Save The Date – Goût De France 3rd Edition

French gastronomy has been added by the UNESCO to its World Heritage list in 2010. With its origins dating back to 14th century, French cooking shifted away from its foreign influences in 17th century and France’s own indigenous style of cooking was developed. Auguste Escoffier was the first chef and culinary expert to codify the French cuisine. In 1912 Escoffier launched “Dîner d’Epicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative – the same menu, the same day, in several world cities and aimed at as many diners as possible. The idea was to take french cuisine out there and give everyone an opportunity to experience this gastronomic delight.

Espresso & Dark chocolate mousse -Desserts Masterclass with D’Lecta

Last week I was invited by D’Lecta Foods for a desserts masterclass at Hum Bhi Chef Studio Kitchen which is their own culinary training studio. Anyone interested in cooking or looking forward to improvising their cooking skills can join the classes at Hum Bhi Chef studio.

Une délicieuse soirée – (Part 2) Diwali special Strawberry karanji

With less than 10 days left for Diwali, I am sure that everyone must be busy preparing Diwali faral. Every time I think of my granny frying the shankarpali and preparing laddus I get nostalgic and the sweet sweet aroma of ghee that used to linger in the kitchen even after Diwali was over makes me want to go back in time.

Une délicieuse soirée – (Part 1) One delightful evening with Atout France and Bonne Maman

One rainy evening, I was stuck in Mumbai traffic and little did I know that it was about to end on such a sugary sweet note! I was on my way to a baking event organised by Atout France – France tourism development agency and Bonne Maman- manufacturer of homemade style fruit preserves. And it was hosted by none other than chef Pooja Dhingra of famous Le 15 patisserie in her cooking studio in association with Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI).

Cake mixing event at The Leela

Few days back I was invited by The Leela, Mumbai for the annual cake mixing ceremony. The event was held at one of their restaurants, Citrus. The warm, friendly Ms. Praveena Vaidyan, PR, The Leela, greeted us and led us to the ceremony. ‘It is a tradition at the hotel to welcome the holiday season with fruit soaking ceremony ahead of the festive season’ said Praveena.

Live the Royal life – Cook, eat and live healthy

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” said Hippocrates. These words highlight the importance of food in our life and how our choices affect the quality of the life we live.We are getting busier by the day, trying to beat the clock, running the rat race and our diet is evolving to cope up with the demands of our routine. An evening of drinks and junk food is compensated next morning with fruit juice and cereals. A hearty family meal is considered unhealthy and rest of the day is spent trying to cut down the calories. But it is not a 1-1 =0 kind of an equation. Why not aim to eat healthy most of the times and leave those few meals to enjoy what we actually like without feeling guilty? Why not make your daily meals in a way that they not only please your taste buds but are also healthy for your body?

Street food festival at 24/7 restaurant, The Lalit, Mumbai

Mumbai – a cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of cultures. People from across the country and many from different corners of the world come to this city for work and even for leisure.

The food that you get in Mumbai is as diverse as the people that live here. From 5 star fine-dining restaurants to the food stalls at every corner, this city has something for all taste buds & pocket sizes.

Vegan protein shake with a twist

Being a hard-core non-vegetarian, it is not difficult for me to get enough protein in my diet. My meals usually consist of chicken, meat or fish. After workouts I eat eggs and maybe take a protein supplement. But lately I have been getting bored of the same old egg drama – boiled/scrambled/poached, be it anything but I needed a break from my affair with egg.

Pan Asian cuisine at E.AS.T. Sahara Star

Few days back I had a chance to dine at East Asian Spice Trails known as E.A.S.T. at hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The dinner was hosted by Food Blogger Association of India (FBAI) and was a lavish Asian food affair.

I have always been fascinated with Sahara Star – the dome is impossible to miss if you are around the Mumbai International airport. The architecture of this hotel is quite unconventional and from the moment you step in, you begin to enjoy the starry opulence.

A weekend with Grassroutes

It’s been a while since I had visited a village, let alone stayed anywhere out of my comfort zone. I have fond memories of visiting my relatives in Konkan during summer vacation – plucking mangoes and other local fruits, playing with my siblings in the farms and devouring the food cooked on chulla (wood/charcoal fire). Those were the days!