Alcohol-free Beer

The last few days I spend taking in the sights and sounds of Dubai (locally refers to as the capital of Kerala). Being a theological state that embraced Islam as its official religion, finding alcohol in UAE is rather difficult. However there is root beer available that you can enjoy, sans the addiction or high….

The Love of Food

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat. ~Guy Fieri

What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’?

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. ~Wolfgang Puck, Australian Chef

Old Meets New

This has been, by far, my most satisfying project to date. I wanted to recreate a Gothic style setting, with a modern twist. While I created the tables, chairs and the lamp stool, the candelabra, plates, spoons, forks and knives, bowls, pastry stand, lamp shade and food all are purchased accessories. Special thanks to suenosouvenir…

Fork Off

Along with the Simpsons, I am also a major Seinfeld fan. When I set up this scene, I so badly wished I had Snickers on the plate instead. If you remember the episode titled The Plegde Drum, Elaine’s boss Mr. Pitt eats a Snickers bar with a knife and fork, starting a trend that seems…

Chaating Time

I am a huge chaat lover, but anything with curd is not something I prefer. Sev Puri in Pune, as I discovered, is not served on flat puris like in Bombay; it’s more like dahi puri sans the sweetened curd. So in a way, this lovely piece of work from Shilpa (AKA Suenosouvenir) is a…

I ‘Donut’ Know

Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do? God often gives nuts to toothless people. ~Matt Groening I love the Simpsons, so when Shilpa (AKA Sueno souvenir) was selling a donuts magnet, I secretly hopped there was one with pink topping and sprinkles. Since I couldn’t ask for customizations, I held my tongue. But if you…

Egged On

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. ~Andrew Carnegie

Momo Love

I’m not a momo fan: apart from the traditional Modak or koyakattai, dhoklas and idlis, I don’t enjoy steamed foods too much. Fried momos I can’t resist though. These are not edible in any case, this plate of yummilicious momos are from the zero calories range of miniatures from suenosouvenir. Do check our her page…

Small Doses of Pleasure

When I took up a course of graphology (handwriting analysis in layman’s terms) I rediscovered my personality. I was going through a rough patch personally and the course set the path for my emotional healing. Although I come across as an all-or-nothing person, the pressure of my own writing is very weak. That’s when I…