Here comes Ideal: THE ice cream of South Canara

Ideal’s is the ideal place to go when you want some indulgence in your holiday. This particular branch of the iconic ice cream brand from Mangalore is the first and the oldest. My mum used to take me when I was about 6-7 years old when we went to Mangalore and I took my 6…

Refuse the straw: Bake House Cafe

It might seem to many that I hadn’t eaten in a while but just got too lazy to post and write long descriptions😜 A weekend ago I went to this lovely place called the Bake House Cafe. The place had a kind of a ‘forced’ vintage or retro look – I don’t know but a…

A short tale about Missal Pav

Some days back i put out a post on Facebook on the origins of Missal Pav. What is Missal Pav you might wonder? This is how it looks like. This post was inspired by this wonderful Missal Pav that i had outside KEM hospital where i had gone to a workshop. I went bright and…

When in doubt, bake bread!

Last weekend was dedicated to learning something new. I always wanted to learn to make bread, had it in my yearly goals list for two years (which i, of course  procrastinated forever) and I learnt to make bread finally at the APB Cook Studio taught to us by the very effervescent Shekhar! The workshop was…

Feeding frenzy in Saigon, Vietnam

Yes yes i know i am late by almost  month to write this food blog but life happened and my blogging got relegated to ‘i should do this some day’. I took my ‘not-so-solo’ trip to Vietnam last month and i had a blast – to say the least. My friend accompanied me for a…

Cous Cous Salad

I come from a home where everyone (that’s my son and me 😉 hates cooked vegetables. Atleast by now i know that my son isn’t averse to raw vegetables. The weekend that went by i decided to experiment with the cous cous that was lying in my cupboard. I had got it being totally inspired…

Post holiday blues – the very late blog on Lanka

When you are on your holiday you go with the intention of documenting everything and coming back with full gusto to open your blog and write ALL of your experiences. Then life happens. You come back and dive neck deep into work, and then you drown in your kid’s class tests and when you are…

Sayantani’s Chingri Macher Malaikari

Sayantani is my beautiful colleague from Kolkata. I met her last year and was overjoyed this year when this year she moved to Mumbai. With her she not only brought to office her famed Bengali accent, the unique manner in which she dressed but also her Bengali cuisine. This was when i felt, its always…