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A lot of times brands ask various bloggers to associate with them or be a part of their campaign in some way. This is a very popular phenomenon with fashion bloggers but not unheard of for food either. I was recently asked if I would be interested in inviting some of my blogger friends to an event where the brand wanted to do a little demo and introduce their product range to people. I usually stay away from things like this because to be very honest it’s time consuming to co ordinate with everyone and none of the people that…

It’s been a crazy week and a half where I’ve had more meals outside than at home. A really good friend was in town which meant frequent lunch and dinner dates, new restaurants were opening all over, I received a much anticipated dinner party invitation and a rather intriguing one I couldn’t turn down. In fact for some reason or the other it’s been a week of great indulgence and things that I just didn’t have the heart to say no to. This time I thought instead of writing long winding posts about each ( because they are all worth…

I use to say Sunday is God’s day and it should be spent sleeping lazing and basically being a fart. While I still think this to some extent, of late my Sundays are reserved for cooking and experimenting. Dad and I spend a lot of Sundays where I eagerly try out new recipes and he patiently tells me I’m the laziest cook alive because I hate the mise en place. Oh well, it’s still fun making a mess and exploring flavours and textures. While I’m comfortable with a wok, making pasta or even curries, I’ve never really baked. I’ve never…

In any Parsi household you can find a cauldron of dhansak boiling, marinated fish resting before they’re fried or even cutlets and kebabs waiting to be devoured. Parsis tend to be extremely loyal to the food they eat. That means they don’t step out on Parsi food and cook little else at home. In most houses you will find only Parsi food being cooked or other dishes that have been ‘parsi- modified’ as I like to call it. This particular Parsi is a complete fraud. The least favourite cuisine in our house is your staple Parsi food and it’s rarely…

I’m writing this blog post as my official entry for a 16 day food tour around Portugal conducted by APTECE Portugal  which I came across while reading Nelson Carvalheiro’s blog. For the contest I’m asked to write what food means to me, why it’s my main reason for travelling  and what I should expect from the tour. The first part is tricky. It’s one of those questions you’re not quite sure how to answer.  Seeing as I write about food and travel for a living, I’d have to say it’s an integral part of me. It’s a world I find exciting and…

I think my introduction to Italian cuisine was Spaghetti and meatballs. It’s the first time I ate pasta in any form and for years I thought spaghetti is just spaghetti and pasta is some new concoction. My granny use to make me spaghetti and tomato sauce and load it up with grated cheese much to my delight. Mind you I grew up in the 90’s so you got kraft when someone went abroad or you spent a bomb at heera panna and thought you were eating something akin to parmesan, so we just used regular cooking cheese. Spaghetti was her…