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December 2015

Ambakalya

As stated in my article of 20th August 2015 “Unearthing of the lost” here is a detailed inscription, on another dish served the same day called Amba Qaliya. What is it– This is mutton cooked in raw mango without any oil or ghee. It is just raw mango which has been made a puree, with…

Sailing the Asian dreamboat

If you wish to swim the same bowl of Asia and yet see it in a  completely different light, then you are either standing in Vietnam already or you’ve found some crazy new jewel like The Fatty Bao, located at Sangam courtyard, R.K. Puram bang opposite Delhi Public School. This place already has a credible…

The RanchoLand

The Movie 3 idiots came in 2009, it inspired millions to follow our heart, do what we were supposed to do and not be in an invisible life cage. This was mostly the obvious part, the part that most of us do not know about is, it urged people to travel and to the tune…

A Colonial Melt

Flush out the last 25 years from the culinary chapter of the world and you step back to the zone, where food was only about tradition and techniques handed over by nannies, grannies and mommies; where food was supposed to bring families along, with the pleasure of eating every meal together. There was no internet;…

Backpacking epicurean’s take on Amritsar

“Food history is as important as a baroque church. Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods.  A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building.” Carlo Petrini Amritsar, The unaccredited culinary capital of India has been making quiet a noise in the culinary circuit. Anywhere you read, the name would just crawl…

Grill in or give in ?

Winter is here and so the old rusted grillers are out for most of us, who want to soak the weather and grill some food over deep conversations. Commercial establishments i.e. a restaurant wouldn’t also want to lose the same opportunity of business and would happily tap the option of creating a grill festival. The…

Take a bow at Gung

Out of 7000 plus restaurants across NCR there are not even 1 percent restaurants which rely heavily on reservation as compared to walk-ins, Even though people are quiet sure of where they are headed to but they still have a feeling, that somehow they would find a place when they reach there and not to…