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 … More Boozy Fruit Cake
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 … More How Being A Social Media Ballerina Got Me A Pot Of Mustard!
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 … More For The Joy Of Cooking (And Eating)
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 … More Gourmand Geets: Tea Time
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! … More Gourmand Geets: Un Brunch Chez Moi
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 … More Gourmand Geets : La Belle Vie
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 … More Would You Like Some Muffins With Your Tea?
Satiated with pastas, kebabs and all the usual suspects of restaurant cuisine, we were craving a change in cuisine this week when we remembered Enté Keralam. Despite our best intentions, we hadn’t been back since last year’s sumptuous Onam Sadhya. The incessant blaring of religious (and other) songs from loudspeakers in celebration of Ganesh Utsav drove … More Gourmand Geets : Enté Keralam
To live in Bangalore and not know Koshy’s is a sacrilege. And when I say “know” I don’t just mean know the address and use it as a landmark, but actually go there, at least once. I’ve been to Koshy’s of course – not once, but several times. In my first year in Bangalore, I went there several times, … More Gourmand Geets : Koshy’s
My tryst with salads truly started last year with the sudden awakening that I also have to watch what I eat ( oh the awful thirties) and with a crazy work schedule like mine, it does help to eat healthy healthier. Pushing aside the cream loaded salad recipes of my youth, I started experimenting with … More Gourmand Geets : Summer Salads