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Stories Make Food Interesting


My mummy says, I was an extremely picky and stubborn eater as a kid. I’m told, my granny had to tell me a story to feed me. And only when she did that, I would eat involuntarily. Well,why did that happen? My inquisitive self, made me in search for the reason. Made me think, about the trend of food channels coming up these days. People watch food shows, write down recipes, buy recipe books, but,mostly, end up going to a restaurant to have lunch or dinner on a day off. There is seldom any interest to cook. So, what urges them to do this drama? Is it these impressive dishes? Or is it the way the food is presented? What...


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Patisserie or Boulangerie ?


As a lay man, we would just walk into a bake shop in India and buy the pastries and breads we want but if we look around, one may just notice that some shops that sell these products will have “Patisserie” written on the shop board while others will have “Boulangerie”. I often ask my students the same question, Is it a matter of personal choice or the owners prefer to call it that way? Both these terms are French in origin( Probably the birthplace for everything sweet and in true sense the baking capital of the world). It’s known for its range of baked delicacies such as baguettes, croissants, éclairs, puffs et...


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“Out of the Box” Kitchen Approach


Nowadays as the world is globalizing, food from every country is getting popular. We are eating and enjoying dishes from different countries; that some of us have never even heard of a few years earlier. The other day, I read somewhere that Japanese Sushi and Katsu Curry, Arabic Falafel, British Fish and Chips, Nepalese Momos, Thai Curries, Mexican Tapas, Indian Chicken Tikka Masala etc. are some of the most popular dishes worldwide. I was amazed to know that Chicken Tikka Masala is considered Indian.  As I have learnt, this dish was just created accidentally for a British person who wanted to have a very mild curry with...


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