaimoves.com/eat/food-eat/
Food Kissed http://foodkissed.wordpress.com/
Food Lust People Love http://www.foodlustpeoplelove.com/
Food Soldier http://thefoodsoldier.blogspot.com/
Fork it Over Dubai http://forkitoverdubai.wordpress.com
Forks and Folks http://forknfolks.blogspot.com/
Girlieannyen’s Blog http://girlieannyen.wordpress.com/
Gluten Free – U.A.E. http://www.glutenfreeuae.com/
Good Eats http://www.goodeats2day.blogspot.com/
Good Food Ends with Good Talk http://faseelanoushad.blogspot.com/
Hanadi’s Blog http://hanadisaqqaf.posterous.com/
How do I spell the word http://syigimsharif.blogspot.com/
It’s My Spice http://itsmyspice.blogspot.co.uk/
Jonathan Castle http://jonathancastle.wordpress.com
Love and Other Spices http://www.loveandotherspices.com/
Mezna’s Culinary Adventures http://mezna.tumblr.com/
Mittu Cooking Love http://easiestrecipes.blogspot.com/
Nadia Masood http://nadiamasood.com/
Naked Plate www.nakedplateblog.com
Never mind the boreks http://nevermindtheboreks.wordpress.com/
Pastry School Diaries http://pastryschooldiaries.blogspot.com/
Paul Frangie http://www.paulfrangie.com/#/blog/4562864182
Pear Tree Food Diaries http://peartreefooddiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
Princess Adventures – princesskristy.com
Rabelaisian Really Gabbles http://frekles.blog.com/
The Real Geordie Armani http://www.therealgeordiearmani.com/
The Word According to Mitzie Mee http://blog.mitziemee.com/
2 Foodies In Dubai 2foodiesindubai.wordpress.com
Vegetarian Tastebuds http://vegetariantastebuds.blogspot.com/
Vindaloo Queen http://vindalooqueen.blogspot.com/
Yum Food Blog yumfoodblog.blogspot.com
A Portion to Share http://aportiontoshare.blogspot.com/
Other GCC food blogs under Fooderati Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia)…
Appetite for Discovery http://appetitefordiscovery.com/ Bahrain
Cardamom Hills http://cardamomhills.blogspot.com/ Qatar
Girl on Raw http://girlonraw.com/ Saudi Arabia
Journey Kitchen http://www.journeykitchen.com/Kuwait
Mom de Cuisine http://momdecuisine.net/ Bahrain
Omani Cuisine http://www.omanicuisine.com/Oman
Slice of my Lyfe http://sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com/Bahrain
Taste Junction http://tastejunction.blogspot.com/Bahrain
Here’s wishing Fooderati Arabia a very happy 2nd Birthday today… Let’s all of us travel our food journeys together virtually, licking our fingers and burping beyond belief, ogling at good food and savouring the invented ones, share with each other all the culinary delights that we unravel while we explore the world and stumble across UAE alleys!
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