Bengali Mustard or Kasundi

We are excited that our Regional Speciality section will have a fabulous new addition with Ananya Banerjee's Bengali Kasundi ( Mustard). Ananya is a formidable force in the culinary arts, a food- designer, an artist and a cook par excellence her first book Planet Gastronomy -100 Most Popular Global Recipes recently launched in Mumbai. A globe trotter [...]

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The connection between food allergies and your gut health – Anindita Rungta

Food allergies and sensitivities are rising exponentially across populations of people including children. Many of us have now become familiar with rising incidences of hives, [...]

The real benefits of Watercress – Ritu Garg

Microgreens
WEIGH LESS WITH WATER CRESS Do you now an old story “The watercress girl ?”. It is about a young and poor eight year old girl who sells watercress bundles on the London [...]

Time to Upgrade your Lemonade – Ritu Garg

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TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR LEMONADE— from mere lemons to Meyer lemons--- “When life offers you lemons, make lemonade !” goes the saying . But when Gourmetdelight [...]

My foray into Farro – Ritu Garg

FARRO --- NOT FAR ANYMORE! This is the story how I started making Farro-gyro. But before I tell you that story, there is one more story that is very important to be told. So [...]

Blackberry Yogurt

I have been spending time, deciding on easy recipes with exotic ingredients. People love experimenting with new ideas but do not want complicated recipes which require too [...]

The beauty of Roasted Vegetables

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Roasted vegetables are remarkably easy to make, they look wonderful on your table bursting with colour and energy and make a great side dish with almost anything. The best [...]

Farmers Market Fresh Veggies are here !

Imagine your rustic table filled with delightful organic Chiogga Beets, Watermelon Radish, Rainbow carrots, Green Meat Radish, Purple Sweet Potatoes. With the additional task [...]

Brussel Sprouts for the Season

Brussel Sprouts are a must on your table if you are celebrating this season. These mini cabbages can be cooked in a multitude of different ways, roasted, salted, sauteed or as [...]

The Making of Ravioli

The history of ravioli throws up many theories related to the invention of the ravioli. The one that I found quirky is that the dish was first invented by Genovese sailors who [...]

MISO GINGER SALMON

Salmon fishing in the Yemen is an original storyline, and not your usual romantic comedy. It’s the film you can take your dad to, your mum to or even your boyfriend [...]

The Epicurean

Welcome to the Epicurean... In this series you will find anecdotes and travel memoirs of a seasoned Chef, who loves picking up delightful recipes from around the world, [...]

Celebrate Onam

The festival season is upon us starting with Onam, the famous annual festival when Malayalis traditionally return home for a span of 10 days. Celebrated to welcome the beloved [...]

Summer Salads

So summer is officially here and there is no better way to celebrate it than with lots of juices and smoothies. Of course there is the ubiquitous salad which you will chance [...]

Edamame – India Mein

Edamame —India Mein Do in Rome as the Romans do. But do in India as the Japanese do!!! What the heck? No no, what the hack? Indians are adept at adopting and [...]

Brinjal= Eggplant=Aubergine=Gourmet Delight

The biting cold outside did manage to touch me despite a shooting heat flowing from the  heater in my cosy apartment in Jerusalem. The  intrigue  of the Dead Sea and [...]

Breakfast eats: Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns with Hot Coffee
Hot cross buns One-a-penny Two-a-penny Hot cross buns We grew up humming this nursery rhyme as kids without knowing its significance. A typical hot cross bun [...]

Breakfast Eats – Potato Toast

Potato toast with Fresh Greens
Did you know that eating a good, healthy breakfast helps in weight loss and weight management? But if you skip this first crucial meal of the day your blood sugar level [...]

Take a `seasoned’ advice

Brussel Sprouts
Remember the Disney movie  Ratatouille where Chef Gusteau’s famous line was- “anyone can cook.” This motto holds true and while not everyone can become a great cook, a [...]

Go Greek with feta all the way!

Feta cheese is commonly used to toss up a traditional Greek salad. But Greeks who are the highest consumers of this cheese eat it daily like bread and it is a permanent [...]

Eat eggs the Parsi style…

"Sunday ho ya Monday. Roz khao andey" Back in the 90's this hummable jingle extolled the virtues of eggs as a healthy option. In those days, the focus was only on the [...]