Category: Culinary Travel

Dacres Lane | Introducing Kolkata street food in BBC Travel Show UK

I introduce #Kolkata street food to Benjamin Zand for the BBC Travel Show. We had the signature pauruti-stew-ghugni and also the khuchuri combo at the famous Chittoda’s restaurant ~ an eating hole in the office district which boasts of a few regular diners who have been visiting the place for the last 40 years!

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Eating Up Sharjah With Frying Pan Adventures – Part 2

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ∼ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Nothing can be more true than the above quote and that realisation dawns even more on a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. I had recently been on a #savourSHJ trail organized by Frying Pan Adventures in collaboration with Heart of Sharjah. Arva Ahmed, the founder of the former and … Read More Eating Up Sharjah With Frying Pan Adventures – Part 2

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Immersing Myself Into The Heart Of Sharjah – Part 1

You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared. ∼ Robbie Robertson The last time I went on a Frying Pan adventure, the tour duration lasted 4:23:01 hours and I have been burning calories ever since. Although it’s taken me two and a half years to hop on another adventure with them (blaming it partly to the dairy … Read More Immersing Myself Into The Heart Of Sharjah – Part 1

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Where Will You Eat Bengali Food In Kolkata? | From Traditional to Bohemian

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. ∼ Mark Kurlansky There was a time when finding a Bengali restaurant in Kolkata was difficult. It was limited to either the ‘no-frill canteen’ Suruchi or the ‘hotel restaurant’ Aaheli in Peerless Inn. And much later an inclusion of few Bengali dishes in the menu of Sonargaon … Read More Where Will You Eat Bengali Food In Kolkata? | From Traditional to Bohemian

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Pudding of Love | Mum-In-Law’s Special Caramel Custard

Again a folder full of unpublished drafts – each draft vying for equal attention. How could this delicious wonder remained lying in the folder – all because Mum-in-law wasn’t sure about the proportions of this recipe. Like most recipes of hers. And like most mums of her generations. No ifs and buts, no guessing… the measurements have to be perfect. And hence, the perfect … Read More Pudding of Love | Mum-In-Law’s Special Caramel Custard

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A Riot of Colours | Kolkata Kaleidoscope

Holi… a riot of colours. It doesn’t have to be Holi to bring on a riot of colours in the city which has raised me. Kolkata. Perpetually on a roller coaster. Perpetually on a riot of colours. Millions of colourful memories occupying gigabytes of memories in the computer. Hundreds of unwritten posts. It is impossible to capture the city in all it’s essence but … Read More A Riot of Colours | Kolkata Kaleidoscope

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An Island Not Too Far Away… Zaya Nurai

A 24 hours of refreshing break (that seemed almost like an eternity)… this could well have been Maldives or Seychelles or Mauritius. Welcome to Zaya Nurai!

Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Atanu Ghosh’s ‘Ek Phali Rodh’

Every morning my wake up tweet to the world is – Good Morning! What is your food and travel story today? But for the last few blogposts, it has been film posters. Not ordinary film posters, but Bnegali film posters… director’s notes and so many uncut shots from the movie locations. no change of profession… just a bit of shout out for the Bengali … Read More Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Atanu Ghosh’s ‘Ek Phali Rodh’

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