I am Asha, a transplant from India, living in New York, being a photographer, writer and an accidental entrepreneurWelcome to fork spoon knife, a place where I record my life in food memories through my camera lens and the wanderings of my mind.

During the day, I come up with ways to make my fledgling ventures sustainable. I launched FOODLY, a service oriented to inspiring people to cook more by teaching them to appreciate food and giving them ideas that work for their lifestyle. It comes with a lot of learning, sometimes, very hard ones, but all very enriching and insightful into myself. 

In Spring this year, I started a food magazine. Because, I wanted to create something that was accessible and affordable and delivers great value. It's called NOURISHED and honestly, I am chuffed about it. It is a quarterly magazine, with recipes and stories and lots of photographs. It is delivered in digital format and my hope is that, hence, it will be used more in the kitchen rather than languishing on a shelf. Do tell me what you think. And, if you are interested in being featured or contributing, please do drop me a note.

Apart from that I work with food and beverage, and, leisure clients clients on creating interesting and unique recipes, capturing the essence of their products through photographs and building brand visibility. As such, I am a writer and photographer and available for freelance work and business and brand consulting. 

I am affiliated as a journalist with Daily Meal. My work has been also featured on Redbook MagazineThe Kitchn, Gourmet Live, Honest Cooking Magazine, Spenser Magazine among others. For more information on my work, please check details under Published Work and PressMore of my portfolio is at Asha Photography.

Register for a cooking class here. I host classes Monday to Saturday and they can be tailored to your preferences. 

Request a private or group photography class at photography@ashaink.com.


Good Food Jobs did a feature about me and my work.

Mike at Spenser chatted me up a while ago. Here is the interview that shares a little more about me.


I am open to sponsorships with select partners. Please email me for a media kit. 

I do not do announcements or third party posts. So, please do not mail me about them.

All recipes are my own or solicited from friends as guest posts. I do not post commercial recipes, or unsolicited ones. Kindly do not mail me then asking to post.


I would love to hear from you. Drop me a note through this blog or mail me. You can also follow me on Twitter, InstagramPinterest, Steller , VSCO and Medium.

For consulting engagements, and further information on types of client work,  please email me at asha@ashaink.com

For commercial assignments, please email me at asha@ashaink.com.

For blog related inquiries, such as site advertising, using and licensing of previously published photographs and recipes, please mail me at asha@orkspoonnknife.com.

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