Monthly archives of “April 2015

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Out of the Frying Pan: A Taste of Dubai

Recently, I stumbled across an old photo album (if you call 2013 old) from a previous trip to Dubai. The biggest highlight of this trip for me, was a walking food tour that my Dad and I decided to do – not just because of all the ridiculously amazing food involved, but because it was such a great way to learn about different cultures and the way they cook and eat their food. It also opened a door to new flavours that I’d never had a chance to experience before – Arabian, Syrian, Turkish, Iranian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Yemeni.

Here’s a small glimpse of what a five-hour food education looks like.

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What’s Old is New at The Bombay Canteen

Sometime earlier this month, I accompanied my friend The Tiny Taster to the launch of the Din Bhar and Lunch Menu at The Bombay Canteen in Lower Parel. Honestly, I was actually quite skeptical at first, since I’d heard that the food was a ‘modern take’ on Indian classics – because every time someone tries to re-invent the wheel, I get a little bored – but I was intrigued to know what all the hype was about.

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Is this the Real Life, Is this just FANTASIE?

Every single time I hear the name ‘Fantasie Fine Chocolates’ or even just ‘Fantasie’, Bohemian Rhapsody immediately starts playing in my head. Fantasie chocolates have had a soft spot in my heart ever since I was a child – my grandfather would always buy us the chocolate-covered biscuits every time we went to Poona on holiday, so I always associated family and vacation time with them. I still buy them every time I walk into a Fantasie store and they still taste like my childhood. An institution of confections, the brand has been around for 69 years, now led by the effervescent Zeba Kohli. If you haven’t tried Fantasie’s chocolates yet, I suggest you get on board ASAP – you’ll thank me later.

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