Chagrined at a baby’s frank views, the author turns to another generation for comfort.
To a man fattened by the endless and often overstated endorsements of friends, family and readers, the rejection of culinary skills by a 5.5kg baby cuts to the bone, cleaving through a flab of accumulated complacency. Read more
How 14 hours without food helped me rediscover the possibilities of a spice I long ignored
Readers of this blog may wonder where I have been lately. Well, I was out doing my job, reporting, and one recent stint was in Kashmir. Read more
I don’t like the monsoon.
Where people think of red earth and pouring rain, I picture dirty motorcycle tyres and muddied clothes. Read more
Have you ever heard of these?
Stay with me.
What do families do when they can’t leave home? Read more
I’ve been in Delhi for 10 months now, but it’s only this week that I felt settled.
You see, we started making dosa and chutney in our own kitchen. That’s when my wife and I truly feel we’re home. Read more
(Starting today, you will find a version of this blog in “Lounge”, the weekend edition of “Mint”, which I think is the best business paper in India. They asked me to start a column based on “My Daily Bread”. There will, of course, be much more online than in print. Disclaimer: The editor of Lounge is my wife, but no, she didn’t ask me to write)
How do you get your children interested in cooking, especially your sons? Read more
If I were to be told this morning that 15 people are arriving for dinner tonight, it wouldn’t faze me or my wife (I’m sure she can’t claim otherwise and sound uncool).
It doesn’t matter if it’s a working day. I just had a dinner for 15 last week actually, on a Tuesday, a day after returning from a week in Bombay and restarting the kitchen. It was quite a breeze-as it usually is. Read more