Photograph by Karen Kasmauski
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

I cook because I like to eat well, feed my wife and friends. In normal life I am a photo editor and photographer. I have no formal culinary training, but food runs deep in my soul. I started cooking at 15, after my mother gave the best advice ever – learn to feed yourself. Since then, over the last 25 odd years I have spent considerable time in home and professional kitchens, involved with food and beverage operations, catering, kept books, and done pretty much everything related to food, except make a living out of it.





1. What does INJI mean?
A. Inji is the Malayalam word for ginger.

2. Why dustandcolor?
A. That is a long story….. going back 16 years.

3. How can I contact you?
A. You can contact me at dustandcolor@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting my blog…..

Sebastian John

19 thoughts on “About

  1. You handsome dawg, you! Great recipe — I’ll make Shoy put these on the Traeger soon.
    Thanks, Terri

  2. Welcome to blogging. I have a feeling you’ll be very popular! I’m going to put you on my blog list, just so I can see what you’re cooking.

  3. Thank you for putting my blog on your list and the encouragement! About your query for the grill, I was cooking at my friends place for a dinner party. Those are aluminum foil grill sheets for keeping the grill clean. If you are based in the US, you can buy them at the big-box stores.

  4. Oh My goodness… This is amazing Sebastian!!! My mouth is literally watering reading this and the photos are scrumptious! Oh… I miss tasting your food. Please come visit me in Miami!!

    1. How you doing..have a good time in Miami? I might take up your offer to visit next year!!

  5. Hi, haven’t tried your recipes yet but was very excited to come across the site. Your photographs are amazing, site design is beautiful and the food presentation incredible.
    Liked your about page too, since I love photography *and* indian food, the latter because I’m Indian (Goa) although born and grew up in Dubai, which you happen to have visited frequently.
    Best of luck with the site, I’ll be back for sure.

  6. hey sebastian,
    Can you come and teach my hubby to cook the mallu dishes please?? Love you blog and you are lucky you have an adventurous wife as well 🙂

    1. that would be a pleasure!! yes..am lucky that my wife eats pretty much everything put in front of her

  7. Hi Sebastian, Stumbled on to this blog from another food blog. The pictures were amazing, so went through the whole blog – now I got it – you are a photographer! Really the pictures are stunning. Will have to try some of the recipes now.

  8. Hi Sebastian

    I came across your blog ages ago. It is lovely! Sorry to see that you haven’t been able to keep it updated – you have such a flair for photography and writing.


    1. Hi Simi… thanks for writing. I know I have fallen off the cliff. I do plan to revive my blog.. in 2012. Have some dishes I have concocted that I would like to put up.

    2. Just wanted to let you know that I have started blogging again. Again thanks a lot!!

    1. Hi Amrita…. I am glad you like my blog. Thank you 🙂 I have to try out the lamb fritters on your site.

  9. Wow it truly looks like you’ve traveled all over! Amazing photos by the way of the fish market and Bangkok! My boyfriend and I are currently planning a 2 year backpacking trip through Europe and Asia (while continuing to run my food blog and start a travel blog – acoupletravelers.com). We are hoping to spend a month in India – so if you have any tips/advice it would be greatly appreciated!

  10. Thank you!! I just realized that links to my photography from this page are dead. need to relink again. you travel plan sounds exciting. Planning to India would depend on two things – where you going and the time of the year you are going. If you have an idea of these let me know..

  11. I just randomly visited this site, because my name is “Inji” didnt know that it means Ginger in Malayalam Lol.. oh btw, I really love to cook, and this site is for me! HAHA thanks!

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