Churros and Co.

Masterchef Australia was the reason I got introduced to the Churros as a teenager. Well it is not really a household name in India today but back when Masterchef aired in India for the first time we really were not aware of its existence. Since then I have tried making my own batch to smother…

Melting Pot @Ballygunge

Ballygunge, has always seen the flock of food lovers from around the city at any time of the day in its by-lanes. Fairly known for its elite eateries Ballygunge always been quite the attention grabber. Adding to this gastronomic map is Melting Pot, a casual dining restaurant specializing in Oriental  and continental cuisines. Warm ambience,…

Turning 90: Flurys

What started with a Swiss Tea Room in the heart of the British capital of India in the year 1927 is synonymous with the culture of this city today. From city dwellers to travelers Flurys has gained quite a name and nostalgia for itself in its ninety year of existence. Originally started by a Swiss couple…

Charred with love!

The advent of wood fired ovens can be traced back to ancient Europe. Urbanization today is quite a stumbling block for age old traditions and authenticity. Wood fuel has been replaced by electricity today and the electric ovens do their job just fine but can legitimacy be compensated with something that is “just fine”? Firewood…

Sanjha Chulha: 15 sumptuous years!

Earning distinction in a competitive world takes a lot of hard work and resolution but being at par with oneself, living up to the fame one has achieved requires double the amount of resilience and obstinacy. Sanjha Chulha made the impossible possible by providing unwavering quality of food and hospitality  for 15 years in the…

The Palms turns 2!

The month of October has been quite a month of jollifications for The Palms Restaurant not just because it has been the month of festivals but also because this prodigious brainchild of Priyadarshini Dey completed 2 years of existence in the food hub of Kolkata. Offering a fine dining experience in the city without serving…

Diwali special coconut crescents

The thing about Indian festivals is, they are too many in number and double are the number of ways to celebrate them. The festival of lights, Deepavali is celebrated across the country with fire, colors and sweets. Needless to say the revelry varies from one part of the country to another. Deepavali at my place…

Momos and beyond

Dimsums and momos. These two words were often a cause of my childhood dilemma because I could not distinguish one from the other. Later I learnt that these were disparate names for dumplings originating in two different Asian countries. Momos as we all know it, a favorite among Indians and one of the most popular…

Caking it @Flurys

 Cake is the answer, who cares what the question is. Customization. Sounds familiar? Well the world today draws its breath from it. Everything around us finds a way to gets customized, “It is about giving things a personal identity” as many would say. From notebooks to clothes, from phones to food there is nothing that…

Living nature’s way

In today’s world of growing health disorders taking measures for a salubrious life has become impervious. Small changes lead to a revolution. Similarly tiny healthy steps culminate into a healthy lifestyle. Sugar, is one of the prime necessities for sustenance. In a household like mine use of sugar in daily lifestyle is mandatory. But in…

The Aam-affair at Flurys

Summers, a native of the tropics is more than just a throng of hot winds and searing heat. It is the season ushering mangoes to the sweltering tropics. This juicy summer stone fruit with its fragrant sweetness, exuberant texture and impeccable taste is inordinately enticing. The temptation of mangoes is unparalleled and adding to this…

FRIED AND ROLLED OVER!

The fried or ice pan ice cream made its way to India quite a while ago. This skillful mixing and rolling of  milk or cream with desired fillings over a chilled teppan, a favorite of East Asia has wooed the Indian ice cream lovers victoriously! Branding this style to kolkata is FROLLZ or more conveniently ‘Fried…