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How safe is your milk to drink? Experts caution against contamination

How safe is your milk to drink? Experts caution against contamination

By: PTI Written by Pallava Bagla | New Delhi | Published: March 6, 2016 9:30:31 am   A cheap milk testing kit has been developed by the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) in Mysuru. Express files India is today the world’s largest producer of milk thanks to the white revolution. ...

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Vegas Uncork’d: mermaids, canapés and rock stars

Vegas Uncork’d: mermaids, canapés and rock stars

Vegas is everything you imagined: hedonistic pursuits and glittering casinos, bikinis and ball gowns, neon signs and pulsing laser lights. So, not surprisingly, Vegas Uncork’d — demurely billed as a food and wine event — turns out to be a high-octane culinary roller coaster featuring rock star chefs, designer menus ...

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History with an Indian Accent

History with an Indian Accent

Written by Shruti Chakraborty | Updated: March 10, 2016 2:44:28 am The haveli boasts of an elaborate vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare (above); arched gateways, jharokas, and balconies carry the Mughal theme forward. The 200-year-old haveli is not easy to find, though the landmark is pretty popular — the Jama Masjid ...

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On the versatility of the pearl onion

On the versatility of the pearl onion

There we were — mother and daughter — tucking into a plate of vegetarian kothu parota. A few spoonfuls later, it dawned on us that the dish contained less of the sautéed parota and more of chopped onions that had been cooked until they were soft. Given some of my ...

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Glass, half full: Doppio, South Mumbai’s new brasserie, is worth a visit for its drinks menu, even if the rest evokes a sense of deja vu

Glass, half full: Doppio, South Mumbai’s new brasserie, is worth a visit for its drinks menu, even if the rest evokes a sense of deja vu

Written by Radhika Singh | Mumbai | Published: March 15, 2016 1:06:18 pm Doppio, which means a double shot of espresso, promises to be the hip new thing for the “elite SoBo crowd”. While its interesting drinks menu lives up to this promise and the food is good, the ambiance ...

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Storming the Oriental bastion – The Hindu

Storming the Oriental bastion - The Hindu

“We are not a pan-Asian restaurant. We are a Chinese restaurant; let’s establish that”, declares Chef Christian Yang even before we settle down for a chat. The décor at Typhoon Shelter, the newest restaurant to open at Skyzone in Phoenix Mill Compound, is understated Oriental. There are cosy booths with ...

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Something for Everyone: Cafe Cubano serves Indian and international favourites with mixed results

Something for Everyone: Cafe Cubano serves Indian and international favourites with mixed results

Written by Radhika Singh | Mumbai | Published: March 15, 2016 1:16:37 pm Cafe Cubano is neither a cafe; nor Cuban. Head Chef Rakesh Talwar says that he liked the ring of the name; it sounded like a place where people gathered and talked. The food is a melange of ...

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Under The Mango Tree – The Hindu

Under The Mango Tree - The Hindu

Revolutionary poet Bharati, who sought asylum in Puducherry during British rule, lived in Easwaran Koil Street. He is supposed to have set up his printing press at a bungalow for a couple of months until it was confiscated by the British. That very same bungalow is now being revamped into ...

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Food Review: Worth a Trip

Food Review: Worth a Trip

Written by Radhika Singh | Updated: April 30, 2016 1:38:39 am Churasco Chimichuri Chicken Liver; Peruvian Sunset (right) Lima is Chef Atul Kochhar’s latest experiment, the previous one being his restaurant NRI (Not Really Indian), also at BKC. Going to Lima is a unique experience, being one of – if ...

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Beat the summer blues with the king of fruits

Beat the summer blues with the king of fruits

Mango lemonade Ingredients: Mango: 200 gm; Lemon squash: Three Tbsp and juice extract of one lemon; Mint leaves: Six Method of preparation: Cut well ripened mango into small pieces. Add lemon squash, juice, sugar and salt to taste, ice cubes and mint leaves. Blend it to smooth mixture. Take a ...

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