• Mon, Sep 25, 2017
  • Giving India a taste for pure cocoa

    Updated: Sep, 25, 201705:30 AM

    Chocolates from eight different parts of the world lined the table at Nithin Chordia’s recent Chocolate tasting workshop, where he introduced enthusiastic chocolate lovers to the delicate flavours of...
    Giving India a taste for pure cocoa
    India’s first and only certified chocolate taster, Nithin Chordia’s love affair started during one of his business travels through Europe. “I was visiting around nine European nations to procure some of the best ingredients and products from across the world for a grocery home delivery service and chocolate became my focus. When I came back to India, I found that, except for industrial chocolates like Cadbury’s and Nestle, we had very few artisanal and gourmet chocolates in the market. I backpacked through Belgium for a while and later attended a certification course in chocolate appreciation, before launching my company, Cocotraits, to introduce the concept in India. Now, I organise workshops like this throughout the country, and even abroad, to promote this,” he explains. The two-and-a-half-hour workshop conducted recently introduced...
  • Chief Gaggan Anand: There is no such thing as a curry Chief Gaggan Anand: There is no such thing as a curry
    Updated: Sep, 24, 201702:59 PM

    With the Michelin announcing the launch of their prestigious Michelin Guide in Bangkok by the end of 2017, Anand said if he gets three Michelin stars, he would claim the fame of being the first such...

  • Make ‘fast’ food ‘feasty’ Make ‘fast’ food ‘feasty’
    Updated: Sep, 24, 201708:00 AM

    We know that you love sabudana khichdi, but why not try something new in the kitchen this Navratri? It doesn’t have to be the same boring recipe every single time. Whip up these interesting recipes...

  • Wayside treat from Sri Lanka Wayside treat from Sri Lanka
    Updated: Sep, 24, 201707:00 AM

    Kanniyakumari or Cape Comorin is soaked in spiritual, cultural and age old traditions. Having been ruled by the Cholas, Cheras and then the Raja of Travancore, even while the British presence was all...

  • Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk
    Updated: Sep, 23, 201704:27 PM

    Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being...

  • Grandma’s Wisdom: Going nuts over soy Grandma’s Wisdom: Going nuts over soy
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201706:30 AM

    When soy beans are roasted, they are called as soy nuts and eaten as a snack

  • Kolkata eateries line up mouth-watering dishes this Durga Puja Kolkata eateries line up mouth-watering dishes this Durga Puja
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201702:06 PM

    From traditional local delicacies like fresh river prawns cooked in coconut cream and hilsa in pineapple gravy to international dishes such as Caribbean chicken steak or fish in hoisin sauce, city...

  • Food Review: Back to the roots, with a twist at Maplai Food Review: Back to the roots, with a twist at Maplai
    Updated: Sep, 17, 201708:00 AM

    Care has been taken to serve the dishes in beaten brass cutlery, symbolic of South Indian culinary tradition.

  • Exotic Kosher cuisine from the kitchen of Cochin Jews Exotic Kosher cuisine from the kitchen of Cochin Jews
    Updated: Sep, 17, 201707:00 AM

    The food was influenced by the many racial communities as well as the local flavour, creating a unique fusion cuisine of Kosher foods.

  • Cooking is love made visible Cooking is love made visible
    Updated: Sep, 17, 201706:00 AM

    But the different outcome is always what made it so interesting and exciting to cook.