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Where food meets art

As we approach the end of an exhilarating year, we’re shining a spotlight on trailblazers and tastemakers that inspire us. Zealous and driven, Nirupa Shankar is a force to be reckoned with. On meeting her at Art Café in Bengaluru, I found myself captivated by her ideas for cultural collaboration. The second-generation entrepreneur and executive...

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Food – a celebration!

The Khan household is legendary for its lavish parties and its “khanawazi”. And much of the credit for those famous Bollywood parties that Sanjay ‘Tipu Sultan’ Khan throws goes to the gracious and fabulous hostess, his wife Zarine. But there is more to Zarine than being the perfect hostess; she is also a celebrity chef...

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Dhaka to Kamrup

In a new six-part series, we scour the country and beyond for lesser-known preparations of India’s favourite dish by Ananya Banerjee Biryani is a dish with a complex blend of spices, flavours and aromas. The word ‘biryani’ is derived from the Persian word meaning ‘Birian’ meaning ‘fried before cooking’ and ‘Birinj’, the Persian word for rice....

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The French connection

From cakes, meringues and crème brûlées to gateaux and tortes – my idea of a French affair by Chef Rakhee Vaswani When the gods and goddesses of desserts arrived, they all landed and settled in France. End of story. How else can France possibly be the effortless pioneers who gifted us with luscious cakes, meringues...

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Weight and watch

The safest and the most effective way to lose weight is to follow a calorie-restricted diet along with some exercise by Dr Namita Jain Obesity is associated with several health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, hypertension, gallbladder problems, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. Take charge, now! The more overweight you are,...

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How to host a wine dinner

Tips to make your party perfect by Alison Dumbell You’ve picked the date, invited your friends and now comes the enjoyable part – planning your wine party. If you are worrying already, you can stop now and follow these ideas to make your party perfect. A wine tasting party is both fun and a chance...

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CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S NOTE – History in the making, again!

The easy thing to do is to start with a bang. Yes, the launch issue of BBC GoodFood India was a thumping success – copies sold out within the first two weeks and we had to order a print rerun. Readers lapped up their favourite food magazine and devoured the content while the industry was...

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Baking blues

It’s time to whisk some magic in the form of these extravagant tea delights by Chef Rakhee Vaswani   After a kind dose of Pound Cakes, we are now going to switch over to tea time delicacies tea time or more like TV time these days, is the same, specially for the young ones. These...

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Guiltless pleasures

The myth that chocolates make you fat needs to be broken. by ZEBA KOHLI photographs Devhuti H Lakhey   Every day is my favourite day and there are two reasons out of a zillion that make all my days so special. First and foremost, is my passion turned profession: Chocolates. The second reason is my...

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Let’s chaat!

Mouth-watering recipes for those who like sweet, sour, tangy, spicy and crunchy snacks by Ananya Banerjee   For an Indian, “chaat” conjures up all things “chatpata” or lip smacking. This is one word that describes more than just an array of snacks: It is certainly a way of life. Something totally crave-able – sweet, sour,...