The First Meal

Like the last supper, I believe the first meal is just as eventful, and most often very joyous. This is a story of how 2019 started. I moved from Bombay about five years ago and three years after the reverse-cultural shock in Pune, I have been calling Bangalore my new home. So a new city…

Soul Food

Home made food, the way my mother makes it, is probably the best thing in the world. While I do cook quite decently, I am surely not a chip off the old block. I tend to cook better when I have someone to feed, and as I start loving myself more, I most certainly like…

Who Doesn’t Love Ice Cream?

  It is like a temptation to eat ice cream instead of something that is better for you. ~Pete Sorensen Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food. ~Joseph Epstein You can pour melted ice cream on regular ice cream. It’s like a sauce! ~Chris Pratt

Fake or Real?

It is absolutely a real piece of tart. Here is a piece of the tart that I eventually ate. I was just checking if what I write gets read at all!

The Spread is Laid

Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself. ~Anthony Bourdain Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we…

Chicken Out

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. ~Abraham Maslow

Soupy Love

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. ~Marge Kennedy

Spice Of Life

The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it. ~Daniel Gilbert

The Magic of Street Food

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~ Luciano Pavarotti “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” ~ Epicurus

Grab A Bite

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. ~L’Wren Scott If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. ~Orson Welles