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How fresh is your tuna?

How fresh is your tuna?

Think of tuna and India’s seafood scene is probably not the first that comes to mind. Besides Kerala, tuna is largely ignored in seafood markets across the country. This might be changing with the availability of high-quality tuna in India, being promoted through the Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and ...

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Ghosts of kitchens past – The Hindu

Ghosts of kitchens past - The Hindu

A week before the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2018, opened to the public on December 12, Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar managed to procure 10 quintals (1,000 kilograms) of rice for her culinary project Edible Archives. And more rice was on its way. Bahurupi from Orissa; Burma black, dodda bair nellu, kagisale and ...

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Open-pour-clink-drink – The Hindu

Open-pour-clink-drink - The Hindu

Go to any restaurant in Italy, even a really tiny osteria, and you will be offered the choice of a house wine. That is, a non-branded wine that’s likely to go with almost everything on the menu, and can often be the best bang for your buck. In India, the ...

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A haven for meat eaters in Mumbai

A haven for meat eaters in Mumbai

There is half a chance that everyone who lives in Mumbai would have visited this place in the heart of Colaba, South Mumbai, at least once with friends, and devoured a mutton fry masala or a bheja fry with naan. After all, not too many restaurants in the city are ...

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Churros in Spain is a good idea

Churros in Spain is a good idea

In Spain, they take siestas very seriously. I can relate to that, I am from Bengal. However, on a hot summer day in the coastal city of Malaga I learn, some things are worth giving up your afternoon nap for. Even if it means circling the block under the sharp ...

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My Nation Food Court is a unique initiative of the Prison Department, government of Telangana

My Nation Food Court is a unique initiative of the Prison Department, government of Telangana

Rajkumar smiles as he pours a glass of water. “Shall I get you a Maaza?” he asks. Ravi is taking orders elsewhere. Moving briefly from the table, he yells out the order near a window that leads to what looks like the kitchen. At the counter Ram Babu keeps an ...

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In Singapore the Kaya toast is a must try

In Singapore the Kaya toast is a must try

When in Singapore, do as the Singaporeans do. Perhaps, nothing better would do justice to the modified adage than kaya toast, a popular, crunchy breakfast staple of the glittering city-state. On a bustling Saturday morning, I pootle off to the Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlet at Downtown East in verdant ...

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Madurai’s Puppy’s Bakery relaunched – The Hindu

Madurai’s Puppy’s Bakery relaunched - The Hindu

Cool off with a thick shake A year ago there were rumours of the iconic Keventers milk shakes entering the city. While that is yet to happen, the Puppy’s Bakery has gifted the city its own brand of signature milk shakes in the legendary lookalike glass bottles. Awesome Milk Shakes ...

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Any time is chocolate time

Any time is chocolate time

‘Tis the season for chocolates, cakes and Christmas cheer. And for most of us, chocolates are our Kryptonite. Chocolates have officially gone from sinful to unstoppable with homechefs turning their sweet tooth into successful small businesses. These chocolate makers are serving up a variety of chocolates in various shapes, sizes ...

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Candy cane and Santa’s beard

Candy cane and Santa’s beard

It feels like a big theatrical production. Everyone knows their part: men and women in hairnets dart past, some cradling large masses of molten candy, while others cart trays of the sweet delight in various colours, shapes and sizes. Inside Zubi, the city-based candy company in Tondiarpet, rows of long ...

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