Divided by distance, connected by the love for food. This could possibly summarize my association with James Beard, Julia Childs, IACP awards winning Chef. Raghavan Iyer. He was in Chennai and I was in conversation with him -an event I put together at Hyatt Regency, Chennai. What stood out during my interaction with him was… Continue reading In conversation with Chef. Raghavan Iyer – James Beard Award Winner
A food trail in Mylapore, an area so steeped in rich cultural history and of course gastronomical spots!
Myriad flavours of Sowcarpet – A food trail tracing street food in chennai
Experience Chettinad – Gastronomically and Culturally. Spend 2 days and 3 nights days in the most beautiful boutique hotel The Bangala, Chettinad and treat yourself to a culinary holiday where you get to learn some traditional recipes from Master Cooks at The Bangala , visit the chettinad master weavers, temples and of course bargain at the local antique shop for some art pieces from yesteryear.
I can see clouds looming above me and how can I not think of something hot to munch on? The concept of SKC was possibly invented for evenings like this, taking within its sweep the perfect combination of Sweet (S), Kaaram (K – meaning spicy) and Coffee (C). Enroute to Tuticorin, right in the middle… Continue reading Fried crisps from the interiors of Tuticorin – Cheeni Mittai
India is one large sugar bowl with every region offering its own delights. Here I am to check out what Tuticorin has in store.It is late in the evening as I make my way to Kovilpatti to uncover the story behind the famous ‘Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai’ or groundnut candy. VVR Sweets, a store that also… Continue reading The story of South India’s famous peanut candy – Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai
If Madurai boasts of the Idly, Tirunelvi its ubiquitous halwa, Srivilliputhur its delectable Paalkova, Tuticorin has its own ‘melt-in-your mouth macaroons’. Unlike the macaroons you get around the world, including the famous ones in Montmartre, Paris, that are flat and made with almonds, this white piece of heaven is made with cashew. Many bakeries in… Continue reading White delights from the coast – Tuticorin Macaroons