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Single is special – The Hindu

Single is special - The Hindu

Ashish D’Abreo, Co-Founder, The Flying Squirrel Single-origin coffee is completely dependent on the farmer. Which is why not all single-estate coffees taste good. The flavour of the end product depends on how well the crop is taken care of by the farmer; how much care is put into cultivating it, ...

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Seashell idli, anyone? – The Hindu

Seashell idli, anyone? - The Hindu

In 2015, when Chennai-based Anantha Narayan and Joseph Babin, the men behind Wannawill Inventorium, released a teaser of their new product — the shell idli plate — on social media, it garnered several thousand hits within a few hours. What it also did was draw emails from scores of interested ...

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Why traditionally made pickles are good for you

Why traditionally made pickles are good for you

Like it is elsewhere in the world, where people are waking up to the goodness of traditional foods, Indians are doing the same. We have lately discovered that there is science behind why one eats pickles with curd rice at the end of a meal. Pickles have been relegated to ...

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A coffee cured by rain

A coffee cured by rain

It’s a mildly sunny day after three months of rain, but no one at the coffee curing yard at Allanasons, in Kuthar Padavu on the outskirts of Mangaluru, is complaining. Dark monsoon clouds hover in the distance, and an evening of much-welcome downpour is guaranteed. After all, it is this ...

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How sustainable is your cuppa?

How sustainable is your cuppa?

Coffee is the most valuable legally-traded commodity in the world, second only to oil. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day, worldwide. Ironically, the poorest countries in the world (Guatemala, Ethiopia, Peru and Honduras are some of the top producers of coffee) are growing ...

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Chef Gary Mehigan on Indian ingredients

Chef Gary Mehigan on Indian ingredients

He is known for putting people at ease immediately with his disarming smile and cheerful demeanour. And Gary Mehigan, TV host, restaurateur and chef, does just that at Mumbai’s Magazine Street Kitchen, at the MasterChef Australia-inspired Mystery Box Challenge curated by the NGO, Foundation for Mother and Child Health India ...

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Pops of flavour at Planet Popcorn

Pops of flavour at Planet Popcorn

Popcorn and movies, movies and popcorn — an eternal combo. However, to be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of popcorn until theatres started vending fresh, flavoured popcorns. But there are days when you want to munch on some as you watch a movie from the comforts of your home. ...

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Here’s an app that lets you order fresh milk

Here’s an app that lets you order fresh milk

The milkman who cycles to our houses, milk pails in tow, has now become hi-tech. He will now drop milk packets at home, and simply scan a QR code by the door. Mid Valley Integrated Dairy Farm, located in Perambalur, has launched Happy Tales, a mobile app through which people ...

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‘Flavours from the City of Joy’: Tangra food fest, Sheraton Gachibowli Hyderabad

‘Flavours from the City of Joy’: Tangra food fest, Sheraton Gachibowli Hyderabad

With all the views of the glittering Financial District along with the comforting flavours of different south east Asian cuisine, there’s a dearth of dishes to try at Zega’s latest food fest, the Tangra spread, aptly titled ‘Flavours from the City of Joy.’ This food fest is vastly different from ...

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Here are some vegan restaurants to suit every palate

Here are some vegan restaurants to suit every palate

Veganism, the global food phenomenon that intertwines health and ethical practice, is finding its way in India. From cafés to dabbawalas, here are vegan food places that make cruelty-free food accessible. Bodhi Greens, Dharamshala Main Street, Dharamkot Started in 2017, at Bodhi Greens, you get an extensive menu comprising Buddha ...

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