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Storing the meat right!

When subjecting meat to the myriad musings on health and nutrition, taste and temperament, it is imperative to understand the various factors that contribute to the final constitution of any good produce. While in effect freshness is a great talking point, when it comes to all categories of meat, we […]

(W)hat (T)he (F)ood – Velveting Meat

One of the best things about Chinese restaurant food is the meat—the pieces are bite-sized, the flavours are addictive, and it’s always tender and easy to chew. But if you have ever tried to replicate any of your favourite Chinese dishes in your kitchen, you would have noticed that the […]

My dear Christmas Turkey

What one wouldn’t associate with an ethnic Christmas meal is a turkey. Well sure it is the quintessential Christmas bird throughout most of Europe and almost all of America but just not the fit in India save in a few expat and Anglo-Indian households. But, think of a better white […]

Cheap To Chic: The Lobster Ascends

You wouldn’t suspect that a close relative of grasshoppers and tarantulas could be widely considered an elegant indulgence by gourmands all across the world, wouldn’t you? And yet, every time a chef proudly presents a lobster-based creation as a signature dish, that’s exactly what happens. Prepared by broiling in butter […]

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them over meat

The lemon is said to have originated in the Indus Valley because of a lemon-shaped earring from 2500 BC found by archaeologists in the area. Since those days of yore, this wonderfully juicy and nutritious fruit has written Tangy Tales of terrific proportions. It has saved thousands of sailors’ lives […]

The Luscious Lobster

Lobster is considered a delicacy and many people love its rich taste. Once you have tried this tasty treat, you will definitely want more. However, before you dive in and take a bite, you may want to learn a little more about what lobster is, how to eat it, where […]

The Story of the Hilsa

The Ilish, also known as Hilsa, is a popular food amongst the people of South Asia and in the Middle East, and especially with Bengalis. It is the national fish of Bangladesh. Bengali fish curry is a popular dish made with mustard oil or seed. It is also popular in […]

Getting Meatier

Continuing where we left off yesterday, let’s learn more about why eating meat is essential for you. If meat’s positive – strike that, crucial – role in muscle growth isn’t enough, meat also helps burn fat. Meat has a high thermogenic effect because of its protein content, so that approximately […]

Let’s KetchUp on History!

Is ketchup the world’s favourite sauce? Maybe so, considering it’s found in most of our homes and  on innumerable culinary delights each day. But there’s more to this sauce than hamburgers and hot dogs. In fact, ketchup has a storied past that dates back to imperial China—something to think about […]

The Pomfret Parable

Pomfret has a light texture and sweet, rich flavour. It has a high content of good fats, thereby getting the name, butterfish. It is a great source of calcium, vitamins A and D, and B vitamins, including Vitamin B12, vital for the nervous system. It also offers iodine, critical for […]

Balle Balle Bangada

Mackerel, popularly known as bangada in India, is one of the country’s most widely consumed fish. Although bangada fry and curry are the favourite Indian ways to cook Mackerel,  the numerous health benefits of this wonderful fish can also be enjoyed in baked, steamed or grilled form. Packed with omega […]