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Cosmopolitan cocktail

A Notorious Cosmopolitan for International Vodka Day

Celebrate International Vodka Day with a classic vodka cocktail—but with a twist—made by Ajay Nayyar, Reserve Brand Ambassador, Diageo India  The Cosmopolitan is one of the world’s most popular cocktails.  Although its…

Chef Khulood Atiq

TD Conversations: Chef Khulood Atiq

The first female chef of the United Arab Emirates, Chef Khulood Atiq is the star of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi’s ambitious Emirati Cuisine Programme aimed at reviving and…

Peach cobbler

Of cobbler, crisp and crumble

When it comes to baked fruit-and-pastry desserts, the iconic pie isn’t the only game in town. Meet cobbler, the trail-modified innovation that has been the toast of many events—and variations Cobbler.  There is…

Devil's Egg at Lavaash by Saby

An ‘eggstraordinary’ story

Few dishes epitomise the fascinating journey of egg and its rise to culinary glory like the dimer chop, the colonial innovation that is today the finest specimen of Kolkata’s brio culinaire Egg,…

Coconut daiquiri

How to make Thai-inspired cocktails

If cocktails bring to mind classics like whiskey sour, mojito, martini, Bloody Mary and daiquiri, then get some inspiration from Thailand and add these twists There are no typical Thai cocktails, but…

darjeeling tea estate

India@75: GI-tagged Indian foods and agricultural produce

Although India started getting Geographical Indication or GI tags only in 2004, it has nearly 400 of them now, with more being added regularly. What could be a better celebration of India’s…

Singha beer from Thailand

A toast to Thai drinks

Thai cuisine may have overshadowed Thai drinks but it’s time to redress the balance  Whether you crave a cup of coffee after stuffing your shopping bags in Bangkok, want to sip beer…

Garlic bread

The origin of garlic bread

Here’s how garlic bread—a poor Roman’s meal—became a global obsession, and continues to be so till date  Of all the Italian dishes to have earned global citizenship, nothing comes close to garlic…

Baan Thai Oberoi Kolkata

Best Thai restaurants in India

Given the plethora of restaurants offering Thai food, it can get quite confusing. We tell you where you should go for the best Thai food in India With everyone tending lemongrass and…

Thai cuisine Green curry

An introduction to Thai cuisine

If your palate’s affair with Thai food has been limited to red and green curry or tom yum soup and pad thai, then you have barely scratched the surface of a complex…

Chourangi Restaurant London

Aditya Ghosh turns restaurateur with Chourangi in London

Aditya Ghosh has teamed up with childhood friend Anjan Chatterjee of Oh! Calcutta to launch an authentic Bengali restaurant—Chourangi—in London Before you ask, yes, there is luchi and kosha mangsho on the…

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci’s ‘Searching for Italy’ just bagged an Emmy

Searching for Italy, a show devoted to Italian cuisine and hosted and produced by an inspired Stanley Tucci, has won an Emmy—TV’s equivalent of the Oscars—this year for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series…

Sidecar Makaibari collab

Matters of the spirit: The Sidecar x Makaibari collab

Sidecar is currently No. 16 on the prestigious list of Asia’s 50 best bars. Makaibari, of course, is the greatest tea estate in Darjeeling. When they come together in a cocktail glass,…

Gaurav Karnani The Grid Kolkata

TD Conversations: Gaurav Karnani, Founder, The Grid

Kolkata’s first microbrewery—The Grid—turned five in July this year. We catch up with its founder, Gaurav Karnani, to find out how he did it and what makes him so passionate about craft…

Macarons

Ladurée, the legendary French luxury bakery, enters India

There are macarons and then there are Ladurée macarons. Established in 1862, the legacy bakery and sweets maker from Paris—and inventor of the double-decker macaron—makes its India debut today with a flagship…