{Eating Out} Southern Italy Pop-up at Tuscany, Trident

Chef Nicola Costa is curating a menu drawn from the south of Italy and focusing on recipes well loved such as those learnt from his grandmother among other sources. The chef hails from Naples and when you speak to the shy chef, his love for food and passion for ingredients is apparent. The pop up…

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are possibly one of the simplest bakes one can make. Most recipes are a one dish kind, or what I like to call the ‘dump’ method. It was also one of the first things I tried to bake and was successful, which led to it becoming a staple in my baking arsenal. Doesn’t hurt…

Eating Out ~ Barsho Baran, East Bengal food, Aish – The Park

New year is being celebrated around the country. The Indian (or Hindu calendar) ones. Ugadi (Telugu New Year), Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian) comes first and is followed by Vishu (Kerala), Baisakhi (Punjab), Poila Baisakh (Bengal), Rongali Bihu (Assam) to name just a few. The country is diverse and so are its people, yet it is comforting to…

Eating Out – The Grill, Poolside BBQ at Taj Vivanta

Last week, I found myself wading painfully for a full 95 minutes through mind numbing traffic, all the way through the IT hub of Hyderabad till Begumpet for dinner. I confess that several times during the drive I wondered why I was even making the trip and considered turning back. I realised that even if…