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Daab Chingri – Delectable Prawns That Cook Themselves

Bengal isn’t just a place, it is the abode of everything creative in the field of arts, music and food exploration. The cuisine of this ancient state is different, with many special ingredients and spices going into cooking and flavoring the food. ‘Maache-Bhaate-Bangali’, is a popular term that summarises the […]

Why Chilled Meats Are The Best

Chilled meats rule, frozen ones don’t. Period. To start with, ever tasted meats or seafood that tasted, well, tasteless? They were likely frozen! And frozen meats/seafood never quite taste the same as fresh ones. Technically speaking, meats are best chilled in temperatures between 0-4 deg C. Freezing happens in temperatures […]

Oh, Fish! You Deserve Some Alone Time

Humans are so darn finicky about privacy, we have an entire law dedicated to it! We are ardent about human rights. We raise our voices at the slightest violation of our rights. But hey, wait a minute. Have we ever spared a thought for respecting the rights of animals? Agreed, […]

Meat Buyers’ Logic

The past few days have been quite worrisome for meat-eaters in India with the advent of the banning of Illegal slaughterhouses in North India. The intention behind this ban is up for contention but we cannot deny that this would bring about order to the current unorganised sector that is […]

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 […]

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 […]