The business of food in the new normal

The chief of Speciality Restaurants, Anjan Chatterjee talks from the heart but means business. In Calcutta to ...

The return of the Gondhoraj

Ever wondered what the ramifications of a lockdown can do to the adventurous palate of a probashi Bangali, liv...

Chutney Day: Back to culinary roots

Suddenly, Chandu ki chacha is in demand for all the chutneys he had offered Chandu ki chachi! No, not kidding....

Smart-cooking hacks

Cooking is not a chore — it is an activity to enjoy and, sometimes, can be rather therapeutic! I learnt ...

Trendy for good

I was rather amused the other day when visiting a friend and hearing a small group of adolescents bantering, n...

Back in business: Calcutta’s bars

After months of remaining shut due to the pandemic and no permit to serve alcohol as a precautionary measure a...

Food  /  Published 02.11.19

Hit reset for your eating habits

A few weeks ago, I had asked readers not to deprive or restrict themselves during festivals. I hope everyone had a great festive season, indulging or vacationing at one’s dream destination. Now that...
By Hena Nafis in

Food  /  Published 26.10.19

Let’s go nuts

So the gleeful festival of lights, Diwali, is upon us. As with all festivals and observances, there are certain perceptible rituals that symbolise the festival, such as cakes for Christmas, biryani fo...
By Vikas Kumar in

Food  /  Published 26.06.20

Top F&B names shut shop due to the pandemic

The outlet was as popular with celebrities for drop-ins and deliveries, as with the common people such as me during my days in Mumbai when a swift trip to the Colaba outlet for her famous macarons wou...
By Anannya Sarkar in

People  /  Published 29.02.20

A chat with British culinary king Brian Turner

You have been awarded with a CBE title — the highest ranking Order of the British Empire. Can you please decode that for us?What we have is a system, where the monarchy on her birthday, gives awards...
By Nandini Ganguly in

Food  /  Published 20.03.19

Recipe: Ram Ladoo -- a Holi special

A Delhi court on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to quiz Altaf Shah, son-in-law of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and others in connection with a terror-funding case involving ...
By Smita Tripathi in

Food  /  Published 15.03.19

Japanese chef has Indians eating out of his bowl

Working in India is very difficult,' says chef Shoji Morita ruefully. Morita is the head chef at Kampai, a 70-seater Japanese restaurant in Delhi's Aerocity.Morita came to India in 2017 to run the kit...
By Smita Tripathi in

Travel  /  Published 09.03.19

Turkish delight

Karen Anand is a culinary consultant, food writer and entrepreneur. In recent times her name has been synonymous with farmers’ markets. Follow her on karenanand...
By Karen Anand in

World  /  Published 01.03.19

30 years since beer ban lifted, Iceland says cheers

Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end. On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with — what else? — a nat...
By AP in Reykjavik

Books  /  Published 25.01.20

Chef Asma Khan empowers displaced women

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Tying culture and women emancipation through gastronomical experiences on a world stage is Asma Khan, a Calcutta girl whose voice trembles with joy and nostalgia at the...
By Shrestha Saha in

Food  /  Published 23.01.20

The maths of espresso coffee

Scientists have used a mix of mathematics and physics to propose a novel recipe for espresso coffee that they say will waste less coffee, is cheaper to make, and consistent from shot to shot.A 10-memb...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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