DAY WITH CHEF KUNAL KAPUR: “Yes Chef!” said the bundle of 8-10 year old kids to celebrity chef Kunal Kapur as

  In conversation with Chef Manish Mehrotra Manish Mehrotra is a man who needs no introduction. A multi-awarded and much acclaimed

  It was while reading Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India, a seminal book by Colleen Taylor Sen,

Health Drinks: In Focus Gone are the days when health was mostly associated with physical appearances. Today it encompasses a

Ask anyone what is the most important ingredient to store in the kitchen and they’ll say salt. Salt is universally

  Portugal’s wine regions are valuable to her for her sumptuous ferment and the grand, irresistible tourist magnet these  haloed vine

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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

  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

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

  Portugal’s wine regions are valuable to her for her sumptuous ferment and the grand, irresistible tourist magnet these  haloed vine carpeted spaces are reputed for.   There’s an old wine joke that still amuses – ask an Indian, where port wine is made? Pat comes the answer - Goa.   This singular remnant of

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.

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! Bastian will be switching things up this weekend, in honour of Independence Day. Usually closed

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

Looking to blow off some steam? Drop by the all-day café and bar Hello Guppy at BKC, for Happy Hours between 4:00 – 8:00 pm, every day of the week! Guests who visit during these hours can look forward to a buy-one-get-one-free offer on all cocktails, beer, house pour spirits and snacks!   If you are craving

Sucres Des Terres is an artisanal ice-creamery in Mumbai where every flavour is made in small batches and each jar is carefully hand-packed. Just in time for the Raksha Bandhan, Sucres is offering their Rakhi Gift Box, perfect for gifting to your sweet-toothed sibling.   The Rakhi Gift Box features two delightful

On occasion of International Beer Day this Friday, August 4, stop by The White Owl Brewery, Lower Parel, to make the most of the celebrations. The White Owl Brewery, renowned for its fresh, hand-crafted beers has some special offers lined up for beer lovers.  From supersizing their beers to winning complimentary goodies, guests will have

Friendship Day is on August 6 and One Street Over, Bandra’s gastro-pub, has a fun evening lined up for those looking to celebrate the spirit of friendship in style. Visit One Street Over this Sunday for a laid-back evening where a special Brinner menu will be served. A regular affair at

Looking for a fun and memorable way to express your appreciation for your sister this Raksha Bandhan? Consider a gift voucher from Flavour Diaries, an interactive cooking studio and private events space in Khar run by celebrated chef Anjali Pathak. If your sister is a foodie, there is no better gift for her than an unforgettable culinary experience

I scream, you scream, we all scream for beer-flavoured ice cream! Yes, you read that right. International Beer Day is on Friday, August 4th, and Arth, Bandra’s experiential Indian restaurant, is offering a fun and innovative way for patrons to sample their favourite beverage.   Executive Chef Amninder Sandhu has conjured up a decadent dessert with a boozy twist:

Is a luxurious and high-end dining your secret desire? Well, The Leela Palace’s Le cirque in New Delhi is here to fulfill it. The Leela Palace New Delhi brings forth owner Sirio Maccioni's legendary hospitality, Le Cirque, the iconic restaurant chain’s first venture in Asia that is synonymous with luxurious

ABC Farms: Started by Aga, Bhathena and Chinoy in 1976 with 14 cows, this farm has grown tremendously since and is run by Sohrab Chinoy and his family as it stands today. India’s leading cheese and dairy product manufacturer, ABC Farms is a Pune-based enterprise situated over 41 acres of land

It’s January 2011. I’m a few days away from opening my first restaurant in Mumbai, which will serve only wine by way of alcohol. I put together an impressive wine list consisting of about 55 wines, of which almost half are available by glass. I’m conscious that I must represent

Something remarkable is going on. Not in a way that makes headlines overnight and definitely not something you see on hoardings splashed across the streets, this is more of a discreet revolution, but in no way weak. One that is fought in neighborhood bars and pubs and one that will

For centuries wasabi has been used in Asia for its unique taste and incredible health benefits. It has an extremely strong pungency more akin to hot mustard than the capsaicin in a chili pepper, producing vapors that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue. It is known for its strong taste and hotness when used as a condiment

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