More Than Just Food: A Slice Of Aaheli At The Leela, Mumbai

Mumbai has always been a city that welcomes a wide variety of cultures. This particular aspect is more evident when you look at the city’s restaurants, and the many seasonal festivals that it hosts. One of these communities that have a wide presence in this city is the Bengali community, and you wouldn’t be hard-pressed…

Of Dhinchak Dosas and Dashing Dabelis!

I’ve been a resident of Juhu ever since we shifted to Mumbai in the year 2004, and yet it is an area I have explored the least. Maybe because we tend to take things for granted and keep delaying our plans. In fact the only few times I have been to Juhu Beach is when…

Textile In The World Of Spices: A Collaboration With The Lookout Journal

I have always insisted that collaborations can lead to magical results. This belief particularly rose out of my affinity for the culinary arts, where the key to building unforgettable delicacies lies in combining and contrasting elements with one another. But, the world of food is not just about the food itself. The magic within kitchens…

Unkempt : A Tale Of A Restless Mind

– By Vernika Awal We spend a large part of our lives chasing myths. Not fairies, angels or demons – those come later. We chase everyday myths – of shaping ourselves up, of having “our” people, of preconceived answers to the great hows and whys. The truth is, we do not really know a particular…

Can I Cook? Maybe!

I am decent cook and took to cooking very naturally, thanks to my parents – both of whom are excellent cooks. But I had always wondered how a person who has never been too inclined to step into the kitchen would react to a situation where he/she has to cook a meal. So when Rushina…

#ChaiPakodaDay: Discovering Mumbai One Pakoda At A Time

Always upbeat about celebrating the international food observance days, it was high time someone took charge and lead the way to celebrate the diversity of Indian cuisine, and who better than Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, a food expert who has committed herself to revive the Indian regional cuisine and give it the place it deserves in…

Discovering India One Plate At A Time: A Kutchi Bhatia Meal

I’ve spent my growing years in multiple states of India and it is something I take pride in, as I grew up to be more sensitive towards other communities and their culture. Ask anyone in the family and they’d tell you how conversations were always a driving force for me and the keenness to adapt…

#FBAISoiree: What’s In An Apple?

“And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: Your seeds shall live in my body, And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.” ― Kahlil Gibran The most famous…

Breathe In The Flavours Of Garhwal

Living in urban cities, people are scarcely exposed to the vast cultural diversity of the country. In situations like these, well-researched and aptly-curated food festivals come to their rescue. These festivals not only serve as a platform to showcase the cultures and the regional food, but also act as a great immersive insight into that…

Healthy Food: A Birthright

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme Note: The following post does not strictly pertain to food. However, it contributes in broadening our awareness and the horizon. Not many foodies have thought of exploring the creative world of the not so fortunate. As for many, inequality is nothing but being…

Celebrating Women The JW Marriott Way!

Known across the city for their unique Sunday brunches JW Marriott Mumbai, Sahar, a luxury five star hotel in Mumbai played host for the ‘Women’s Day Sunday Brunch‘ held at their JW Cafe on March 5, 2017. International Women’s Day will be celebrated on the March 8, globally, but the hotel opted to celebrate the occasion…