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Hoi An on my bucket list

Hoi An on my bucket list

A few months ago, my partners and I embarked on a journey (literally) to create a new restaurant in Colaba. Miss T is a restaurant and cocktail lounge inspired by the Asian Golden Triangle which includes the regions of Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. Our chef was packed off for ...

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Under the Sicilian sun – The Hindu

Under the Sicilian sun - The Hindu

Sicily has been a centre of wine production since the Roman times thanks to its unique microclimate and varying topography. But its reputation as a wine region was nowhere near that of say Chianti in Tuscany or Barolo in Piedmont. Unfortunately, the wine quality was not always up to the ...

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Carnatic musicians give us their food favourites from the sabha

Carnatic musicians give us their food favourites from the sabha

V Deepika The scene, both musically and food-wise, is really happening in Chennai during Margazhi. I’m a regular at most sabhas, but the Music Academy has always been my favourite for the food and ambience. The whole experience there is vibrant. This year, Balaji’s Pattappa has taken over catering at ...

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Dine here on Christmas Eve in Visakhapatnam

They are human too - The Hindu

It’s time to fish out your stretchy pants so you can feast unfettered. Not just cakes and cookies, hotels in the city are pulling out all the stops to offer their patrons exciting menus. Fairfield by Marriott has one specially crafted for Christmas Eve. Selections from the buffet include roasted ...

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Eat like a royal – The Hindu

Eat like a royal - The Hindu

It is a scent I am familiar with, but never before has it perfumed my glass of milk! The last time I got a whiff of it, I’d figured out it was from the pricey Tom Ford oud, a perfume the world of fashion was going crazy about then. Now, ...

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A seat at the table: Christmas in Goa

A seat at the table: Christmas in Goa

Laveena Dias, a homemaker from Caranzalem, remembers how, as a child, she used to love making kulkuls — the shell-like, golden sweet that is every Goan’s kid’s favourite Christmas sweet. Now, she ushers in the festive season by making them with her three daughters, aged three to seven. While shaping ...

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Craft burger sauces: don’t reach for the ketchup

Craft burger sauces: don’t reach for the ketchup

Only the right kind of burger will have you willing to nearly dislocate your jaw to get every scrumptious layer in a single bite. Who cares about potential injury when it’s all for a good meal? The craft burger movement, powered by strong flavours and fresh ingredients, requires a good ...

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A taste of the mountains

A taste of the mountains

Sainji village, nestled on a hilltop in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, is popularly known as the corn village. Golden bunches of corn hang from the ceiling in the verandah outside each house and glisten in the sunlight. Corn occupies pride of place in this region, as it is ...

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Pidi for Christmas – The Hindu

Pidi for Christmas - The Hindu

Christmas is inevitably associated with food and food stories. Probably because it is one occasion when everyone in the family gathers together. After the 25-day Nativity Lent when we do not eat meat, Christmas day is eagerly awaited, when we no longer need to abstain. My father disappears on Christmas ...

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The mother of all gifts

The mother of all gifts

There is something special about discussing Christmas in Jerusalem, you must admit. And we did just that. On a media visit last year, I made friends with food writer Margo Schachter from Italy, and Carmen Lopez del Hierro from Spain, who manages her own gastro-blog, works for the country’s biggest ...

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