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Call it Classic, Old Skool or by any other name, Retro never goes out of style. Fads may come and go like ballet skirts and bushy beards, but things people have grown up with will always remain close to their hearts. The guys at Radio Bar in Bandra seem to understand this very well.
Food allergies are life altering and could be life threatening too. It is not just another "fad" or a "trend". Being sensitive to certain foods is very different than having an allergic reaction to something. I spent a night in the emergency ward of a hospital recently with my two-year-old doubled over with unbearable pain, all the skin on his inflamed body covered in monstrous blisters.
With all the media brouhaha these days about processed food, MSG, genetically modified crops and more, a lot of us are in a state of mild panic. Despite this few of us take the time to understand what food is all about to our body and mind.
Main among the problems that come with living in a college hostel is the lack of a constant supply of food. The canteen food is nothing to write home about and eating out is not an option on a student...
Here's another reason not to trust everything you see on social media. For the last two weeks, one picture that kept appearing on people's Facebook timeline was of a "deep-fried rat" that someone alle...
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently found impermissibly high levels of lead in Nestle’s Maggi instant noodles. If that shocks you, you probably do NOT want to know what a...
As soon as it starts raining, the stomach starts to rumble and craves for some scrumptious monsoon snacks. (Well, they are available all year round but are somehow more special during the rainy season.) The joy one gets while sipping on a piping hot cup of coffee or masala chai while enjoying the monsoon is unexplainable. And no cuppa is complete without the sinful snacks that go along with it.
Only last month, Mumbai's plush JW Marriott hotel in Juhu played host to a one-of-a-kind pop-up pleasure. Until now, most pop-ups in India have been with restaurants from other parts of the country coming to visit. But this time, here was a true-blue two-Michelin star chef cooking up a culinary storm in the city!
I have noticed that most newly opened/upcoming eateries in the city are specialising in Chinese, Italian, Japanese or Lebanese cuisine. Restaurateurs are playing it safe by sticking to culinary styles that have been tried and tested on the Indian palate. Since Mumbai is a diverse city, it would be nice to see some stand-alone restaurants that serve unique flavours.
The government of India today said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is testing more Maggi samples collected from different states in the wake of Uttar Pradesh FSDA finding...
MUMBAI — Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who is one of the most prominent faces for ad campaigns of Maggi noodles, said she has met officials of Nestle India, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle...
It was an Old Monk-y evening of December when the entire unit was called for an evening dine-out. It began as most such evenings did, and then you saw a line of ranks being formed as a blue turban made his way to the enclosure reserved for ladies and officers. In the habit of following my dad everywhere, I tugged his arm and asked, "Who is it?" He whispered, "Jiggs Kalra."
The quirky thing about Shimla's restaurants is -- there are either tiny diners or cafés offering fast food, tea and cold drinks, or fancy eateries that feature overpriced alcohol menus -- there's no m...
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India ranks 5th in the list of countries that visit Instagram the most, according to Alexa.com, a company that provides commercial web traffic data. Their research also shows that 4.2 percent of the...
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At home, we have cereals, milk and fruit for breakfast every day. But never on a Saturday. Or on a Sunday. It just doesn't feel right. Everything about the weekend needs to be different. Less rushed. Less ordinary.
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India is well-established on the global culinary map. But it takes more than the rich and diverse proffering of traditional Indian fare to maintain this position: These chefs, over years of work in th...
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While I am largely inflexible when it comes to my main meals (I only eat desi food), I am quite happy to experiment with snacks and treats in between. Much to my delight much is happening in the world of food here in India. Every day I discover a new and innovative brand to add to my fridge or pantry. Here's a list of some of my recent favourites.
The regal charm of Hyderabad lies in its ability to seamlessly merge its hi-tech hub with its ancient heritage. By-lanes of Secunderabad, Char Minar and Nampally are awash with pungent aromas that fus...
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Switzerland just earned the title of the World's Happiest Country in this year's World Happiness index. And the Swiss resort town of St Moritz is celebrating 150 years of existence this year. Two compelling reasons to find out what all the fuss is about!
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How are local consumers supposed to make smarter food choices if there aren't products available? To my surprise, though, I did find some relatively healthy options to replace saturated fats, sugary bars and maida pasta at the recent Nutra India Summit. Here's my take.
I honestly don't look for a biryani to nail authenticity, because that is a very subjective thing. If it tastes great, bring it on. These are some of the biryanis in Bangalore that have lingered on in my mind long past their fragrance on my fingers.
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As Sameer Mushtaq wanders the famous gullies of Old Delhi, he meets the dedicated vendors who serve up the area's legendary, crowd-pulling street snacks.
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Saravana Bhavan is one of the world's largest chains of vegetarian restaurants. It has 33 branches in India and over 47 in another dozen countries. Its wide popularity has ensured that the chain does...
After my most recent visit to India, I started taking note of all the products I wanted that were missing from the shelves of local retail chains like Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Nature's Basket and Hypercity. Below is a list consumer goods that I predict would fly off the shelves in India.
Earlier, women used to travel with their families only during the winter or summer vacations. A woman travelling solo was unheard of. But today more and more Indian women are keen on travelling and not necessarily with their families or friends.
There's a self-imposed ban on these recipes for me. Because the first time I made them I ate so many that I had to police myself. These are gorgeous, highly addictive and the perfect dessert to bake for that someone special. You will have them eating out of your hands, literally.
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Oh how much easier it would be to eat healthy if we had such innovative healthy options available! Fortunately we do have a huge variety available to us. The only difference is that they aren't marketed as being 'healthy' or covered in buzzwords like 'paleo-friendly' or 'vegan'. If you want to nourish your body, look no further than your local grocer:
Then there were the guilt pangs to deal with. Every food festival or food tasting would be followed by days of resigned melancholy. I would be furious with myself for allowing such indulgence. I would conclude all hope was lost and find respite in a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream topped with chocolate sauce perhaps.
No matter how much you research for your trip, you will be offered temptations prompting you to change course. A hidden fort, a beautiful lake, apple plantations, a religious festival, marriages, local fairs--the more you ask around, the more to-dos will get added to your list.