While I have lived in Mumbai for most of my formative years, my upbringing has been decidedly North Indian. That was true for the food too. Breakfast was a steady stream of Parathas for years till we complained about the amount of Ghee we were consuming on a daily basis. Our every day food was hearty Punjabi fare. I still remember the time my mother discovered a shop that sold authentic amritsari wadis. She was delighted and we had wadis in most our dishes for weeks afterwards. Slowly, we picked up the cultural influences from Maharashtra and the wada pav
I had Gourmet Food at In Den Gapenden Eter in The Netherlands. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Gourmet food? When I asked several people this question at a gathering, I got varied responses. Some said expensive, some said elaborate, some said pretentious. Then one of them asked me what I thought about it and I came up with the following definition that is pretty accurate by my limited experience with Gourmet food. Taking longer to name than to eat, Gourmet dishes have unique textures, flavours… Click To Tweet Do you agree with me?
Hiya people, as all of you know…. there are subscription boxes galore in India. While most of them focus on beauty and fashion accessories, there are few that venture into something different as well. An example of that is the The Day Drinking Box. Brought to you by the same team that curates The Violet Box, this box has an interesting story! During a Violet Box party (term used by the team for a brainstorming session), Gaurav their COO came up with the idea of having a box that focussed only on tea and coffee. He reflected on data showing an
What is your first impression when I say Gourmet? I think of miniscule portions, elaborate presentations, punch of flavours, play of textures… basically, lots of visual drama but not enough food to fill your stomach. However, I always associate gourmet with a plate. So a pack of chips meant for gourmet snacking was unique for me. I mean chips… they are just fried discs. Right? Wrong. As I learnt from my brush with Terra chips.
That I am a foodie is no secret really. I love food and I love to try new cuisines and dishes. My preferences though generally veer toward savoury dishes. I enjoy desserts in a limited quantity, in small doses and spread across time. For me, a buffet with a great salad spread is better than one with a big dessert table. You get the drift? Am not really into desserts. And yet, the adventurous foodie in me is always ready to try out a new dessert! Isn’t that such a dichotomy? Oh well, I am a bundle of contradictions J