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 […]

The Tastiest Fast Feasts On Earth | Chowzter Awards 2014 Curated By Food Bloggers

May 7, 2014


Alaskan Crab at Dynasty

The World’s Tastiest dish has been awarded to the Ceviche at Chez Wong in Lima, Peru and the above video is almost like the one that rolls out when a nominated actor at the Oscars gets up to receive his Best Actor award. Well, I am back from London having witnessed a coronation of sorts […]

Food e Mag dxb | Here Comes Spring!

April 25, 2014


Spring Issue of Food e Mag dxb

[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.] A few of you have been aware that a new baby has arrived in my blogging life, guzzling up my time and energy and that is […]

A Trip to Rajasthan To Meet The Farmers | Is Your Spice Procured Ethically? Produced Organically?

March 31, 2014


This post captures four locations, two time zones, different sets of people and many emotions – a posh cafe restaurant, an organic store, a small Farmers’ Market – all in the heart of Dubai and a Farmers’ Festival and a few organic farm lands, thousands of kilometers away in Rajasthan. What is the relationship between […]

Daal Baati Churma | An Evening of Traditional Marwari Food

March 30, 2014


We have been friends with the Nevatias for long – they are more like our family now – a Marwari extension of a Bengali family. My blog is inspired by people, places and memories. It actually started off with recipes created by friends or at our own humble kitchen. Lately, I have been writing a […]

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House of Curry | Keep Calm and Curry On

March 23, 2014



Food e Mag dxb | And Why This E-Magazine?

February 28, 2014


FoodeMag dxb

[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.] What is Food e Mag dxb? Why Food e Mag? Introducing Dubai’s best selection of Food and Dining news in a bimonthly e-Magazine, compiled from some […]

Bateaux Dubai | #FoodPorn Along The Dubai Creek

February 20, 2014


Food shot first (above), then the venue (below). This is my outrage against the ‘Fancy French Chefs Want to Ban Food Porn Photos From Their Restaurants’. How else can I share the ‘experiential dining’ that this beautiful glass boat gliding (not sailing) the waters of the Dubai Creek? Much to the annoyment of my fellow […]

Stories of Love, Nostalgia And Memories |The Ingredients To My Cooking

February 10, 2014


Silvareware passed on

What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why? Photographers, artists, poets: show us KITCHEN… that has been the WordPress Daily Prompt and I am waking up to it. If there is one ingredient that I can’t possibly […]

Yuan In Atlantis | Dim Sum-ing All The Way On A Friday

February 8, 2014


I just came back from a Friday Yum Cha brunch at Yuan in Atlantis and I am still thinking about it. This would be one of those fine dining Dubai brunches (mostly dim sums and what a mind boggling variety of them) that comes at a casual dining price. Priced at Dhs 188/person (why such […]

BBC GoodFood Middle East 2013 Awards | And The Award Goes To…

January 30, 2014


So the Oscar of Food Awards got over only last night. I hurriedly left the after-party celebrations before the clock stroke midnight, almost like Cinderella – lest my glass slippers disappeared and I turned into the nagging mother that I am, struggling to get up in the wee hours of the next morning, trying to […]

Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | For The Love Of Galouti Kababs, Here’s The Royal Recipe

January 26, 2014


Galouti Kabab

Every one who knows me, knows my love for Galouti Kababs.  Galauti Kababs melt me down, always… as the spiced up minced kebabs melt in my mouth. Galauti Kabab always deserved a separate post in my blog and I had enough material to write on this. But with a hands-on experience on how to make real […]

P.F. Chang’s | Dynamite Shrimp For Breakfast And Talking To Philip Chiang

January 16, 2014



‘So what do you think is the reason that you like Dynamite Shrimp?’ or ‘Do you think that PF Chang’s will work in India?’ – well, these were the questions that I was being asked by Mr Philip Chiang, the co founder of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, the popular American casual dining restaurant chain. And […]

Seaview Restaurant In Jumeirah | A New Year And Visiting A Brand New Restaurant!

January 8, 2014


Hoping that the New Year is treating you all well. This is my first post of 2014 and I am wondering where do I begin? A round up of the year that went by – a year that had been overtly generous to my culinary travel blog? Or should I make a fresh new beginning? […]

Ringing In The New Year 2014 With Focus and Equilibrium | Inspiration – Tanoura Dance

December 30, 2013


May the New Year bring luck and love, health and happiness, prosperity and peace of mind… May there be sanity and equilibrium in spite of the chaotic madness around us. Inspiration: Tanoura Dance, an Egyptian folk dance usually performed in Egyptian Sufi festivals… 8 minutes of continuous whirling by the ‘Darawish’, the Sufi man who […]

Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Macarons | Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 25, 2013



Merry Christmas everyone! While a festive wine is being mulled for the next post with Prague captured during Christmas, this one captures our experience with the gingerbread houses and the gingerbread Macarons that filled up our dining table – for a while! One Materclass down and basking in the glory of having decorated two gingerbread […]

Prague On Your Plate | Article In BBC GoodFood ME

December 23, 2013


A foodie’s diary in the historical city of Prague… street food to fine dining and a Christmas winter wonderland thrown in between! It’s December and yes, there is nothing but Christmas in the air. The December issue of BBC GoodFood ME carries an article of mine which traces out my culinary journey of Prague – […]

Istanbul In Pictures | Until Dusk Do Us Part

December 19, 2013


We love travelling and although each place that we’ve visited holds a special charm for me, Istanbul left me spellbound. I found the city absolutely fascinating – a myriad of art, culture, cuisine and religion. It was like a kaleidoscope and put my senses on an overstimulated mode {reminding me very much of Kolkata, the […]

A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining

December 17, 2013


Where do I begin? On the streets of Istanbul? In cafeterias? Or in restaurants? If it is a restaurant, how expensive do you want it to be, or how cheap? Or perhaps one of the random alleys tucked somewhere in the city? Istanbul is definitely a place for foodies. The culinary heritage is reflected by the […]

Will You Read My Post on Turkish Ice Creams If There Are No Snapshots?

December 9, 2013


This is the post in my entire history of Blogging which will ‘go down’ or should I say ‘stand out’ as the only post without photographs. I’ve not taken up but rather submitted myself to the ‘Weekly Writing Challenge: Snapshots‘ from WordPress where, rather than giving into the urge to take a picture, I have to […]


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