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Foraging For A Greater Taste: How Wild Food Is India’s Latest Culinary Love

This article was first published in The Quint in August 2019. Foraging in the wild for edible berries, leaves and fruits is perhaps one of mankind’s oldest habits. That, though, does not mean that our habit is rudimentary. Even in the present day and age, hundreds of fringe communities across India rely directly on nature

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Throwback of the centuries: A weekend at the Neemrana Fort-Palace

Now in its sixth century, the Neemrana Fort-Palace is a one of a kind heritage hotel that sparked off a trend, while keeping its actual flavour intact. When I moved to Delhi four months ago, one of the many things that I was looking forward to (apart from getting married, of course) are the numerous

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From Solitary Meals To Vacations – A Step Towards Positive Mental Health

So now that I’ve begun enjoying solitary meals, it was time to take the next step – solo vacation. Now this has been something that I’ve been hesitant about since a long time. It’s probably because vacations, in our conventional sense, has always been a group event. Even I’ve always travelled in groups of friends

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‘Kadaloram’ at ITC Maratha, Mumbai

A few nights back, Chef Praveen Anand of ITC Hotels took a few of us on a culinary tour of Jaffna, Kayalpatnam and Pondicherry at the Kadaloram festival being held in ITC Hotel, The Maratha, Mumbai. Kadaloram means “of the coast” and the festival focuses on these three regions of the Tamil Nadu coast and of Jaffna from northern Sri

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ITC’s Motichoor Mixing – a Luxurious Take on Grand Old Indian Festivities

On Saturday, October 27, I was invited by ITC Maratha in Mumbai for a very unique ceremony of “motichoor mixing”. The concept intrigued me, as it had never been heard of before and I wondered what awaited me at the hotel. Since the moment I had received the invitation, I kept wondering what would make

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Epaar Bangla, Opaar Bangla: The story Of The Grand Old Bengali Cuisine

Just in time for Pujo, Mustard, a new Bengali-French restaurant in Mumbai, is playing matchmaker by bringing contemporary cuisine from Bangladesh to our city, with the renowned Dhaka-based culinary expert Nayana Afroz and food historian Pritha Sen locking ladles.

“Signore, Una Pizza Per Favore” : An Ode To Pizza

  An ode to pizza, a dish that never leaves you through the great joys and greater heartbreaks. For the better part of my childhood, spent in the Dehradun of the ‘90s, I thought pizza was something only my mother knew how to make! This was back when I was oblivious to the multinational chains,

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The Halwai Culture Of Bikaner

There is something very alluring about life in a smaller town, to which I have always been attracted to. Being accustomed to life in India’s maximum city, it is borderline essential to step off the gas at times. Alighting the overnight train from Delhi at Bikaner, I couldn’t help but take a deep breath and

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