Impactful tips to prevent bird flu

Bird flu, also called avian influenza, has come as a double whammy for countries that are already fighting their biggest battle against Covid-19. Again the sign and symptoms are related to the respiratory system only along with fever. Since there is not much clarity about its complications and other issues which patients can face, there

Growing Interest To Dark Chocolates

The artisanal, bean-to-bar chocolate making will further gain feet in India in the coming years. An evolving palate of Indian consumers will help the rise of India-made chocolates and brands that use honest, natural ingredients and practise small-batch handcrafting, says Sheetal Saxena, founder of Colocal, an artisanal chocolate brand…Siddhi Jain. Colocal, which has a casual

Healthy Mock tails For Winter

Winters call for some warm exotic dishes, but what about the drinks? Don’t settle for your usual soft drinks when you can prep-up for something fancy in little to no time! As we enter the New Year, why not add some lip-smacking healthy mocktails to the list?…writes Puja Gupta. Yes, with a pinch of the

Winter Special Healthy Foods

During winters, the resultant heat loss demands compensatory strategies resulting in increased food intake for its thermic effect. Cold weather leads to a drop in our body temperature, stimulating our appetites. This is because intake of food helps to generate internal heat, subsequently leading to a rise in body temperature…writes Puja Gupta. Shweta Mahadik, Clinical

‘Food constantly acquires political meaning’

“Food is more than just a way to provide fuel to our bodies, especially in the consumer culture in which individuals and communities are increasingly enmeshed in post-industrial societies.” An Interview with Professor Fabio Parasecoli by Aswin Prasanth and Rajesh Panhathodi  Fabio Parasecoli is a Professor in Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition and

‘There is a whole lot of acceptance and admiration for Indian cuisine’

Indian celebrity chef Saransh Golia feels we can surpass the benchmark set by the international food market by diving inward and deeper. He, however, points out that the problem is we are too busy trying to drive influences from the west. Author of the food travelogue ‘India on my Platter’, Golia was invited to do

How To Reduce Food Damage?

Few days to the year-end festivities and wed all be drowned in festive cheer and great food! The celebrations however are usually accompanied by a lot of wastage. We can be more mindful about our relationship with food by incorporating these small changes into our daily life to reduce food wastage…… writes N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe.

North East Festival Goes Virtual

The North East Festival, a popular event held in Delhis Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ever since its inception seven years ago, will be held in Guwahati, Assam this year. Starting on December 19, the two-day event is open for public to attend virtually. Well known personalities of the region like Indian athlete

‘Back The Bhaji’ to commemorate Curry Pioneers

Spice Business, the country’s only independent magazine for the Asian restaurant sector, has announced the inaugural British Curry Day on Thursday 3rd December. ‘Back The Bhaji’ is an initiative to celebrate the end of lockdown and to support the curry industry, by commemorating curry pioneers. The theme of this year’s British Curry Day is ‘Back the Bhaji’, with many restaurants