On Radio: Dubai Eye 103.8FM
Thursday Brunch | 2nd November 2017

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We celebrated our food heroes with Sally Mousa and chefs Izu Ani and Silvena Rowe – both the personal and professional stories about our food heroes and heroines who have made an impact on how we cook, and how we eat.

Dubai Today | 1st March 2017

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We chatted with Suzanne Radford in the Eye on Health section as we talked about our #bringbackbalance campaign and the launch of FoodeMag’s wellness category. It was quite fun with Tariq from Moti Roti giving us company as we went LIVE from Ibn Batuta Mall instead of a studio!

Dubai Today | 31st December 2015

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Dubai Eye: “ARN Reporter and foodie explorer Michelle Loxton recently went on a mission to find out about Bengali cuisine. The team behind this foodie night out was popular foodie blogger and editor Ishita Saha and Michelin star Chef Atul Kochhar. Michelle discovered just how much Bengali Chefs like to use mustard seeds and how Bengali chefs are the best pastry chefs in India.

The Ticket | 28th September 2015

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Joining Zahra Soar on the brand new segment of The Ticket… #amiyourtype? I am also joined in by my family (including the Z-Sisters and a few other biker friends who had accompanied us on our 10days road trip to Ladakh! This was pre-recorded at the Biker’s Cafe, Jumeirah. Zahra also writes a brilliant recount of our trip… thanks very much! Read Zahra’s story.

The Travel Show | 7th April 2015

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Joining another edition of foodie Tuesday with a focus on travelling with children – chatting with Mark Lloyd and Michelle Loxton. The Z-Sisters join me in the studio!

The Travel Show | 31st March 2015

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Joining the Travel team – Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM and Michelle Loxton, as Debbie Rogers aka Coffee Cakes & Running and I talk about Food Trucks and the upcoming issue of FoodeMag dxb.

The Travel Show | 10th March 2015

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Joining the Travel team – Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM and Michelle Loxton, as Debbie Rogers aka Coffee Cakes & Running and I talk about Inspirational Travel – Thailand, Mt Kilimanjaro and more.

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We talk about Inspirational Recipes… Thai, Filipino recipes and more.

The Travel Show | 17th February 2015

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Joining the Travel team – Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM and Michelle Loxton, as I talk about the trend of pop ups and food trucks in Dubai and Dubai Food Festival.

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I talk about the trend of food walks in Dubai and across the world, specially the walks that have been featured in February Issue of FoodeMag dxb.

The Travel Show | 16th December 2014

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Joining the travel team – Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, as I talk about Filipino food and Thai food and where it’s available in Dubai.

The Travel Show | 11th November 2014

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Joining the travel team – Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, as I talk about Thai food and contemporary Indian food and where it’s available in Dubai.

The Travel Show | 16th September 2014

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Joining the travel team – Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd of The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, as I talk about my passion for travel and the cuisines of Kolkata and Sri Lanka

Other podcasts
Dubai Wave Podcast, American University of Dubai | April 2017

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Debbie and myself as part of Team FoodeMag join Maria Abi Hanna and Nadine Tayyara, Clinical Dietitians, Consultants, founders and editors of KeepEatReal to talk about the Dubai food scene.


On TV and other online channels
BBC Travel Show UK | November 2016

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I had the honour of presenting Kolkata’s street food via the chaotic Dacres Lane to Benjamin Zand for the BBC Travel Show (the link above opens up to the Kolkata episode). Read more on our trip to Dacres Lane in my blog.

Mela on SABC | May 2016

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I join the gorgeous Zahirah Variawa as I introduce her to one of my favourite breakfast places in Old Dubai – the Creekside Cafe (more on Creekside Cafe in my blog). Do watch the episode a she juxtaposes Old Dubai against the glitzy new Dubai in this episode on Mela Travel.

Zee Connect Zee TV ME | April 2016

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Presenting the launch of Farzi Cafe Dubai along with Debbie and Mr Zorawar Kalra, the son of legendary Jiggs Kalra and the founder of highly acclaimed restaurants such as Masala Library, Pa-pa-ya etc. Read more on the evening in FoodeMag website.

Zee Connect Zee TV ME | December 2015

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I had the honour of creating a traditional Bengali menu – the ‘Noborotno’ menu in collaboration with Michelin famed Chef Atul Kochhar and his protege Chef Amrish Sood at his Rang Mahal kitchen in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Do listen to the podcast too, on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM (scroll up for the link).

‘Adda with Kalyan’ in Indian Food Network | 17th November 2015

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I chat with Kalyan Karmakar, international food blogger, food author, writer and IFN’s Editor-At-Large to explore the world of regional food blogging (starts at 6:15secs) along with other food connoisseur.

Zee Connect Zee TV ME | June 2014

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I created a contemporary menu with all the nuances of traditional Bengali cuisine for the ‘Cook The Books’ in BookMunch, an unique monthly event where the host Chef talked about his/her cookbook or some recipes from their favourite cookbooks, followed by a dinner where the menu had been created by the host Chef. Read more in my blog,

Ramadan Special video for Dima Sharif | July 2014

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Dima Sharif has created a video in which I have opened up my Bengali kitchen and lay my soul bare with the dilemmas of expat living. Read more in my blog.

UAE National Day Special for My Dubai My City | 2nd December 2012

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I host an episode of ‘This is my Kitchen’, a segment in My Dubai My City, the first video guide of Dubai. BTW, I am not from ‘Bangladish’ and I come from Bengal in India. Read more in my blog.

Dubai One & Noor Dubai | August 2012

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Showcasing the most famous of Bengali Sweets – the Rôshogolla or Rasgulla on local TV channels – Noor Dubai TV and Dubai One as a part of Ramadan special episodes. If this doesn’t reflect the multi-cultural aspect of Dubai, what else will? Read more in my blog.


Awards, Shortlists, Listings & Nominations

Top 200 Best Travel Blogs in the planet in 2017 by Feedspot, October 2017
Top 10 UAE Food Blogs To Read Before You Travel by Skyscanner, April 2017
15 Influential travel bloggers in the UAE (2017) by Grafdom, March 2017
Top 15 Foodies In Dubai You Need To Follow by Loving Dubai, October 2015
13 Websites That Make Moving to Dubai a Breeze by Expatriate Healthcare, September 2015
Gold Award Winner in 2014 Expat Star Awards by MyCurrencyTransfer.com
• Featured as one of the Middle Eastern Food Blogs To Check Out as part of the Best of the Blogs series by Fine Dining Lovers, March 2013

Shortlist & Nominations
• BBC GoodFood ME Awards 2017, Shortlisted for ‘Food Influencer’ category
• Masala! Awards 2017, Nominated for ‘Best Blogger’ category
• BBC GoodFood ME Awards 2016, Shortlisted for ‘Food Blogger’ category
• Ahlan! Awards 2016 The People’s Choice Awards, Shortlisted for ‘Best Blog’ category
• BBC GoodFood ME Awards 2015, Finalist for ‘Best Food Blogger’ category
• Masala! Awards 2015, Nominated for ‘Best Blogger’ category
• BBC GoodFood ME Awards 2014, Finalist under ‘Best Food Blogger’ category


In print
WKND Magazine, Khaleej Times | September 2017

Debate: Should you turn vegetarian?Read the article here.
Debate: Should you turn vegetarian? I have been pitted against the lovely Sneha, food blogger and the founder of the bakeshop Sugaholic in the WKND magazine this time.

 

 

 

WKND Magazine, Khaleej Times | March 2017

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All you wanted to know about the food blogging business model – I join the columnist and share my thoughts on why food bloggers should be remunerated.

Khaleej Times – Parent Talk | Summer 2016 Issue 7
Khaleej Times Parent Talk
Dubai Week | 26th February 2015

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Ahlan Gourmet | Decmeber 2014

‘In the food world, Ishita B Saha is one of Dubai’s food blogging elite’… describes Ahlan! Gourmet. Oh, what an ego up-lifter! More on Rasgulla in my blog – the history, the recipe and how I made Rasgulla on Dubai One TV, and a very popular post of mine – a fusion recipe – Rasgulla Macapuno!

SIAL Middle East supplement | November 2014

SIAL Middle East

BBC GoodFood ME – Food Safari of Bengal | October 2014

My journey from childhood until now, a food safari of Bengal and recipes of Mustard Fish and Mishti Doi in the 7th Anniversary bumper issue of BBC GoodFood ME. Read more in my blog.

Ahlan Gourmet | February 2013

Luchi debuts in Ahlan! Gourmet, it’s name and dignity intact, along with Kosha Mangsho and Polao and I’m one happy Bong foodie! Read more in my blog.

BBC GoodFood ME  ‘Meet the Blogger’ | August 2012

Featured in the section ‘Meet the Blogger’ of BBC GoodFood Middle East. A few posts down the line, a few good blogger friends made down the way, a few inspiring bloggers to look up to, a few ups and downs and some moments of real high! Read more in my blog.


On the web

The National | 16th November 2017

Social media photo-sharing sites pushing chefs to produce wow-factor foods – I share my thoughts as the ‘social media guru’, not self proclaimed but according to the author, Stacie Overton Johnson! Do read the full story.

Dubai Food Festival Food Trail | 2015

A few select bloggers put forward their top picks of the city’s restaurants across the four key themes of the 2015 edition, including me.

WKND Magazine, Khaleej Times | July 2013 

In step with spirit – I share my thoughts as a non-Muslim expat in the UAE about the virtues of Ramadan: how the Holy Month’s spirit has been infectious, and how that’s made them better human beings.

Beram & Tajine E-Magazine | 3rd December 2012

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The December edition of Beram & Tajine E-Magazine, the first Egyptian/Moroccan e-magazine in the Middle East, features my traditional Bengali sweet recipes. Assia from Assia Kitchen (Moments Culinaires) presents this beautiful ‘International’ issue.

 

Expats Blog Awards | 3rd December 2012

Interview in Expats Blog – From Kolkata to Dubai – Expat Interview With Ishita. Some of the comments left by the readers have made me go into an emotional topsy-turvy.

Expat Echo | 15th October 2012

Interview in Expat Echo Dubai – Dubai expat Interview – Ishita Saha

Theme Showcase Blog in Inuit theme in WordPress | July 2012

Chosen by WordPress as a Showcase blog for it’s Inuit theme since July, 2012 with WordPress declaringthe blog as one of the ‘Awesome blogs using Inuit Types’. However, the Inuit theme has become defunct recently, and I have adopted the Luxury theme since April 2016.Screen shot 2012-12-04 at 07.42.47


Elsewhere in the blogosphere

• Noborotno, the Bengali menu collaboration with Michelin famed chef Atul Kochhar and his protege Chef Amrish Sood in the Rang Mahal Kitchen is talked about by: My Custard Pie ; Foodiva ; Mita Ray ; Rajul Matkar; Dubai Eye 103.8 FM Blog
• Zahra Soar, of Dubai Eye 103.8FM writes a brilliant recount of our 10 day road trip to Ladakh. Read more.
• Francine Spiering, good friend and author of Life in a Food Lane, Editor of Edible Houston, mentions me as she reminisces her Dubai life. September 2015. Read more.
• Prachi Grover, author of Orange Kitchens, features the Z-Sisters and myself in her new series Kids in the Kitchen: IshitaUnblogged, June 2015. Read more.
• Kalyan Karmakar, author of Finely Chopped, comes home on his Dubai visit and features me very generously in his blog post, February 2015. Read more.
15 Creative and Adventurous Dubai Bloggers You Should Know on Adewale Adeline
My Top Five Travel and Food Bloggers in Dubai by Myla Laurel, author of Find me a Break
• Pankaj Adhikari catches me talking about my penchant for food, culture and my gastronomical journey in The Indian Diaspora and also in his blog, December 2014. Read more.
• Featured in Dima Sharif’s Ramadan special series of blog posts, where I talk about Bengali cuisine and the dilemmas of expat living. July 2014. Read more.
• An interview that I took of Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is published in his personal website. January 2013. Read more.
• Ultimately my blog is certified ‘Certified Yummly’! October 2012
• Featured in FoodieBlogroll’s Featured Blogs, 22nd June, 2012. Read the story in my blog.
• Nominated for Food Stories’ Excellence in Storytelling Award, May, 2012. Read the story in my blog.
• Nominated for Food Stories’ Excellence in Storytelling Award, July, 2012. Read the story in my blog.

 

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