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Farmers Market November 29, 2014
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Learning To Cook Risotto The Italian Way And A Creamy Brothy Recipe of Risotto Alla Milanese

November 22, 2014


The Italians had been in town recently. Not one, not two, but more than 40 Italian Master Chefs from Italy and around the world, 25 of them associated with Michelin starred restaurants. The 6th Italian Cuisine World Summit is back to Dubai for the second year in a row, after the overwhelming success of the […]

Kebab Bistro | A Parsi Lunch Buffet To Remember

November 2, 2014



A huge group of friends, a visiting mom, some noisy children and a lot of hungry tummies – when all descend on a small restaurant tucked away in a small side alley in Satwa-Jumeirah for a Friday lunch, what’s the result? Chaos, a delicious chaos! Jargons aside, this is one lunch buffet to remember. Kebab […]

Greg Malouf | Unlocking Of Clé Dubai

October 17, 2014


Chef Greg Malouf

A home grown restaurant – a home grown destination restaurant – a home grown fine dining destination restaurant – a Michelin starred Chef’s home grown fine dining destination restaurant (striking the previous part after a Michelin controversy that ensued with a comment left behind by a very respected food expert and some email exchanges wit […]

Bhapa Mishti Doi and A Food Safari of Bengal | BBC GoodFood ME

October 5, 2014



Eid Mubarak and Shubho Bijoya to all of you! Born a Hindu and brought up embracing all faiths, I am always amazed to find how different festivals from different faiths almost always coincide with each other – as if underlining my belief that we are ultimately bound by only one faith – that of humanity. […]

#MyDubaiTrip Itinerary For Peeta Planet | A Photo Essay

September 5, 2014


Vote for @IshitaUnblogged's #MyDubaiTrip Itinerary for Peeta Planet

Back to Dubai after a long summer hibernation in Kolkata and other places in India by jumping into a very interesting campaign. If you have been reading my blog and knows me for long, would know that Dubai for me, means more than just a city of blingy shopping malls and highrises. I have created […]

Flurys in Kolkata | The Legend Still Continues in Park Street

August 2, 2014


Flury's in Park Street

Five generations of Fine Confection… Flurys! Flurys is legendary. Everybody who has any Kolkata connection, has some nostalgic associations with Flurys. Even today with each locality and neighborhood having many confectioneries and cake shops – some locally bred brands (Cookie Jar, Cakes etc) or multinational franchises, Flurys still manages to create a distinctive image in […]

Ramadan Food Trail With Calcutta Walks | As The Muezzin Calls

July 29, 2014


Ramadan Food Walk with Calcutta Walks

‘Why do you need to go on a food tour in Kolkata with a guide?’ My friends and family members were pretty baffled. I, who have been going around each and every lane, bylane, market, sweet shop, food kiosk, restaurant in Kolkata – with my Nikon, smartphone and the Z-Sisters in tow. Well that’s true. […]

Scoop In Outram Ghat | Yesss, It Still Exists!

July 15, 2014


Scoop at Princep Ghat, Kolkat

A comment left on my Instagram post by my cousin sis who had been my closest friend during my childhood, left me in utter confusion… ‘Does Scoop still exist in Kolkata? Khoj korish toh/do check!’ The referred scoop is not an ordinary scoop of ice cream or a new piece of gossip doing the media […]

Food e Mag dxb | The Ramadan Issue

July 13, 2014


Food e Mag dxb, Ramadan Issue

[Edited on 5th Nov, 2014: Food e Mag dxb now has its own inbuilt reader in its own website. There have been a few changes in the Editorial team.] This is the Ramadan edition of Food e Mag dxb , the magazine that I have been co-editing with my talented blogger friend, The Hedonista. If […]

Opening Up My Bengali Kitchen For Dima Sharif | #RamadanSpecial2014

July 9, 2014



Ramadan Kareem! As I leave Dubai for the summers and settle down in Kolkata for almost two months (my summer hibernation as I like to call it, and probably for a lot of Dubai expats as well), I am overcome with tremendous guilt. Guilt for leaving my adopted home for far too long and also […]

A Different Kind of An Iftar | #FillingTheBlues

June 28, 2014



Originally posted on CoffeeCakesAndRunning:
Another great initiative from Moti Roti and other local businesses plus a few of us bloggers during Ramadan. Please support if you can, it’s so rewarding to bring a smile to the faces of guys like this. Photo is from 2 years ago when a similar event took place What is…

Ramadan in Dubai | The Iftars And Suhoors Around Town

June 26, 2014


Iftar offering at Qbara

Ramadan is just around the corner. So are the summer holidays. While previously, you would expect the summer expat story to begin with many expats leaving Dubai for their respective homes during the summers, nowadays I find that a lot of families are actually staying back here (where else would you get air-conditioned car parks?) […]

Omnia Gourmet by Chef Silvena | Decadence, Deliciousness & A Lot of Expectations!

June 13, 2014


Omnia Gourmet by Silvena

Everybody in Dubai knows celebrity chef Silvena Rowe right now. Solving weekly kitchen problems as the Domestic Diva in the popular Friday Magazine and doling out scrumptious exotic-do-able-at-home recipes, she is probably the only resident celebrity chef in Dubai. She is also the only celebrity chef on my speed dial. I have been following her […]

How Did I Fare In Showcasing My Bengali Cuisine? | On Zee TV Middle East

June 9, 2014


The Gourmet Starters

The Bengali Gourmet evening at BookMunch was very important and special to me. This was the first time I had attempted to showcase Bengali Cuisine in a bit more elaborate way – a modern menu that had been created with all the nuances of traditional Bengali cuisine. It was for the ‘Cook The Books’ in […]

Eat Greek | Kadaifi Jumbo Prawns Or Flamed Grilled Whole Calamari?

June 4, 2014



It’s after a long long time that eating in a Dubai restaurant felt like a dream. Not because of the sun rays that reflected off the blue sea waters over the terrace or the dreamy, lit-up white nests hanging from the ceiling cast magical shadows on the distressed wooden floors. But simply because of a […]

Book Munch | Join Me For A Bengali Gourmet Meal On The 4th June

June 1, 2014


Cook the Books with Ishita Saha

I don’t think that I have left any stone unturned in telling the world about my roots, where I come from and how delicious Bengali food is. Often I am inundated with mails from readers – Where can we have a Bengali Meal in Dubai? Is there any good Bengali Restaurant in Dubai? I don’t […]

Celebration | A Decade Of Mommyhood… Que Sera Sera!

May 31, 2014


Big Z turned 10 years today. Sounds clichéd – yes, time absolutely flies and I don’t know where it flew. My 16 weeks ultras0no report had pronounced that we were having a boy. S however was very sure that it was a girl and had already fixed upon the name Shrishti, meaning Creation. She is […]

Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story

May 30, 2014


Tandoori Mango with spiced honey

I know that promotion for Mangoes are everywhere around the city at this hour. I am on a severe meal plan and Mangoes are no where mentioned in the plan. I read Madhu’s post Look Who’s Returned to My Mango Trees (she hasn’t written much about mangoes though) and felt hopelessly romantic with the thought […]


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