Category Archives: Food

The smell of baking brings my childhood alive

By Michael Gomes

Come December and nostalgia inevitably creeps in, bringing back unforgettable memories of Christmas festivities, revelry, parish activities, and most importantly, the preparations at home which included the making of the traditional Christmas cake. It was an annual ritual that brought together the entire family. Occasionally cousins, aunts and uncles would stop over to lend a helping hand.

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Ever tasted white truffles? Last week, they cost a mere Dh26k

By Antonio Iacovelli

There’s so much that Italians have gifted to the world of cuisine — from pastas and pizza to creamy mozzarella. However, what we have to thank them for the most, has to be the truffle. Dubbed by many as the caviar of the vegetarian world, this seasonal ingredient is used within the most distinguished menus worldwide.

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Progress: going from instant noodles to Greek yoghurt

By Purva Grover

Many weekends ago, my eight-year-old niece asked me if I could get her the Kid’s Meal from an outlet at the food court. When the server at the counter handed over the box to us, she told me she didn’t want the burger. She was there for only a specific toy. She mentioned a YouTube video — courtesy of which, she knew that junk was bad for her. “Also, mom makes yummier burgers at home!” she added. In the past too, I’d watched how she and her friends had been quick to say no to chocolates i.e. if they’d had their share for the day. Continue reading Progress: going from instant noodles to Greek yoghurt

There’s no point going on a diet. One life and all

By Sushmita Bose

Diets never worked for me. And believe me when I tell you that I’ve tried hard, very hard, to make them work. I’ve even tried something called the 3-Day Diet (to, allegedly, lose 4 kilos), where all I had to do — besides eating canned tuna and Saltine crackers and low-fat vanilla ice cream — was hold on to my (dietary) horses for 72 hours. I failed. Exactly 18 hours into it (I’d actually bought copious amounts of canned tuna and Saltine crackers because I was under some delusion that I’d be on this 3-Day Diet a lot), I was spreading a lot of butter on thickly sliced bread, topping it with gooseberry jam… and stuffing my face. Continue reading There’s no point going on a diet. One life and all

I spent a few hours on a dairy farm and here’s what I learned

By Purva Grover

We’re on the hour and have to reach our destination at 16:30 — not a second later. A 45-minute ride later from Annecy, a town in South of France, we’re in the lap of Alpine pastures. The roads from here on are narrow, winding. Of course, we’ve belted up, but it isn’t calming our nerves. Continue reading I spent a few hours on a dairy farm and here’s what I learned