What is comfort food? The answer is subjective. Some may say it is food that reminds them of home or a loved one and some may say it is something cold on a hot night and hot on a cold night. To me, its fat. Stuff that does not come under the “guilt-free” tag but […]Read more "Burgers 101 -Chapter 1"
I met Nilkamal aka Neil on my trip to Andamans a few weeks ago. He is a middle-aged man, who hails from Neil Island (funny, yeah? Neil from Neil Island), owner of a small cafe and always, almost always holds a cigarette in his hand. He has never left the island, but made some kick-ass […]Read more "Neil in Neil"
I was at a small eatery one Saturday evening when these three kids asked me for help. They didn’t seem needy, but they had the most adorable smiles and I genuinely believed they needed help. They asked me if I could drop them home and since I couldn’t take all three of them on my […]Read more "Smiling at a bad memory"
The longest I stared without blinking is… 30 mins. It’s true! It happened when I was engrossed watching David Chang in PBS’s Mind of a Chef. Japan! I love that country. Everything from their culture to the food, it’s just so organized. The cuisine, if you ask me, is based on what the person wants to […]Read more "Japan.. where the yolks are yellower than the rising sun."
This tartine was actually my dessert. Made it with leftover lemon curd, after making the most amazing lemon tart, added some toasted fennel and fresh rose petals and voila! Its so simple but the flavors are so.. complex. There is the sweet and tart from the lemon, that mild exotic, floral scent from roses and […]Read more "TARTINE 5, TRIAL 1- Lemon curd, fennel and roses"
There is a lot of drama (other than the “mmm” and expressing the transcendent experience with your eyes) when you take a bite with you eyes closed. Believe me, you will be transformed. And it is possible to sense more delicious flavors when you look at the disrupted plating in front of you. Like I […]Read more "Close your eyes and taste the chocolate… it tastes better!"
Have you seen The Beach, the movie? or read the book by Alex Garland? I realized, while having my big-fish cake-salad bowl, that Alex Garland was exactly as old as I am when he wrote the book. I’m moving I’m coming Can you hear, what I hear It’s calling you my dear Out of reach (Take […]Read more "“Swimming closer to you- Take me to my beach”"