As we isolate in our homes during this unprecedented global pandemic, food — and cooking — remains an eternal source of hope, joy and healing. Lockdown Cooking is our humble contribution to this cause. Please join us in cooking from the heart using what’s available at home.
Fabelle: Luxury chocolate brand opens its door in the city There is a saying that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ but for me, it has always been...
While writing this recipe we kept on wondering about a story that could be shared in the blog. This recipe was special. Madhushree and I never had this made...
Pan Asian of ITC Sonar kolkata offers some of the best Asian delicacies as we experienced it once again when we visited it as a part of Restaurant week India .
Phewa Lake in Pokhara Nepal is a major tourist attraction and a photographers delight. In this post we find out the reasons as we undertake a lazy afternoon boat ride. This was 2 years ago and hope nothing much has changed now there
Move over cocktails its now smoked cocktail. Smoke House Deli kolkata has an ongoing festival on Smoked cocktail festival where one can try out some classics reinvented and some new innovations
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...
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
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...
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
Food Fables and Travel Tales of a couple where the wife cooks and husband clicks and both eat at the endSource: Pikturenama | Food Fables and Travel tales...
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.
At times I wonder how many chowmein shops are there in Kolkata? Well, I possibly would lose count.They come in different shapes, sizes and colour and they are...
Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before...
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...
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.
Turkey is for Thanksgiving in United Sates. Easter calls upon Easter eggs and hot cross buns all over London. It is evening. It is Ramzan. And it is all about...
“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...
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...
The people behind the food is always as interesting as the food they prepare to delight us. In our series of knowing the people behind the food – we present Chef Sonu Koithara, Executive chef Taj Bengal Kolkata. A journey into his life, his food philosophy and what Kolkata can expect from Taj Bengal in the coming days.
Not everyday you get a chance to meet the judges of Masterchef Australia up close!! A dream comes true moment for the both of us when we got this opportunity brought about by Brittania Chunkies. They shared their stories, they cheered with the frenzy crowd and they opened up their hearts in an unbelievable manner with the gorgeous Maria Goretti. This is definitely a cherished moment of our lives, one that we will always remember.
This is a story of a couple and what role does dessert play in their lives. Raspberry semifreddo is a great frozen dessert to try out this summer . This was inspired by the autumn in Cardiff where Madhushree has spent some wonderful times.
At times the picture says a lot more than the words. One our way to Gulmarg from Pahalgam we came across this small home bakery . A family baking together and running the store embraced us the travellers as if we were a part of the family. Known as Kandoor, they bake these small breads for the village community
After the wonderful Ilish or Hilsha festival The gateway hotel Kolkata presents Raj Barir Khawa Dawa or feast of the royal palaces of Bengal. An initiative which is worth praising, dishes worth devouring upon and if you are a foodie you must check this festival out
Its not everyday that I write but when I write I write about the rare occasions. This is a surprise which I prepared for my husband using Britannia Good Day chunkies, Ice cream, Kahlua and Milk . Read the story and recipe here – Madhushree
There is a new place to eat in Kolkata. The Internationally famous chain Barcelos flame and griled chicken opens up in Kolkata at Acropolis Mall Kasba. Our prediction ? This place should run as its good food, value for money and a nice place to hangout. It offers some unique dishes and the innovative ways of presenting the food which will be a hit with guests.
There is a significant amount of Bengalis residing in Pune. We were one of them few years back. One of the exciting parts of the weekend was to explore new Bengali food joints or to take a shelter in the comfort zone of Oh Calcutta and its hospitality. We visited Pune after almost 4 years and realized that the bengali food scenario in the city is not what it deserves to be.
The third largest Industry in Kashmir is seeing hard days now. Although the number of cricket matches played across the globe has increased, the nation celebrates the annual cricketing extravaganza called IPL the Kashmir willow bat has a different story to share …
A city is defined by the local food and that one particular lane or gali where you get the local food freshly prepared. These food lanes are more than lanes they are like a place of assembly for the foodies, its a place to tickle the taste buds and also tourists delight to make an attempt to know the city through its food. When we reached Khayyam Chowk
We were in Pune when German Bakery blast happened and since we left in 2011 and shifted base in 2012 everytime we passed this place it was haunting . When we visited Pune this time the first place we visited was German Bakery Pune and
Which one is your favourite tea stall in Kolkata ? Is it the tea stall at the corner of your residential area ? Or that busy masala especial tea maker outside your office ? We list the 5 tea joints in Kolkata which you cannot miss ..
Poila Baishakh or the Bengali New Year is an occasion of food, get together, laughter and celebration. It also leaves behind some memories which one remembers for the lifetime. Be it childhood memory of all brothers and sisters together or the sumptuous lunch cooked by ma or the first thrill of catching a glimpse of that elusive woman or like in my case the first possession of a book by Satyajit Ray ..
The Wall Street Bar kolkata has a new menu . Some innovative In house cocktails like the Wall Street classic, M Special Kafir tea are worth checking out. The Gastro pub has an impressive range of food which should not be missed and the star attractions are
While travelling as there are tourist spots, there are moments which needs to be captured instantly and once gone they are gone forever. This late evening and onset of night in Pahalgam was one such
Park Street is famous for baptism of many a youth into the first drink. The food available is equally illustrious and if you are a frequenter in some of the joints then you get some out of the menu food specially for you, We were inspired by the Karjyam Vepudu which we had in one of the recent food festivals and while preparing that we realised
The first of its kind where we look at the Linen range of Turtle this summer for semi formal dressing. The summer along with humidity shouts for right choice of fibers and soothing colour shades. This range has both perfectly combined and worth checking out
The food festivals are always a nice inclusion in the foodscape of the city. Novotel Kolkata is holding a Jodhpuri Food festival where handpicked dishes of Rajasthan are offered to the guests. While we were on our way for the food festival we
It has been a privilege to experience the Ghats in Varanasi at different times of the day. After we experienced the ghats in the night we took a boat ride the next morning to have a rendezvous with the famous ghats . As we started our journey
I always wanted to leave a note for my son as he is growing up. There are so many stories which I want him to listen to, so many words which I want to share with him. Of late I have realized that if not anything else this blog for him will b worth to read as he grows up . He turns 4 today and what better way to wish him a happy birthday. Happy birthday Tugga
This #Telangana food festival is on at ITC Hotels Kolkata. The name of the dishes can be tongue twisters but they surely leave a lingering taste on your taste buds. The tangy spiced fish Pulao or the Karjyam Vepudu or the Royyala vepudu all were winners. Not to forget the Uluvacharu which is claimed to be the signature dish by both Andra Pradesh and Telangana.
There is something exciting going on in Smoke House Deli Kolkata. A new menu in addition to the regular show stoppers. More variety for the vegetarian fares and large portions has just made this place to be visited often. An often go to place for us we enjoyed sampling the new menu.