An easy way of easing into a new city is to merge the familiar with the local—it helps if you’re down south Read more
Odds and ends. Plastic-wrapped ‘naans’ and ‘kulchas’. You don’t need fine ingredients for a fine pizza Read more
Do some time in the kitchen, shed some sweat and get ready to romance the heat and dust. Read more
A fading taste in the great Indian middle class, goat brain is an offal tradition that must not die Read more
No chapattis or rice? No problem. How to convert a bleary Sunday morning into a bright, beamy day. Read more
Before blogs and reality cooking shows, there was, in every household, someone who inspired us all Read more
How to enjoy the party with a drink in hand and a bird in the oven
If you invite people over frequently, you clearly enjoy the party as much as your friends do.
I do. Read more
A Moroccan finale makes a south-India detour. Of course, that takes a little time
Regular readers of this column may wonder: Moroccan food? Again? I can’t help it people. It’s light. It’s refreshing. It’s great for the summer. It’s emerged a hit with friends and family. They’re happy. I’m happy. Read more
With stratospheric fish prices, a healthy and delicious — but ethically uncomfortable — alternative is in the markets
First, the warning: This column is about a fish that you or I should perhaps not be eating. Read more
A candlelit dinner on a warm summer’s night? The right food can get you into the mood.
So, there we were on our little lawn.
Our new Rs 1,500 plastic table nestled in a dark corner of our patch of green, looking posh in the soft glow of candlelight. We must have looked sinister though, our heads poking above the dark spot to be bathed in the unearthly glow of the new high-power sodium-vapour street lamp outside our home in Delhi. Read more