Walking into the new Conrad Hotel on Mangaldas Road can be a little intimidating at first. Once you get past the super-high ceilings and sprawling square footage, it can actually be quite a comfortable place to settle in to. A little further past the casual seating area and down a wide flight of marble steps, is Coriander Kitchen.
The first time I walked into Kaboom, I was struck by the vibrant green of their open Kitchen. Though I’d heard about their organic, farm-fresh fare, I hadn’t made a visit yet, until I attended the launch of the Slow Food Movement – Mumbai Chapter (more on that later). Mezzanine seating, bold colours and re-purposed furniture – while somehow still retaining that eccentric charm of the Irani Cafe which previously occupied the space – make up Kaboom’s interiors. Read More
Earlier this month, I experimented with some fresh kale at home, trying to make chips out of them by seasoning them and baking them in the oven. Unfortunately for me, they turned out to be fail chips because I think the oven might have been to hot and they got burned.
Anyway, the lovely people at the Green Snack Co. heard, and sent me some of the kale chips which they produce in three flavours:
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).
Olive Bistro has been hosting Wednesday night ‘Blues, Brews and BBQs’ since the beginning of this year. Recently, they’ve refreshed this weekly event with a Mexican wave. Unlike their ‘Bottomless Brunch’ scheme, the BBQ nights are more of a casual, à la carte affair – you pay solely for what you eat. Pick from a list of available Protein (Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Seafood) or Vegetables, combine it with your preferred Sides and Sauces to create your choicest dish!
Since Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 15th) the lovely folks at ‘Green OK Please‘ approached me to come up with a dish for Dads, using Organic Ingredients – how could I say no? In this day and age, with health problems and stress levels on the rise, putting together a healthy breakfast for Dad seemed a great way to start Father’s Day!
Last year I made a trip to Dubai, and after sampling almost every type of Arabian cuisine I could get my hands on – one of the things I fell in love with was their Za’atar Bread. Za’atar has this unique herby, earthy, slightly lemony flavour – unlike anything I’ve had before.
Za’atar is a Middle-Eastern spice mixture, comprising Sumac, Thyme, Roasted Sesame Seeds, Marjoram, Oregano and Salt. It’s kind of like an Arabic ‘All Spice’ or ‘Chaat Masala’, if you will. Za’atar is so versatile, it can be used on breads, meats, vegetables, rice – and it’s SO good, it’s almost addictive!