Mharo Rajasthan festival by ITC Sonar Kolkata

  It’s not quite often vegetarian food manages to surprise or even interest hard core non vegetarian eaters and it is not every day you will find a food festival happening in Kolkata which is completely vegetarian. With all the food festivals that take...

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Poached fish inspired from Donna Hay and ways of destressing

This is one of the easiest fish recipes ever and the best part is, it is poached and hence, healthy. I have used pomfret in the recipe; however, one can always use any white fish fillet for making it. The recipe is inspired from Donna Hay’s lime and coconut poached fish. I have tweaked it to my taste as well as the ingredients easily available to me. – Madhushree

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Dacres Lane Kolkata – memories of 2 years

My classes started at 8.30 AM . Address was 6 Waterloo Street . At that point of time I stayed in  Chandannagore so in order to attend the classes from 8.30 AM onwards I had to catch a train around 6.50 AM from Chandannagore. By the time I reached back home it used to...

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Cooking up Culinary adventures by Jayabrato Chatterjee with chicken Jhaalfrezi

This is not a cook book. This is not a history book. This is a journey of a cuisine on a long road and getting influenced in turn and assimilating the best of both the worlds. Like any other community, we the Bengalis, take immense pride in our literature, culture, history and food too. This is a review of the recent release by noted author and film maker Jayabrato Chatterjee

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Don’t touch my Ilish recipe please

There are two camps when it comes about views on Ilish. Conventional and adventurous. Ethnic and fusion. I belong to the old school where I plead that dont innovate Ilish to an extent to kill the basic flavour of the fish.

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Ilish Paturi and that ritual which will never happen again

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (do you know about him? I stumbled upon his life while doing the research for this fish) had once said – In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.”  One of the many reasons why...

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Bodega Cantina Y Bar Kolkata – The new hotspot

Bodega Cantina Y Bar is the new entrant in the food scene of Kolkata and its different . The top three criteria to make a restaurant successful in Kolkata doesn’t get a tick, yet we are hopeful and ecstatic about Bodega Cantina Y Bar. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Tea tasting with Goodricke tea

“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” ― D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture Such is the...

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Hazratbal – as we saw it

We caught it’s glimpse, as we were travelling alongside Dal Lake. This was the first day in Kashmir and we were out on a  day tour of Srinagar and surrounding areas. This felt like a long day, especially after a sumptuous wazwan (traditional Kashmir lunch) and...

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