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…

The Luscious Lobster

Lobster is considered a delicacy and many people love its rich taste. Once you have tried this tasty treat, you will definitely want more. However, before you dive in and take a bite, you may want to learn a little more about what lobster is, how to eat it, where to get it, and how…

A Tilapia Tale

Famed as the food of Pharaohs in ancient times, Tilapia is the world’s second most farmed fish, after Carp. The term Tilapia actually refers to several related fish species that originated in the Middle East and Africa but are now farmed all over the world. The waters of Asia and Latin America are the biggest…

Balle Balle Bangada

Mackerel, popularly known as bangada in India, is one of the country’s most widely consumed fish. Although bangada fry and curry are the favourite Indian ways to cook Mackerel,  the numerous health benefits of this wonderful fish can also be enjoyed in baked, steamed or grilled form. Packed with omega – 3 fatty acids and…

Food for Thought – From Waves to Brain

Traditionally fish has been described as “brain food” – a claim that was dismissed as an ‘old wives tale’ for many years but recent research into the links between fish and brain function suggest that this old wives’ tale may have more than a small grain of truth behind it. A large part of the…

Malayali Marvels – A Boon from the Backwaters

One of the most unique and beloved styles of Indian Cuisine is the one served up by the Malayalis. Every foodie loves the fabulous food coming out of the coconut lined coast of Kerala. The cuisine of Kerala is linked to its history, geography, demography and culture. It offers a multitude of both vegetarian and…

Red, White and Blue (Crab)

Crab meat is one of the most succulent and delicious varieties of all the available meats in the world. In fact, it’s near the very top of many of the world’s finest Chefs and Food Critics’ list. Crabs are high in protein and are also a good source of niacin, vitamin B12, chromium, selenium, iron,…

SAUCE WARS

Just like the famous duo of Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson, or the hilarious Tom and Jerry, sometimes things work best in pairs. Even if you decide to fly solo, like Sheldon Cooper, you would still have to give into a chemistry of another kind. Whether its gastronomic, or Amy Farrah Fowler. Meat and the…

RO- WHO? RO­-WHY? RO­-HOW?

Ahh, the Rohu. If you are from Bengal, Bihar, Orissa or Uttar Pradesh and you eat fish, chances are that your childhood went, Fish = Rohu, Rohu = Fish. This glorious member of the carp family has serenaded the sensations of generations of Indian Ichthyophiles. It is just that good. If you didn’t know much…