#food

OLD FOOD NEW AVATAR
The millet craze has officially taken over South India. And while I do agree that it’s largely an urban phenomenon, one cannot ever deny that our rural gourmands have never really stopped using these delicious millets in their daily lives. The millet varieties change over...
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WHEN AMBIENCE MAKETH THE FOOD
There is no denying that the love of food is real, but how far can you actually go for food — the other end of town, the other end of the city, the other end of the country? Well, what if we tell you that...
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HYPER LOCAL. HYPER REGIONAL.
With the whole world turning to sustainable practices in 2019, the F&B industry wasn’t far behind. Hotels and restaurants have started upcycling food and procuring ingredients from the local markets. Lawrence Amalraj, Executive Chef, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram has been working on creating a menu that...
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DO YOU LIVE TO EAT OR EAT TO LIVE?
Eat your curry leaves, so your hair can grow out strong and black. It’s your life goal as an Indian — you must have hair so strong you can lift with it and so black the night sky should envy you. Tomatoes keep cancer at...
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WHEN FOOD DID/DIDN’T US APART
We were to meet in the March of 2015, for the first time. I was excited, to say the least. This was the first time I felt attached without meeting the person in person; also, without video calls. Yeah! There was something very mesmerizing of...
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INDIA’S NEWEST ‘OLDEST’ CUISINE
In Mumbai’s up market Kamla Mills, lunchtime is the busiest. The young workforce from the business district descends upon the revamped mill that until not long ago had been in ruins. In the center of all the dining action is a sprawling restaurant, The Bombay...
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GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS: MINDFUL DINING IN 2020
The year 2019 has been exciting in the Indian culinary space. It was the year when not only newer and more relevant culinary trends came into mainstream but also when trends that had been building up for past few years saw fruition. 2020 promises to...
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KUSHKA AND MUTTON CHUKKA TO DIE FOR!
Kaavanna Parotta Kadai/Koorai Kadai /Natham Parotta Kadai — all names for this one much-loved foodie destination… so don’t be confused. This place has so many names but the place as such doesn’t carry a name board. It used to have thatched roof and thus the...
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GOING BEYOND THE HOME KITCHEN
If you try to Google the first women chef in India, you will find nothing. If you go back and ask historians, they may stare blankly at you. If you look in libraries, you’d draw a blank. Who and where the first woman chef was...
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THIS ONE SCORES ON CHOICE
You don’t go to pub and expect great food. That’s just something you’ve always been told or convinced yourself about. But times-are-a-changing and restaurant/pub owners are basically very politely showing their middle finger to reviewers (like me) around the world. Rules are meant to be...
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