No sorrow can outlast the aroma of freshly baked bread. Fo’ shizzle! Those freshly baked soft loaves when come out of the oven literally bring happiness with them. Breakfast becomes so good and the day starts out to be the best. All great that starts great, you can say with a
As the Vancouver International Wine Festival wind down to a close, more than 80,000 glasses of wine had been sampled and tasted. The festival which is in its 40th year was a nine-day extravaganza which kick-started on the 23rd February with the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction that raised $225,000
Even though DLF CyberHub still manages to survive the hype and pull in the crowds, I often struggle to find inventiveness and interesting concepts in this buzzy destination, with most places going down a very formulaic path and compromising on not just the food, but also on an overall ambience
Nestled in one corner of the Olive in Mehrauli lies their newest outpost, a cosy and very chill café that seems to have caught the fancy of the swish set, and is visible on everyone’s social media feed. The Grammar Room lies at the perfect intersection of good food and
Everything is fair in love (of good food) and wine! That is how one of the most popular sayings gets altered in the most beautiful way at The Wine Rack. Located in the cozy corner of High Street Phoenix, this restaurant has already set its standards high by serving food
Ah, the week! Busy routine topped with hustle and traffic all around certainly makes you desperately wait for a weekend that makes up for all the weariness. Oh, don’t you start googling the places to go as we have a perfect place for you to de-stress this weekend. We recommend you
Located in Lower Parel, Kamala Mills, this place is one of the true breweries in Maharashtra. This restaurant is on right next to the popular club PLAY.
Are you planning for a weekend that makes up for the hustle, traffic and the chaos? If yes then we do have a place for you. Sitting pretty at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Keiba (pronounced as kay-ee-bah) is a newly opened South East Asian fine-dining restaurant that certainly deserves to be on the list if you are looking for a relaxed and laid-back lunch. In Japanese, Keiba means horse racing and the restaurant certainly gives you the feel of dining by the sun and the stables.
After the success of Blanco and Bombay Cocktail Bar in Andheri, Buena Vida Leisure Pvt Ltd launched its second Greek-inspired space in the midst of the buzzing streets in Bandra. Blanco as the name says ‘white’ draws its inspiration from the vibrant and artistic spaces of Greece and Spain, featuring
How many times has your Goa trip been cancelled and along with it the plans to devour the lip-smacking Goan food? Not anymore as Porto and Poie has brought the cool Goan vibe right to Mumbai. Travelling through the busy Juhu Tara Road, you can easily spot the beautiful rooftop
Make your next travel experience even more memorable with The Leela's exclusively curated multi-hotel stay offers 'Itinerary Holidays in India' that take you on indelible journeys to Delhi, Gurugram, Udaipur and Goa. Palace Journey The Leela offers a variety of leisure to choose from. You can either opt for a package of
DAY WITH CHEF KUNAL KAPUR: “Yes Chef!” said the bundle of 8-10 year old kids to celebrity chef Kunal Kapur as he brought the eager excited minds into attention for the class. The reverence for the chef in the kids’ eyes was obvious. What was more obvious though, however, was their
In conversation with Chef Manish Mehrotra
Manish Mehrotra is a man who needs no introduction. A multi-awarded and much acclaimed chef who has been in the public eye for more than a decade now, he is often credited with ushering in a new, bold and exciting phase in Indian food the world over, and being the original creator of what we now refer to as Progressive or Modern Indian food.
It was while reading Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India, a seminal book by Colleen Taylor Sen, that I came across a mention of Qanoon-e-Islam, or The Customs of the Moosulmans of India. Published in London in 1832 and written by Ja’far Sharif, this fascinating book chronicles the rich food customs of the Indian muslims. What took me by surprise was this exhaustive list of 25 varieties of pulaos, listed by Sen that were prevalent at the time and were mentioned by Sharif. These included: the babune flavoured with chamomile; korma; mittha or the sweet rice made with rice, sugar, butter, spices and aniseed; the shashranga – a drier version of the mittha; tarl with rice, meat, turmeric and butter; soya; macchi; imli; dumpukht; zarda; koku with fried eggs; dogostha or two meats; mutanhan with meat, rice, butter and sometimes pineapple and nuts; haleem; lambni with cream, nuts, crystallised sugar and butter; jaman or made with jamun fruit; titar; bater; kofta; and khari chakoli with meat, vermicelli and green lentils.
Health Drinks: In Focus Gone are the days when health was mostly associated with physical appearances. Today it encompasses a deep reaching state of the mind, body and soul. Food is more than just energy it is looked upon on as a healer, cleanser, nourisher. With processed junk food, highly
Ask anyone what is the most important ingredient to store in the kitchen and they’ll say salt. Salt is universally in every cuisine the most important ingredient to bring out the flavor of the other ingredients. It has always been the supporter in highlighting the flavors to the tongue but
Kale: Kale is a popular vegetable, a member of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea). The vegetable hails from the cabbage family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and collards. The dark, leafy green has been on dinner plates since Roman times and has long been common across much of Europe. Kale is a super food
Indians are as oriented to spices as they are to sugars. We’re a land of a variety of sweets from all across the world. The baaju wala neighbor coming to your house for a bowl of shakkar is a well-accepted idea for us. There are so many misconceptions when it
I have spent many an evening swinging back tequila shots with lime and salt. But my writing about alcohol took me to the exact focal point of the existence of this drink. I take you around Mexico in a tequila trail to discover the rich cultural heritage behind the drink. My research leads me to some of the most beautiful blue agave plantations all over Mexico. The Tequila Trail is one of the best ways to explore the Mexican countryside and explore essential parts of their cuisine. So, pack up your livers and come along.
There’s something about modern cities in Asia that I thoroughly enjoy. The infectious energy from the sheer number of people, the tall buildings and this beautiful mesh between traditional architecture, food and lifestyle on one hand and the best of western luxuries, brands, food and drink on the other. Shanghai
Choux pastry is a wonderful versatile pastry that has many applications.. Being a very neutral pastry dough its applications have been seen in pick me up desserts, with high tea on a perfect looking pedestal stand and savoury amuse buche in fancy restaurants. For example in France choux pastry in
Staying in town this Independence Day weekend and don’t have any plans yet? Chefs Boo Kim and Kelvin Cheung have some good news for you! Head on over to Bastian and One Street Over in Bandra for an Independence Day treat!
All day on August 17, 2017, across all Soda outlets SodaBottleOpenerWala your quintessential Bombay Irani café and bar by the Olive Group, presents Bhonu – or the Parsi feast – on August 17 2017, to mark Parsi New Year at SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC. Guests can enjoy a variety of flavours and signature dishes synonymous with Parsi culture, via a sumptuous Parsi
When you have two culinary wizards cooking up a delicious storm at one of the finest dining destinations, what do you get? A memorable evening celebrating the ‘joy of food’. This is exactly what happened when at Le Cirque, the uber chic restaurant of The Leela Palace, New Delhi, Australian
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