European Sojourn

European Sojourn: A Mastery of Cuisine Home to the Great Masters, Europe has witnessed Renaissance across arts, science, culture and cuisine. And evolution and finesse is something that to this day remains a habit and a way of life. Whether we looks at the classrooms of Cordon Bleu, the stony alleys of Mallorca or the…

Asian Feast

Asian Kitchen: A Feast for your senses An epitome to contradictions, commonalities, clamour, colours and collaborations that goes miles beyond the curry stereotype. That’s Asian cuisine for you. From easy 5-minute toss-ups to elaborate overnight simmering. From simple peasant meals to kingly feasts there is no dearth of variety in this spice-rich Grand Dame of…

Eggs for the old soul

The simplicity of the egg is what makes it an exquisite base to creatively depict one’s preferences upon. It is one of the very few ingredients that were universally synonymous to breakfast prior to Globalisation. If you are feeling particularly millennial and are craving a taste of the good ol’ days when people were all…

Biryani – The ultimate ode to meat

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Cooking this is bound to make you feel a strong sense of heritage and lineage. This dish of the Nizams is nothing short of royalty at its best. Chicken 1 kg Cardamom 5 nos. Bay leaf 2 nos. Star Anise 2 nos. Basmati Rice 1/2 kg Fennel Seeds 2 tsp. Clove powder…

Cooking turkey minus the oven

When you hear turkey, you might immediately think, baking in the oven. If you do have an oven, you will need one big enough for a turkey and so on and so forth. The following are some recipes to cater to any turkey eater’s mood depending on whether they prefer a whole turkey, turkey curry…

My free range trip

The Ride I was in an auto-rickshaw on my way to a dinner with friends on a rather hectic ‘city’ evening. The driver and I struck a conversation, as most of us do when caught in the doldrums that is Bangalore traffic. Our general dissatisfaction of city-life became the crux of our conversation. I come…

For the love of heat

Spicy food more often than not is the gourmand daredevil’s lifestyle choice. Whether it is the sweat-inducing Habaneros, the grim and scorching Carolina Reaper or the veritable fire breathing Bhoot Jolokias, when it comes to the true aficionados of the ‘righteous hot’ the mouths don’t care about the math. Cultures across the globe have long…

Healthy Meat Pairings

Our bodies have been crafted to function in the most amazing ways. The sheer science involved behind every activity of ours is fascinating. But our bodies need a push sometimes owing to our demanding lifestyles. What better way to help our bodies cope than through food? The impossible marriage of taste and nutrition isn’t impossible…

Hacks to get cooking quicker and eating healthier

Life on the fast lane is an understatement today. Being the age of information, we are all aware of what needs to be done: to stay fit, to manage work, to still have a life outside of work, and to catch up, in person, on what began as Whatsapp conversations, with friends. Seldom do we…

The Comeback of Fat

This decade has seen technology revolutionise our life. It also hosts one of the most controversial switches in our healthy diet. In the past FATS were considered the monsters of ill health. Today FAT has been re-instated as a champion for better health and the burden of ill-health has been cast upon the SUGARS and…