Category: People & Chefs
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle. ∼ Theodore Zeldin enigma ɪˈnɪɡmə/ noun noun: enigma; plural noun: enigmas a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand. Difficult to understand, yet beautiful and stimulating to the senses… mysterious yet … Read More Quique Dacosta | When Food Becomes An Enigma
Get to know the Chef and you will start to enjoy dining out even more. ∼ John Walters Nominated for #MasalaAwards2015 as Best Asian Blog! To vote for me, please click here… masala.com/awards And how much better can you know your chef than when he comes home into your own kitchen to cook? And serves delicious food – course by course, and leaves your … Read More ChefXChange | When A Chef Comes Home
The Power of Food is really Spiritual. It not only brings the whole family together on the same table, but also brings the whole world together. ∼ Vikas Khanna From receiving acclaim for his good looks as well as his passion for cooking, it is hard to keep up with all the titles that are conferred on Chef Vikas Khanna. A restaurateur, a TV … Read More Keeping Up With Chef Vikas Khanna | Igniting Sheer Passion!
Poetry on Truffles! No, I haven’t been brought up with the knowledge of these ‘fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus’ that creates such an exciting topic of conversation amongst my foodie friends. It was not until I read a post written by Francine (aka Life in the Food Lane) that I became completely mersmerised by truffles. In her post, The Truffle Hunter and … Read More Ronda Locatelli | The Truffle Story With Giorgio Locatelli
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 the restaurant PR) – the tags had been increasing … Read More Greg Malouf | Unlocking Of Clé Dubai
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 journey in the UAE since last year when I … Read More Omnia Gourmet by Chef Silvena | Decadence, Deliciousness & A Lot of Expectations!
‘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 I thought that I had come to interview him! … Read More P.F. Chang’s | Dynamite Shrimp For Breakfast And Talking To Philip Chiang
Sumac Octopus with Pomegranate Category – Seafood/Salad; Cuisine type – Ottoman/Middle Eastern Courtesy: Chef Silvena Rowe and The H Dubai Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe chose to share this amazing recipe from her cookbook Orient Express, specially for my blog readers. The salad looks very dramatic and vibrant, just like Silvena’s personality. It’s easy, uses the popular local spice Sumac and can easily be stirred … Read More Sumac Octopus with Pomegranate | Recipe From Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe
I started writing my Culinary Travel blog to pen down and share my ‘experiences’. But there wasn’t any mission. I have consciously never written anything about politics, religion, natural disasters, human disasters and many other calamities and catastrophes that I have felt strongly about. I want to write about things that make the readers feel that there is ‘hope’ in this world and there … Read More Somen Debnath | Travelling 191 Countries, 200,000 kms, Meeting 20 Million People By The Year 2020!
Feteer Meshaltet, Fetir or Fateer is the Egyptian layered pastry meaning ‘cushion-like pie’ – the stuffing or the filling coming in the form of chicken and cheese, sausage and cheese, tomatoes and olives, cream and honey or traditionally the simple Kraft Cheese! Had as a sweet or a salty savoury, the making of Feteer is an art in itself – a dramatic, action packed … Read More Feteer Meshaltet In Video | Talking To Celebrity Chef Joe Barza
Violet Oon is the brand ambassador of Singaporean Food. She’s a culinary legend and is regarded as the ‘darling’ of Singaporean food industry. I tasted her cooking. I learnt her recipes. Specially, the Singaporean Chilli Crab. I sat with her as she ate her lunch and we talked only on food. And the above picture belongs exclusively to me! We are Singaporean Chilli Crab … Read More Violet Oon | The Singaporean Food Guru & Her Recipe Of Chilli Crab!
Asha Bhosle is more than a legend to me. But at this hour, all I can say is that the legend cooked. She cooked for us. I tasted her cooking. I learnt some of her precious recipes. I cooked for her, or am I imagining things in my head? I did hear her sing. I sat with her. I talked to her. And the … Read More Asha Bhosle | Cooking With Her & Sharing Her Chicken Keema Recipe!
Atul Kochhar, Reza Mahammad, Gizzy Erskine, Vineet Bhatia, Georgio Locatelli and Suzanne Husseini – I saw them cook and I ate what they cooked! Taste of Dubai is one of the most awaited food events in the city. The 3 day-event just concluded this weekend. Bringing in an alfresco dining experience, it featured internationally renowned chefs and 30 of Dubai’s top fine-dining restaurants. There … Read More Taste of Dubai 2013 | I Saw Them Cook And I Ate What They Cooked
Indian fine-dining must be the new mantra in Dubai food radar – Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar at JW Marquis, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor at the Melia Hotel, Options by Sanjeev Kapoor (with 2 branches already – in DWTC and Mövenpick Deira, Asha’s at Wafi and MOE with a launch of a new Menu (and I met the legend Asha Bhosle yesterday!), Amala at … Read More Chef Sanjay Bahl | Flavours And Flavours And Flavours of Patiala!
Molecular Gastronomy or ‘Food under Surgery’? A few days back, I attended a demonstration session on Molecular Gastronomy conducted by Chef Matthias Mittermeier from SOSA. SOSA is one of the leading manufacturers of premium Molecular Gastronomy Ingredients. Molecular Gastronomy, also termed as the modern style of cooking or the Avant-Garde European Cuisine, is practiced by both scientists and food professionals in many professional kitchens and labs. … Read More Chef Abhijit Saha | Is There Heart And Soul In Molecular Gastronomy?