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August 19, 2009

A THOUSAND PLATES AND MORE…

Some people say it is my quest for the hunt; I say it is my ‘kismet'(destiny) that I come across these places whose food speaks volumes […]
July 1, 2009
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TRIBAL CUISINES OF INDIA-INDIA’S NORTH EAST

My father was an Anthropologist. Hence, I accredit my interest in tribes and culture to those genes I inherited by virtue of my birth. And I […]
November 4, 2008
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BHUTANESE FOOD:A TANTRIC DELIGHT-THERE IS PASSION, FIRE AND WARMTH IN THEIR CUISINE

Bhutanese family beating rice We talk about friendly neighbourhoods, and we talk about Bhutan. Resting peacefully in between the Indian states of Sikkim and Assam this […]
July 13, 2008
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THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD LANGAR—TRULY IS A GREAT VIRTUE

Kar Sevaks Preparing Roti Guru Ka Langar (literally, langar or refectory of the Guru) is a community kitchen run in the name of the Guru. It […]
May 18, 2008
The KING as it is rightly said.

The KING as it is rightly said.

The hottest chili pepper in the world– bhoot jalokiya/naga jalokiya/raja mircha/u-morok Since 1994 and until 2006 the record holder as the “hottest pepper” was the Red […]
March 18, 2008

The Clean Platter

Some singers sing of ladies’ eyes, And some of ladies lips, Refined ones praise their ladylike ways, And course ones hymn their hips. The Oxford Book […]
March 17, 2008
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FOOD TALK-MY PASSION,MY EMOTION AND MY COMMOTION

Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. […]
March 17, 2008
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The Orgasmic Wiff Of Rustic Dining…

        I set off on a journey to the historical city of Jaipur to trace the migrant Muslim cuisine of the Pink City. […]
March 17, 2008
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Amma…alias Zaibun Nisha—the last of its Kind…after her, What?

She says, “What my father had in his hands, I do not even have a portion of it…but what he did leave behind with me was […]