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My dear Christmas Turkey

What one wouldn’t associate with an ethnic Christmas meal is a turkey. Well sure it is the quintessential Christmas bird throughout most of Europe and almost all of America but just not the fit in India save in a few expat and Anglo-Indian households. But, think of a better white […]

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Cheap To Chic: The Lobster Ascends

You wouldn’t suspect that a close relative of grasshoppers and tarantulas could be widely considered an elegant indulgence by gourmands all across the world, wouldn’t you? And yet, every time a chef proudly presents a lobster-based creation as a signature dish, that’s exactly what happens. Prepared by broiling in butter […]

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Flavour vs. Moisture: The Dilemma

High Temperature Flavour Development  Browning creates a tremendous amount of flavour and is a key step when cooking meat. This happens through a process called the Maillard reaction, named after the French chemist who first described it in the early 1900s. The Maillard reaction occurs when the amino acids and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Story of the Hilsa

The Ilish, also known as Hilsa, is a popular food amongst the people of South Asia and in the Middle East, and especially with Bengalis. It is the national fish of Bangladesh. Bengali fish curry is a popular dish made with mustard oil or seed. It is also popular in […]