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…

African Safari

Africa: A culinary trip to the wild “A solution lies in salt and spice” is not something uncommon on taxi screens of Addis Ababa. That’s Africa on a plate. The origin of humanity that bears in its dark history the many layers of an iconic gastronomy. Be it Doro Wat, Ugali, Couscous or Braai the…

American Classics

Good Ol’ American Classics: New World, New Narrative Before the mainstream media roped in the rustic cowboys, the Steve McCartneys and the Marlboro man into the popular consciousness as the icons of everything true-blue America, there was a richer land full of settlers who arrived at the shores of the New World; dreams in eyes,…

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…

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…

Prawn 101: Familiarise yourself

There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger prawns are one of the most exotic and delicious species of prawns. They are fished in both the ocean and fresh waters. Most of them have a narrow, tapering body, with the tail curled underneath, and long, whiskery antennae. The body is encased in a…

The Health Benefits of Lobster

Lobster, long considered a luxury food item, can make for a healthy and delicious meal when eaten in moderation. It offers significant amounts of many important vitamins and minerals, but there are certain considerations to take into account when eating lobster, especially if it’s cooked in salt-rich sauces or eaten dipped in butter. Lobster is…