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Food For Thought – From Waves To Brain

Traditionally fish has been described as “brain food” – a claim that was dismissed as an ‘old wives tale’ for many years but recent research into the links between fish and brain function suggest that this old wives’ tale may have more than a small grain of truth behind it. […]

Meating the World: The Human Expansion

Did eating meat allow humans expand all over the world? Things are never that simple. But in some ways, the answer might be yes. A new study links meat-eating to shorter periods of nursing in humans relative to other apes. By weaning kids off breast milk quickly, women could bear […]

Sandwiched

Don’t we all just love a good sandwich? Is there a more convenient comfort food. Among all the inventions which have made our life easier over the years, the sandwich is bound to be near the top. Who can escape the allure and convenience of smoked turkey ham with some […]

Malayali Marvels – A Boon From The Backwaters

One of the most unique and beloved styles of Indian Cuisine is the one served up by the Malayalis. Every foodie loves the fabulous food coming out of the coconut lined coast of Kerala. The cuisine of Kerala is linked to its history, geography, demography and culture. It offers a […]

Lamb Love: A Poetry Of Protein

Percy Bysshe Shelley (He of Ode To The Westwind and To a Skylark  fame) was a young, idealistic poet whose beliefs often set him at odds with the rest of British society in the early 19th century. He was an atheist who got kicked out of university for being a […]

Chicken – Who Ate It First?

Chicken is ubiquitous across the plates of almost all kinds of cuisines across the globe. Its beautiful tenderness is appreciated in a myriad of ways. Its white goodness serves almost every kind of non-vegetarian palate. Looking at the culinary popularity of chicken today, it may come as a surprise to […]

Wazwan – The Other Wonder Of The Valley

If There’s Heaven on Earth, It’s Here, It’s Here, It’s Here! If you have ever been to Kashmir or atleast seen a few pictures of it, chances are that your thoughts will echo that of The Fourth Mughal Emperor of India, Jahangir. For centuries, Kashmir has been hailed as the […]

Just Wing It!

Don’t we all love Buffalo Chicken Wings? Dripping with our favourite sauce and satiating the taste buds with every bite, like nothing else in the world. Few of us realize, though, that less than 50 years ago, wings were considered one of the least desirable cuts of the chicken—a throwaway part […]

Ro-Who? Ro­-Why? Ro­-How?

Ahh, the Rohu. If you are from Bengal, Bihar, Orissa or Uttar Pradesh and you eat fish, chances are that your childhood went, Fish = Rohu, Rohu = Fish. This glorious member of the carp family has serenaded the sensations of generations of Indian Ichthyophiles. It is just that good. […]

Curry In The UK: How The West Was Won

One of India’s biggest cultural exports to The United Kingdom is the Curry. Britishers love a good curry, so much so that it has almost become a British staple food alongside classics such as Fish & Chips and Shepherd’s Pie. In a recent survey, 43% of the Britons chose Tikka […]