Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 23:
Foodies of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, a Facebook community is here for rescue, if you are a foodaholic, and are looking for partners of your own “tribe” that are as crazy as you for food, because the rest of your friends are all gym freaks or have been aiming for that perfect size zero
Founded by Rohit Srivastava, four years ago, this basically begun as a Facebook page where food lovers from Twin City shared their passion of food and uploaded pictures of delicious dishes and mouth-watering snacks that they were treating themselves to.
Today, they have graduated to a group that conducts food “raids” where an invitation is sent out to all the members of the group for a get-together at a chosen restaurant on a particular day. On the D-day a delectable variety of cuisines is ordered and tasted, that includes starters, the main course and finally, desserts.
“When I create events called food raids, a public event is created on the Facbook page and I send invites to people. I make the arrangements as per the confirmations I receive. On an average we get around 25-30 members in each raid, ” said Rohit, who himself tries out different recipes at home and puts it up on Facebook, complete with videos.
With about 20 such raids under their belt, Foodies of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack has amassed about 16,000 followers on Facebook and is one of the very first initiative to introduce a dynamic food culture in the Twin City. The page also shares and promotes various food-related queries, recipes and pictures of appetizing dishes posted by community members.