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Now serving: Coffee with olive oil

Now serving: Coffee with olive oil

Chef Lionel Giraud became a Lavazza Chef Ambassador in 2016, and, since then, has taken great pleasure in exploiting all its facets. However, after two years as a Chef Ambassador, Lionel decided to infuse two most essential elements of Italian cooking — coffee and organic olive oil. Lionel Giraud chose ...

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Chennai’s Quattro: where food is an art

Chennai’s Quattro: where food is an art

Non-vegetarians might as well stop reading right now, but vegetarian readers, gather around, nay, join me, as I rant about what we go through at every social gathering. Pushed to one corner of the table, shunned as everyone else pretends to not know us. Asked to choose between the orange ...

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Chocolates with a touch of India

Chocolates with a touch of India

It was in 2014 that a young Arun Viswanathan SK came to the office in Coimbatore to tell us about his chocolate venture, Ganache for Da Chocoholics. It has been four years, and now Arun is 29 years old, and the winner of two bronze medals at the International Chocolate ...

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Meet the man operating the only oil press in a village near Coimbatore

Meet the man operating the only oil press in a village near Coimbatore

Decades before edible oil became a mass-produced consumer product packaged in plastic bags, an entire village in Tamil Nadu depended on oil presses for a living. Some 30 years ago, almost every household at Kadampadi near Coimbatore had an oil press. There was a Government-run society in the village that ...

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What Massmo, the world’s best chef, has to say on food waste

What Massmo, the world’s best chef, has to say on food waste

This year, Chef Massimo Bottura’s restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was ranked No 1 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. You may know him from the Netflix original series: Chef’s Table. What you may not know is the Italian chef also founded the non-profit association ‘Food for Soul’ to empower communities ...

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Chef Ajith Shanghumugham helps donors provide food for the needy

Chef Ajith Shanghumugham helps donors provide food for the needy

At 7 pm on Sunday, ‘Ente Annam’ grinds to a halt at Sri Avittom Thirunnal (SAT) Hospital at Medical College. Ajith Kumar, better known as Ajith Shanghumugham among his circle of friends, steps out of the three-wheeler heaving two huge containers, his two school-going children, Allan Ajith and Juliyana John ...

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Unwrap and relish the flavour of kizhi biriyani

Unwrap and relish the flavour of kizhi biriyani

Five months ago, Loly Malvin Alex wanted to introduce a “not-so-common” item for lunch at her diner. The proprietor of Idaneram restaurant near Bakery Junction started hunting for an appropriate dish on the Internet. Of the myriad options she chanced upon, Loly says what struck her most was the inviting ...

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Culinary Treasures of the World at Westin Hyderabad: A global trip on your tongue

Culinary Treasures of the World at Westin Hyderabad: A global trip on your tongue

Imagine a large part of the foyer at Westin Hyderabad Mindspace making a home for 12 chefs and their specialities. Well, it’s happening, so do make it a point to go here with a very empty stomach and an even more willing appetite. Westin Mindspace’s executive chef Mahesh Padala says ...

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Angad Singh Gandhi on Glenfiddich’s rich and classy history

Angad Singh Gandhi on Glenfiddich’s rich and classy history

There’s so much more to whisky than meets the senses, and Delhi-dweller Angad Singh Gandhi doled out exactly what that entails. The Glenfiddich brand ambassador is never in one place for too long as he hops from city to city, teaching bartenders and spirits enthusiasts how to make the most ...

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Art for a cause – The Hindu

Art for a cause - The Hindu

A pair of human figures on a textured canvas stands with their backs to the viewer. ‘Survivors’, a mixed media work on canvas is a representation of the human spirit that survives. A mix of grey, white and cream, with just a few stark lines forming the figures, the painting ...

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