Food Stories Archive

  • Since the dawn of urbanization , street food remain an integral part of the growing city, a witness to the ever-changing urbanscape, a potential economy source for the migrants and in its truest sense it reflects the vast diversity exists in culture of the city, that reminds of the flavor and taste from land afar. Born in the narrow dingy lanes of Asian and Latin American cities, street food thrives on its sheer versatility, attractive visual display of sumptuous prepared […]

    Top three food destinations of South-East Asia

    Since the dawn of urbanization , street food remain an integral part of the growing city, a witness to the ever-changing urbanscape, a potential economy source for the migrants and in its truest sense it reflects the vast diversity exists in culture of the city, that reminds of the flavor and taste from land afar. Born in the narrow dingy lanes of Asian and Latin American cities, street food thrives on its sheer versatility, attractive visual display of sumptuous prepared […]

  • Guest blogger Reece Higgins documents some of the factors that contributes to obesity among children and teenagers. Food holds a central stage where every other product available in the market are laced by trans fat, hydrogenated oils, added sugar and high fructose corn syrup and other kind of preservatives and additives. Besides food other factors also play together to make it a complex situation. At the individual level, childhood obesity is the result of an imbalance between the calories a […]

    X Factors That Contribute To Obesity among School and College Students

    Guest blogger Reece Higgins documents some of the factors that contributes to obesity among children and teenagers. Food holds a central stage where every other product available in the market are laced by trans fat, hydrogenated oils, added sugar and high fructose corn syrup and other kind of preservatives and additives. Besides food other factors also play together to make it a complex situation. At the individual level, childhood obesity is the result of an imbalance between the calories a […]

  • Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! All I have this Diwali is a box full of Agre ka Angoori petha / crystallized white pumpkins or candy and a delightful book on history of sweet inventions or dessert by Michael Krondl  as you would love to frame it. This post is not about the book review or a new recipe to cherish this Diwali, it’s all about tracing our roots back […]

    Sacred fudge, an ode to Indian mithais and Diwali celebration

    Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! All I have this Diwali is a box full of Agre ka Angoori petha / crystallized white pumpkins or candy and a delightful book on history of sweet inventions or dessert by Michael Krondl  as you would love to frame it. This post is not about the book review or a new recipe to cherish this Diwali, it’s all about tracing our roots back […]

  • When in ” Rome do as the Romans do “ and when in Delhi eat like a Delhite, right on its streets –  a variety of delectable dishes which you may not find elsewhere in the city’s restaurants, and some of the stalls are there for generations. For a connoisseur of local cuisines, perhaps it will be the best dining experience you will ever enjoy ! But before venturing out, read what our Guest blogger Shivangi Rajendran has to say ! ******************************************************************************************************************** Best Street […]

    Best street foods of Delhi – a review

    When in ” Rome do as the Romans do “ and when in Delhi eat like a Delhite, right on its streets –  a variety of delectable dishes which you may not find elsewhere in the city’s restaurants, and some of the stalls are there for generations. For a connoisseur of local cuisines, perhaps it will be the best dining experience you will ever enjoy ! But before venturing out, read what our Guest blogger Shivangi Rajendran has to say ! ******************************************************************************************************************** Best Street […]

  • “I love you more than anybody can…so kiss me and smile for me..” as the voice of Denver works as a soothing elixir on you and the last drop of molten chocolate glides silkily over your lips making you close your eyes in ecstasy, the sweet luscious juices of ruby-red strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue planted the last kiss on your lips…you wished time stood still there…those precious moments froze forever…and your heart desires … let me indulge in something […]

    hidden treasure inside the baked alaska for masterchef

    “I love you more than anybody can…so kiss me and smile for me..” as the voice of Denver works as a soothing elixir on you and the last drop of molten chocolate glides silkily over your lips making you close your eyes in ecstasy, the sweet luscious juices of ruby-red strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue planted the last kiss on your lips…you wished time stood still there…those precious moments froze forever…and your heart desires … let me indulge in something […]

  • Come winter and the streets will be filled with green peas, young ones freshly graduated from the pods, waiting to experience a new life, looks so pretty and sweet in their green suit that every one adores them, likes them and brought them home. Green peas knows it all well, their hearts swelled up with pride when people complemented them, they adorn the gourmet tables, farmers organizes special festival in honour of them, and they got all the attention in the world, may be for this […]

    a tale of two peas – yellow and green

    Come winter and the streets will be filled with green peas, young ones freshly graduated from the pods, waiting to experience a new life, looks so pretty and sweet in their green suit that every one adores them, likes them and brought them home. Green peas knows it all well, their hearts swelled up with pride when people complemented them, they adorn the gourmet tables, farmers organizes special festival in honour of them, and they got all the attention in the world, may be for this […]

  • They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring a smile to anyone’s face. They are cupcakes, sweet little pretty cups of sinful indulgence with fairy tale charms, wins every heart, invokes desire, tickles the taste buds, inspires many a crumbs-to-riches stories , and has an […]

    mithais to cupcakes – transcending boundaries

    They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring a smile to anyone’s face. They are cupcakes, sweet little pretty cups of sinful indulgence with fairy tale charms, wins every heart, invokes desire, tickles the taste buds, inspires many a crumbs-to-riches stories , and has an […]

  • Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops began blending and experimenting with various ingredients , themes and thus “designer sweets” made their entry in the market that catches easily […]

    diwali mithais – the sweet and bitter story

    Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops began blending and experimenting with various ingredients , themes and thus “designer sweets” made their entry in the market that catches easily […]

  • Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali cuisine whereby the stout pointed gourds are stuffed […]

    dolma – the far east tradition

    Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali cuisine whereby the stout pointed gourds are stuffed […]

  • Rasgulla or rossogulla as far as I know was my sweet dear friend , eons ago in my school. She has a very pretty face and was very sweet looking, chubby, cute and golu-molu kind of. All the teachers fondly called her “rasgulla” after the great Indian dessert ! Then there was this tall Bengali boy who always prefers to eat his lunch alone as he used to have at least two rossogulla in his tiffin. One day I happened […]

    who owns the rasgulla or rossogulla?

    Rasgulla or rossogulla as far as I know was my sweet dear friend , eons ago in my school. She has a very pretty face and was very sweet looking, chubby, cute and golu-molu kind of. All the teachers fondly called her “rasgulla” after the great Indian dessert ! Then there was this tall Bengali boy who always prefers to eat his lunch alone as he used to have at least two rossogulla in his tiffin. One day I happened […]

  • Well, monsoon is definitely the season for hilsa or ilish – fondly known as ‘queen of fish’ because of its unique taste and characteristic silvery look . These fishes are also great swimmers as they crosses thousands of miles in oceans to spawn their eggs in fresh or estuarine waters. Some of the tastiest breeds of hilsa are those from the river Padma in bangladesh (‘padda r ilish’),  river Rupnarayan in hooghly (‘kolaghater ilish‘) and river Ganges (‘ganga r ilish‘).  […]

    hilsa Festival

    Well, monsoon is definitely the season for hilsa or ilish – fondly known as ‘queen of fish’ because of its unique taste and characteristic silvery look . These fishes are also great swimmers as they crosses thousands of miles in oceans to spawn their eggs in fresh or estuarine waters. Some of the tastiest breeds of hilsa are those from the river Padma in bangladesh (‘padda r ilish’),  river Rupnarayan in hooghly (‘kolaghater ilish‘) and river Ganges (‘ganga r ilish‘).  […]

  • Monsoon is finally waning down from the Indian subcontinent and in the coming two-three weeks it will mellow down  to autumn with the onset of Navratri festivals and Durga Pujo. As per the Met reports, there was a significant decline in the amount of rainfall this year which brings woes to the farmers,  power sectors, water shortage,  commodity prices and many more. But there remains only one thing on every Bong foodies’ mind – the supply of Hilsa. Bengali’s romance […]

    Monsoon and Hilsa

    Monsoon is finally waning down from the Indian subcontinent and in the coming two-three weeks it will mellow down  to autumn with the onset of Navratri festivals and Durga Pujo. As per the Met reports, there was a significant decline in the amount of rainfall this year which brings woes to the farmers,  power sectors, water shortage,  commodity prices and many more. But there remains only one thing on every Bong foodies’ mind – the supply of Hilsa. Bengali’s romance […]

  • Well that was the story but interestingly crabs are found on every part of the world’s ocean and on land too. They are crustaceans (because of much bargained outer shells!) and are armed with claws and pincers and come in every size from few millimeters like pea crab to few meters like Japanese spider crab! The blue crabs which are known for their tastier meats are prolific on eastern coast of US and in India they usually found on western […]

    Crab and its family

    Well that was the story but interestingly crabs are found on every part of the world’s ocean and on land too. They are crustaceans (because of much bargained outer shells!) and are armed with claws and pincers and come in every size from few millimeters like pea crab to few meters like Japanese spider crab! The blue crabs which are known for their tastier meats are prolific on eastern coast of US and in India they usually found on western […]

  • how the crab got its shell back !  a beautiful folklore…. Couple of months back I was reading through the pages of “crab that played with the sea” by Rudyard Kipling. It is a beautiful folklore describing how the crab got its shell back. In the beginning the eldest magician made ready the Earth and the Sea and instructed every animal to play at being itself. Every animal obeys but the crab slipped away and vows not to take instructions […]

    how the crab get its shell back

    how the crab got its shell back !  a beautiful folklore…. Couple of months back I was reading through the pages of “crab that played with the sea” by Rudyard Kipling. It is a beautiful folklore describing how the crab got its shell back. In the beginning the eldest magician made ready the Earth and the Sea and instructed every animal to play at being itself. Every animal obeys but the crab slipped away and vows not to take instructions […]

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