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Food memories are travellers. Mine travelled with me to Canada and stayed in my kitchen here. A link with my past. They gave me a sense of comfort. Yet, sometimes food stories also remind us that historically and culturally, access to and consumption of food are sagas of shame and deprivation.
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This year's World Health Day has an extremely important theme, especially for Indians: "Beat Diabetes". According to the National Family Health Survey, there were more than 69 million registered cases of diabetes in India last year. The International Diabetes Federation expects that number to reach 123 million by 2040. Fortunately, sticking to plant-based meals can prevent, manage and even reverse diabetes.
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PARIS -- After the mozzarella cheese sandwiches ran out, a colleague proposed a solution. We'd get a ham sandwich and he'd eat the ham, leaving for this reporter, a vegetarian, the tomato, lettuce and...
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We are very often enamoured by concepts that have the sanction of the West, and we tend to take them at face value. When I see supermarket literature stressing on the importance of tofu and quinoa for vegetarians, I am a little scared that we might be trying to follow a Western template of vegetarianism, instead of what is very innately ours.
I logged on to Twitter, the easiest way to participate in the outrage of the moment. And expectedly, I found my meat (accidental pun) - the Yulin dog meat festival in China. As a person struggling to choose between the pleasures of KFC's crispy chicken and the joys of a clean conscience, I was instantly hooked. This was a chance to develop a clear stand on the one question I've been evading since I gobbled my first half-fry at the age of 12-- to eat meat or not?
In the quest to stay a vegetarian some amazing and horrible Indian restaurants were tried that often reminded me of Amitabh Bachchan in Cheeni Kum. Italian cuisine often came to the rescue. Thanks to the variety of Italian vegetarian food, almost every other trip ended up in Italy. Yet, a personal question was still haunting me. What about tasting the culture of every city of Europe? What was stopping me?