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When I thought of Jerusalem I always thought of it as a place for religion. I thought it would be a desert land all solemn and pious, devoid of anything except religious sites, I mean it is the Holy land after all. When I actually found myself in the Holy land driving around, I realised that this is as much a regular thriving cosmopolitan city as any other. Jerusalem is actually beautiful with its building built with traditional Jerusalem stone, the old city which to say is soaked in culture and history is an understatement and the lush thriving cafes…

When I started my blog I was more interested in the eating aspect of food than cooking. In fact I swore I wouldn’t set foot into the kitchen because I thought it was boring and most importantly difficult. However a lot of that has changed thanks to an extremely fussy and selective palette. Which means I get bored of eating the same thing and constantly crave new flavours and dishes. No one is going to indulge me which led to me starting my experiments in the kitchen to please my selective taste buds and before I knew it, I was…

My relationship with food is a tempestuous one. There are times when I love it and get all engrossed in flavours and different recipes and then there are days where I get frustrated and start counting calories. Like most people, the things I enjoy aren’t always the best for me and I’m struggling with the ‘ everything in moderation’  bit. My current state of affairs is that I’m desperately trying to eat clean. It isn’t always possible specially when I’m travelling but when I’m at home it is a massive effort to cut out the junk and focus of good…

There seems to be this big fallacy that women only drink vodka and cocktails and men only drink whiskey but for this particular lass it doesn’t hold true. I’m a whiskey girl and I’ll always pick a whiskey over any other drink if given a choice. Even when it comes to cocktails my preferred drink of choice is a glass of old fashioned or a whiskey sour and when it comes to my choice of whiskey it’s always been a glass of J.D. It was one of the first good quality whiskeys I was introduced to and it is only…

Sunday is all about waking up late, cooking an indulgent curry, stuffing myself to the gills with it followed by a blissful afternoon snooze. This Sunday I found myself up and early giving breakfast a miss highly anticipating lunch. Mum and I had been graciously invited by our neighbour for an indulgent Parsi style seafood themed lunch. Mahrukh Mogrelia ( my new bestie ) is mum’s pal, who I soon learnt, is a wizard in the kitchen. Mahrukh is in my opinion a one woman army that manages to do a billion things in a day and I find I…

I seem to have very distinct thought and impressions about cities that I visit and most of the time they do not change. Munich was very different from any other city. I first visited last year and to call it a whirlwind 48 hours is an understatement. Most of my time was spent at a beer garden and then at a beer house drinking and eating and having the time of my life, not much time was spent actually walking about and exploring the city. As a result of which I thought Munich had nothing to offer, looked drab and…

I find most restaurants that serve Chinese food with a smattering of Thai or Malaysian based dishes describe themselves as ‘ Pan Asian’ restaurants. Most of the time it’s just Indianised Chinese fare that we are comfortable with but to really understand what sort of cuisines are included in this ‘ Pan Asian’ list, one needs to have a broad mind and a slightly adventurous palate. There is a certain thrill and excitement in discovering new food that only a curious eater will understand. Travelling always helps but the readiness to embark on a culinary adventure isn’t what every so…

It’s no secret that I love exploring different cuisines and dishes when I travel and I think it is imperative to eat local when you’re in a foreign country. Local cuisine is always full of surprises and sometimes very different from what you’re normally used to back home. Ten days in Germany and mostly time spent in the Southern region had me exploring a lot of German cuisine. Bavarian food is not for the faint hearted. It’s big, it’s hearty and most importantly it’s delicious. This high carb and high protein based culinary delight was one of the highlights during…

I’m not a parent but constantly hear of parenting woes specially when it comes to kids and food. My nephew at a tender age of 6 seems to have extremely strong opinions on food and catering to his whims and fancies and be exhausting. To try and create food  that he might enjoy  specially when it comes to food for his school Tiffin box, is not my area of expertise but when I came across these adorable little cookie cutters I thought I might experiment. The cookie cuts came free with a recent Big Basket purchase of Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam…

I’m no baker and my kryptonite is any sort of dough or batter. I don’t really care much for desserts I’m more of a savory person and so I don’t make much sweet stuff or bake often. My oven is used for baking food or vegetables but never for a cake or cookies. While spending endless hours looking up recipes ( it’s one of my fav past times ) I chanced upon one for what they call a Chiffon cake. I think it’s just a really light airy and fluffy version of a sponge cake. It was orange in flavour…