• Debbie Rogers and Ishita B Saha on a food tour with Frying Pan Adventures
    Dubai,  Travel,  United Arab Emirates

    An Indian food tour in Old Dubai with Frying Pan Adventures

    A delicious way to discover one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of Old Dubai – Meena Bazaar, is to book into the 4-hour long ‘Little India on a plate’ food tour with Frying Pan Adventures. It's getting to connect to the essence of old neighbourhoods holding its head high amidst the new urban landscape of 2020, which in itself, is a story that needed to be told and celebrated. What do you think?

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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 Fatima Salim Al Shuweihi, Head of Events for Heart of Sharjah, take us through the heritage and glorious tales of Sharjah’s past. While the first part of my journey (lasting almost two and a half hours… Immersing Myself Into The Heart Of Sharjah – Part 1) is…

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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 of the Z-Sisters), all the different tastes and flavours that I tasted on my first trail are still intact. This time my adventure was to Sharjah, an emirate that is very close to my heart. By Dubai standards, that means literally another continent – hence the…

  • Kolkata,  Travel

    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 the images that constantly haunt me are the images from it’s streets, markets, strong faiths (make shift temple under a banyan tree, or in the dashboard of a taxi), decadent buildings, people, the stiff nosed club culture… a riot of colours… and the evening ice lolly…

  • Dubai

    Dining Concept | Dining Around Dubai With Foodiva

    Fun is the new fine dining! Unique dining concepts offering something unexpected every time – this has been the recent dining trend in Dubai in recent times. This season, I have been lucky to have experienced a variety of them, alibi exclusive dinner invites at different venues or booking into pop-ups and other dining experiences through social dining platforms like Lime&Tonic. ‘Fun is the new fine dining’ – another concept that I experienced recently, was dining (and driven) around town with a food expert as our personal guide. A food tour that lasted five hours with handpicked dishes paired with wine (courtesy MMI) from five different cuisines across five different…

  • Kolkata,  Travel

    Ramadan Food Trail With Calcutta Walks | As The Muezzin Calls

    Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. ∼Rumi ‘Why do you need to go on a food tour in Kolkata with a guide?’ My friends and family members were pretty baffled. I, who have been going around each and every lane, bylane, market, sweet shop, food kiosk, restaurant in Kolkata – with my Nikon, smartphone and the Z-Sisters in tow. Well that’s true. But Kolkata being Kolkata – the overstimulated kaleidoscope that it is, the melting pot of culture, heritage and history that it is, one needs a guide… an explorer rather, who can guide you through the exploration of the…

  • Dubai,  Travel

    Arabian Pilgrimage Food Tour With Frying Pan Adventures

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ∼ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Culinary journeys and food tours reflect culture, heritage and personality of a city… I am fascinated by street food and culinary journeys that expose me to different cultures and cuisines. The history behind these leave me breathless as I try to store new food facts in my memory. Naturally, my first food tour with Frying Pan Adventures, the only food tour company offering such tours in Dubai, is something that is close to my heart. I had been following food blogger Arva Ahmed’s journey even before she had set up tours in a city that…