Category: People & Chefs

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Somen Debnath | Travelling 191 Countries, 200,000 kms, Meeting 20 Million People By The Year 2020!

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 In Video | Talking To Celebrity Chef Joe Barza

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

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Violet Oon | The Singaporean Food Guru & Her Recipe Of Chilli Crab!

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!

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Asha Bhosle | Cooking With Her & Sharing Her Chicken Keema Recipe!

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!

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Taste of Dubai 2013 | I Saw Them Cook And I Ate What They Cooked

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

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Chef Sanjay Bahl | Flavours And Flavours And Flavours of Patiala!

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!

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Chef Abhijit Saha | Is There Heart And Soul In Molecular Gastronomy?

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?

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Sanjeev Kapoor | Talking To The Chef Extraordinaire

Sanjeev Kapoor needs no introduction. Sounds clichéd. But that is the truth. The million dollar smile that radiates from his face and has earned more than millions of fans worldwide (I wouldn’t be surprised if the figure touches a billion in India!) cannot be the only reason. A celebrity Chef, TV Show host (Khana Khazana, his cookery show on television was telecast non stop … Read More Sanjeev Kapoor | Talking To The Chef Extraordinaire