Category Archives: Food

Why bother making breakfast when there is that food app?

By Sushmita Bose

I’m not really very comfortable with apps. It makes me snarky when someone drives with Google Maps on compulsively — even when he/she has a fair idea where he/she is headed (isn’t hit and miss how you acquire a road sense?). Or when someone uses a beauty app to apply blonde hair and blue eyes to her (at times, his) otherwise dark-haired, dark-eyed display picture on WhatsApp. Continue reading Why bother making breakfast when there is that food app?

And for you? The rack of lamb with a side of Middle East art

By Deepa Narwani

Food and art have always benefitted from the other. Back in the day, struggling painters would exchange art for food. Restaurant owners would, in turn, adorn walls of their restaurants with art works in order to attract crowds. In that era, they believed that walls adorned with art feed the minds of diners and also whet their appetite. Continue reading And for you? The rack of lamb with a side of Middle East art

Dubai’s German chef and his adventures in Emirati cooking

By Nivriti Butalia

After a couple of years in the Emirates, I know this about Emirati food: I haven’t eaten much of it. I’ve popped a few louqamat drizzled with date syrup, sure. I know what a chobab is (in my head it translates to a pancake, a besan chila minus the besan [gram flour]). I know khamer bread —  it’s a bit sweet. And I do like their desserts, Umm Ali and Muhalabiya, sweet lord! Continue reading Dubai’s German chef and his adventures in Emirati cooking

Gluten free: It’s not a fad for those who live with celiac disease

By Crystal Skinner

So for as long as I can remember I always had a circus going on in the gut that really should have left my system as a baby. My mum just thought half the time I was being a drama queen but when I started avoiding food and regularly taking time out of school because I felt sick, tests needed to be done. Continue reading Gluten free: It’s not a fad for those who live with celiac disease