Mulled wine recipe and our first time

"Everything's better with some wine in the belly" - Tyrion Linnister, Game of Thrones.  When I had written the post for the Christmas cake, little did I know that my tribute to one of the favourite songs of mine during my growing up years would also be the last few...

Abcos Food plaza introduces the Sunday brunch

So, on a beautiful sunny (and somewhat cool) Sunday, we were on our way to Abcos Food Plaza for their brunch on an invite from Amrita. Anindya had been there before, but for me, I went with no expectation and an open mind. We were standing in front of a four story building with large golden decorated gate in an Oriental style. Thats Abcos Food Plaza. Each floor had a different name of a restaurant- O Calcutta, Kipling’s Klub, Pen & Ink and Dalhousie Celebration on roof top.

Varanasi Ganga Aarti in evening through my camera and photography tips

Its almost 2 years that I had visited Varanasi and these pictures were taken then. Yes there cannot be anything new that can be written about the evening Aarti in Varanasi or it can be? This is one of those spectacular ways of offering Puja to Ganga which attracts tourists from all across the world.

SpiceKlub Kolkata – Vegetarian dish gets redefined

SpiceKlub comes to Town We (Madhushree and I) need an additional motivation to go and check out a vegetarian place. Yes, like many times earlier in this blog, this is a shameless confession and by saying that we don't wanna demean anyone; it is just a personal choice....

Christmas cake with almond paste frosting and my christmas memories

Just like any other festival the meaning of celebration changes over time. There has always been a point of time when we believed in Santa Claus and his gifts and then slowly with more books and knowledge things changed. This is a tale of two cities in West Bengal which celebrates Christmas and also the recipe of Christmas cake with Almond paste frosting

Eden pavilion ITC Sonar Kolkata – Its #trendingatpavilion

#TrendingatPavilion ...yes, it was all about the ‘hash tag’ along with some responsible luxury culinary initiative from Eden Pavilion, at the ITC Sonar.  Pavilion across the country went through a major transformation in their effort to bring about caringly selected...

Mangshor Jhol is the best utility dish like an utility cricketer?

What does Sunday mean to you? Ask a Bengali.  The answers lie at the end of this post. Let me know how many match with your answer. There are many specialized dishes which have certain strength or flavour and only goes with specific combinations. A nicely made chicken...

The Grid Kolkata – why we love it

I was recently having this discussion with some fellow eminent bloggers at a food meet. It is a tough ask to rate/ judge a restaurant (that too, a start up) on a single occasion. Why? Haven’t you heard of a risk of being flash in the pan? Have you never had a bad day...

Phulkopi Roast – Ma cooks

There are few dishes which, no matter what, I would want my mom to cook. One of those dishes is the Phulkopi-r  roast or cauliflower roast. Winters for me, is incomplete without cauliflowers and particularly, this dish. Since marriage, a lot of recipes have got...

Italy on a plate in Kolkata beyond Pizza and Pasta

Beyond Pizza and Pasta Did you know that in India, the highest selling cuisines have always been Indian, Chinese and then Italian? However, recently there has been a shift and Italian has moved in to the second spot after Indian! Now is the chance for lovers of...

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