Cheat sheet to fabulous meals

Barring those who despise carrying lunch to work, the rest of us are faced with the daily drudgery of answering the question ‘what to make for lunch today?’ and the even worse universal question ‘what to cook?’, thrice a day. There is only so much one can rely on restaurants and their ever so delicious…

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…

Yogurt: The marinade essential

When it comes to the conjugation of meat and marinades, there is hardly a precursor, so to say, in the culinary scheme of things. Whether it is a few chicken thighs to be thrown on the grill, or a hunk of meat to be barbequed on a hickory altar, or an everyday simple sauté, or…

Why meat is every woman’s superfood

A woman’s health is intrinsically tied to what she eats on a daily basis. Eating meat in moderation has huge benefits and a direct impact on a woman’s health, helping achieve significant balances that will help you handle every day like a superwoman! Why meat for women? We function best eating both plants and animals but…

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…

(W)hat (T)he (F)ood – Difference between Red and White Meat

You might have heard many renditions of why red meat is red and white meat is white. Let’s put some rest to the confusion with some clarity regarding the subject, shall we? (W)hat (T)he (F)ood decides the ‘colour’ of the meat? A protein called Myoglobin, whose purpose is to help ship oxygen to muscle cells,…

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 sugars in food are subjected…

Meat & Mead

It is one of the world’s oldest and most glorious traditions. Every celebratory feast involves consuming the best quality meat and washing it down with the highest quality ale. On every occasion, ranging from Birthdays to Victory Days, humanity has raised a toast to the amazing bond between delicious meat and refreshing beverages! Today, Licious…

The Magnificent Machismo of Meat

Meat, in general is quite beloved among people. Most meat lovers eat kilos of meat every year. That’s a lot of muscle, and it’s laden with meaning—in terms of human evolution, social habits and modern marketing. Men, on average, consume more meat than women. Paul Rozin, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist and the man responsible…