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A Fantastical Food Story

There’s a lot that can be said about Indian food – we have more types of cuisines than I care to count, and more than enough restaurants and street food stalls touting the same. I love our cuisine, for all its bold flavours, subtle aromatics and delicate spices. On trips abroad, I often find myself craving it after a couple of days of the regional food – there’s just something about Indian cuisine that no other culture can capture in its flavours.

Among the most popular dishes in our country (and my personal favourite), biryani is way ahead of the rest. The origin of biryani is a highly debatable topic, but we all can agree that it has strong roots in both Mughlai and Hyderabadi (Nawabi or Deccani) cuisine. A simple dinner at the newly opened Food Story on Boat Club Road in Poona, however – changed the way I will look at every biryani dish I eat from here on out.

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Falling in love with Thai at PAI

One of the first meals I had on my recent trip to Toronto was at Pai, a Northern Thai specialty place and a hit among locals. The first time I ate here, we went at Lunch time and had to wait a bit, because the Restaurant was completely packed, but it was SO worth it. The vibe here is expressly chill, the Staff are friendly and their motto is ‘don’t worry, be hippie’ – which also pretty much describes the decor.

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A Taste of Sweden

This past August, I had the pleasure of accompanying a friend to a very special food showcase hosted by Fredrika Ornbrant, Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai. An intimate gathering of Foodies and Bloggers, the event was hosted at her residence and highlighted three of her household’s Swedish favourites – Salmon with Flatbread (appetizer), Janssons Temptation (mains) followed by an Apple Crumble with Vanilla Custard (dessert).

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Exploring St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

Ranked the #1 Food Market in the World by National Geographic, the historic St. Lawrence Market in Old Toronto is a must-see for any food lover. A congregation of the City’s best local producers, this historic landmark is one of two famous Markets (the other being a hipster’s paradise – Kensington Market) and I can safely say, that if I lived in Toronto I would most definitely spend every earned penny on produce from St. Lawrence.

“Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” -Anthony Bourdain

Vegetarians, Fruitarians, Pescatarians, Meat Lovers, Wine Connoisseurs and Confectionery Lovers – there’s something for everyone (especially if you’re a Bacon Lover). To make it easier for the discerning traveller, here are a few recommendations on what to try at St. Lawrence:

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Appetising Aqaba

About two weeks ago, I tagged along with my friend The Tiny Taster to a the launch of a new Restaurant in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Aqaba‘s (pronounced A-ka-bah) fare is more on the Mediterranean-Greek-Lebanese side, but their Menu during the day seems to be on the more Italian-American side (apparently they haven’t launched their day Menu yet, but this is what we were told).

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This Is Not A Food Blog

Over the past several weeks there have been quite a few arguments/ fights about the role and purpose of ‘Food Bloggers’. Personally, I cringe every time I hear those two words together – mostly because of the negative stereotype that goes along with it (I’ll come to that). I even read someone’s claim that ‘Food Bloggers do not need to know anything about food or how to write’ and as sick as that makes me, they are right, because anyone with half-a-brain and access to the internet can call themselves a ‘Food Blogger’ – the sad part is, you don’t even have to look hard to find them, they are EVERYWHERE. Zomato, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress – they’re all a PR Representative’s worst nightmare and dream wrapped in one…but what about the rest of us? Contrary to popular opinion, there are some of us who actually put a lot of thought and care into what we’re writing. For those of us who take our food seriously, let me break a few stereotypes:

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A Life Worth Eating: 5 Fabulous Foodies

When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, or stuffing my face with food, I can be found scouring all forms of Social Media for the best Recipes and Photos of food. ‘Foodporn‘ or rather ‘#foodporn‘ is definitely one of my favourite search terms when it comes to all things culinary and though it doesn’t have a ‘Dictionary’ meaning, I like to interpret it as beautifully presented, mouthwatering, luscious food that makes you feel lightheaded and giddy at the thought of eating it.

Now, I do follow a whole lot of Chefs, Food Channels, Home Cooks and Food Photographers, but these 5 lovely people I’m about to introduce you to are my go-to Foodies! They pour their heart and soul into everything they do and any time of day or night, they always have something interesting going on, some new place to try out or a new recipe to share. Alphabetically, they are:

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