In Primlani’s Kitchen, Love Is the Secret Ingredient

Meet Rashmi Primlani: the food and wine blogger behind the Orlando-based blog Primlani Kitchen

Rashmi Primlani eats, sleeps, and breathes all things food and wine

Rashmi Primlani, the author of The Primlani Kitchen food and wine blog, describes herself in the following way:

“An Indian girl raised in Delhi, India, I have the soul of a Mexican grandmother, the heart of an Italian mother, and aspirations of a French chef.

  Primlani eats, sleeps, and breathes all things food and wine. Her blog features artfully photographed original recipes as well as a thorough documentation of all her eating and drinking experiences at restaurants and events in Orlando and beyond.

Notably, Primlani recently obtained a certification as an Italian Wine Ambassador as well as a Wine & Spirit Education Trust level-3 diploma. Moreover, she is working toward an advanced wine degree at the Court of Master Sommeliers. In layman’s terms, Primlani has acquired an extraordinary amount of wine knowledge; these are extremely impressive accomplishments that require serious dedication, time, work, and drinking studying.

As a member of our Culinary Content Network, Primlani is this week’s featured blogger. Check out the interview below to learn more about Primlani and her lovely blog, The Primlani Kitchen.

The Daily Meal: What is the mission of your blog?

Rashmi Primlani: To spread and share my love for fresh home cooked meals, to educate and inspire my readers to work with spices, and to spread the gospel of the magic in our glasses we call wine.

How’d you get started?

My passion for cooking blossomed at age 12 with my family being my hapless audience. Over time I have improved with a dash of perseverance and many a mishap (that my family has lovingly endured) along the way. I research my food, and tend to use a published recipe as guidance, but I always add that little something of me to it. The results are generally somewhat more unique than classical, but then again, unique is what I am and my quest to find the next new taste keeps me on my toes.

What are some foods you can’t live without?

Personally, a glass of Burgundy, a baguette, some fresh olives and, of course, Parmesan-Reggiano makes me smile every single time. I also love lazy Sunday brunches, brioche, and sipping a glass or two of a romantic Champagne, an elegant Bordeaux, sensual and complex Burgundy or a powerful and opulent Napa cabernet — all with scintillating company, of course.

Are there any foods you can’t stand?

I am an equal opportunity eater and drinker. I will try literally anything once.

What is your proudest post?

This post inspired by a trip hosted by King Arthur Flour in Vermont (our fav. Flour company): Few of My Favorite Things…..with @KingArthurFlour #Spicychat!  

What is your biggest blog blunder?

Not marketing the blog adequately.

Do you have a memorable comment from a reader?
“I’ve decided I need to come over so you can cook me all of these wonderful dishes. I’m making your puttanesca this week!!!”

What are some other blogs you love?

Serious Eats, HoseMaster of Wine, White On Rice Couple, Local Milk, and Sweetapolita

What are some food apps you love?

Foodgawker, Mixologist, Delectable, OpenTable

What is the best thing about blogging?

Sharing my obsession for all things food and wine.

And the worst thing?

Not enough hours in a day to accomplish and appease our palates.

Is there a recipe you’re currently obsessed with?

I’m obsessed with all things baked.

What would even your most loyal followers be surprised to learn about you?

That I am entirely self-taught. I haven’t attended or received any professional culinary training.

What are five of your all-time favorite posts:

Heartfelt Encounter: Rendezvous with Mr. Anthony Bourdain!

Simply Seductive: 20 Layer Crepe Cake Kissed with Grand Marnier Pastry Cream!

Palmaz Vineyards: An Awe-Inspiring Family & Winery!

Star Studded @beardfoundation Celebrity Chef Wine-Dinner at @FSOrlando

Spicy Cocktails to Spiced Chocolate: #SpicyChat is Cooking a 3 Course Dinner with Chilies from @exceptionalfood

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