The effort of roasting a spice can give you a primal, pleasurable experience-and unexpected benefits. Read more
The crowd starts lining up at 12 noon on a balmy Christmas day, begging to be let in to the century old dining hall—all wooden floors and high ceiling.
When the doors do open at 1 pm, they stream in gently, no pushing and shoving. Younger folk step back for older people, of which there are many, as in all clubs. Read more
I’m really sorry I did not keep last week’s promise: To post a recipe for my version of Indianised pesto.
So, here I am, a week late. And here are my experiments with pesto sauce – which is really nothing but a light, fragrant Italian chutney. Read more
We are, of course, substantially worse off than them, but like us, Italians are garrulous, disorganised and make a virtue of chaos.
That’s why Italians and Indians get along very well. Two Indian supermodels found Italian husbands: Madhu Sapre and Sheetal Malhar (I know Sapre is still married, not sure about Malhar). Read more