Boozy Fruit Cake

I've been baking cakes for nearly over two decades now and though I'm a stickler for following recipes, I've started taking liberties and doing my own thing (within the pre-defined limits of a recipe of course). Last week's boozy fruit cake came from a random mélange of recipes of fruit muffins and Christmas cake that … Continue reading Boozy Fruit Cake

How Being A Social Media Ballerina Got Me A Pot Of Mustard!

Food Trucks are quite the rage in Bangalore since last year and you can eat a wide variety of stuff ranging from kababs to to pav bhaji to burgers to pancakes! My favourite of course is Le Casse-Croûte, a French food truck which launched in September 2015 and serves sandwiches (or croques as the French … Continue reading How Being A Social Media Ballerina Got Me A Pot Of Mustard!

For The Joy Of Cooking (And Eating)

As a child I was as dispassionate about food as one could be. I'm still not the “gourmand” in its connotation of a person who enjoys eating and often consumes copious amounts of food. But I have discovered that there is much pleasure to be gained from a good meal. My short stints away from … Continue reading For The Joy Of Cooking (And Eating)

Gourmand Geets: Tea Time

I grew up on a staple diet of Enid Blyton stories set in the English countryside. It's hardly a surprise then that tea time has always felt incomplete to me at home. Not a great fan of chai and pakodas, I shifted to coffee very early because it was so much easier to reconcile myself … Continue reading Gourmand Geets: Tea Time

Gourmand Geets: Un Brunch Chez Moi

Who doesn't enjoy a laid back Sunday brunch? It's a lovely way to spend Sunday in the company of good food, drinks and alcohol AND it's easier to organize. Plus it makes perfect sense for the OCD cleaner in me - so much easier to clean up after a brunch than a dinner that stretches into the next morning! … Continue reading Gourmand Geets: Un Brunch Chez Moi

Gourmand Geets : La Belle Vie

Located in Upper Coonoor, La Belle Vie housed in the 115 year old colonial hotel, 180° McIver, is a multi-cuisine restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. It was the board announcing its status as a "French Restaurant" that called my attention as our car made its way up towards Kotagiri Road. We went back the … Continue reading Gourmand Geets : La Belle Vie

Would You Like Some Muffins With Your Tea?

I've been fascinated with muffins and cupcakes for as far back as I can remember. Summer vacations, weekends and every free moment I had as a child were filled with Enid Blyton's books so it's a small surprise that my head was full of images of cold chicken salad, tomato sandwiches washed down with lemonade … Continue reading Would You Like Some Muffins With Your Tea?