“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,…

Of Friends Who Opened The Gates To Gujarati Cuisine

I went to a school in suburbs where every second person was Gujarati and it was very normal that when I’d visit a friend’s place that their grandparents would assume I am a Gujarati too and would automatically start speaking to me in the language, only to be subtly told by their grandchildren that I…

Pranzo At Celini – Of Italy, Love And Warmth!

It had been a while since I stepped out for a nice lunch date with friends, and if you know me, you’d know that I prefer to go out for breakfast or lunch and keep it light in the evenings with coffee or a light dinner. Since the last few days I’ve feeling a little…

Flea Bazaar Cafe – The Next Gen Food Court?

It was last month that Mumbai’s F&B industry started buzzing with the news of the upcoming launch of the Flea Bazaar Cafe in the corporate hub of Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, and of course, the place managed to catch the attention of many a curious foodies. An initiative by The Impresario Group, this is a market…

Kangan: Oudh Revisited!

I don’t know what is it about Indian food that always draws me to it than its global counterparts. Maybe, the familiarity? The vibrancy? The flavours? Maybe all of it. I find it hard to stay away when the aromas of a freshly done tadka on a dal, or that of hot chapatis on the…

A Spanish Affair At The Leela Mumbai

When you think about Spain, you’d think about beautiful beaches, legendary footballers and sprawling vineyards. You would also think about some of the best European dishes you can taste, like paella. It is this slice of Spanish indulgence, topped with dressed olives, assorted cold cuts and a range of desserts spearheaded by the Spanish orange…

Of Friendships And Breaking That Virtual Wall Called Social Media

A lot has been written about her already with each article resembling the last one, where they all talk about this woman who is a great cook but does not have a stomach. Of course it grabs eyeballs and one wonders how someone lives a life without a stomach and an appetite! Somehow through all…