Apulia – discovering Puglian cuisine (and Hamlet)

A couple of weeks ago, I experienced something very magical. It was an afternoon of passion, drama, murder, intrigue, and revenge, and I owe it to one man: William Shakespeare. OK fine, two… Continue reading

Indian-Chinese chili paneer

Only 8 days to go until my vegetarian month is up, but I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to eat paneer. Paneer is one of my favourite ingredients, as it’s supremely versatile,… Continue reading

Learning to juice with the Philips Viva Collection Compact Juicer

I always thought juicing was something for health freaks and obsessive dieters, neither of which apply to me. I adore fresh orange juice, but I never really go beyond that, unless I am feeling hipster, which… Continue reading

Mama Framboise – comfy café in Chueca, Madrid

As I sipped my drink, something hit me: I am a Swiss-Indian, in Madrid, drinking Chinese tea, eating French quiche, reading English literature. Isn’t globalisation amazing?

The Palomar – the best restaurant in London?

“Cauliflower steak, pork belly and shakshukit, table 23!” “Yes, chef!” “Fish falafel and fattoush, table 31!” “Yes, chef!” My excitement and eagerness at finally visiting The Palomar is equivalent only to what I feel… Continue reading

Tea ceremonies and dim sum with PaoCha

I am a tea snob. I shudder at the thought of Tetley or Builder’s tea, and there are few things that calm me down as much as a light cup of Darjeeling or… Continue reading

Peruvian shrimp stir-fry with quinoa (with Encona Amarillo sauce)

I’m always a bit skeptical of ready-made sauces (apart from the Lee Kum Kee ones, which have proved their worth many times over), and I’m also quite unfamiliar with Peruvian cuisine (bar my middling… Continue reading

La Polenteria – an ingredient-based Soho experiment

64 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UQ London’s restaurant scene is amazing, but also baffling. There are pop-ups that sell fried crickets, dinners served atop cranes, and that’s before we even get to the… Continue reading

Anima E Cuore – fabulous pasta and mediocre service in Camden

129 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8PB It’s been a while since I posted a new review, and for this I apologise. I was travelling (Munich and Madrid… there’s a post on a Spanish-Asian… Continue reading

Guest post: A delicious Sindhi Biryani

“Chicken biryani is a full meal by itself – basmati rice slowly cooked with succulent pieces of seasoned chicken with onions, tomato, ginger, garlic, yogurt, and a splash of lemon juice. It’s spiced… Continue reading

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