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Sacred Offerings Cookery Workshop – Food From Temple Kitchens in South India

A cookery workshop on temple recipes from South India by Celebrity Chef & Cultural Raconteur Rakesh Raghunathan

Food · Tasting experiences · Travel

Stix -Hyatt Regency, Chennai – Tasting Experience

In search of the Zongzi: Glutinous rice stuffed with vegetarian and non vegetarian fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied and steamed or boiled. The Dragon Boat Festival at Hyatt Regency, Chennai


Urulai Madras Kaarakari

They say simple home-cooked food is the toughest to master. Almost every South Indian household will have a variation of the ubiquitous potato, ranging from mashed potatoes Podimas, to the favourite potato fry. The seemingly simply Urulai Madras Karakari showed us there’s no such thing as perfecting a recipe, and you have to better yourself every time!… Continue reading Urulai Madras Kaarakari

Travel stories

Chennai – Weekend at The Westin

The words ‘staycation’, and ‘daycation’ were new to me. Both, as you might have guessed, are not ‘vacations’ but almost qualify. I wasn’t sure which category an overnight trip to a hotel in Velachery would fall within. But every bit of it felt like a vacation, in its own right. On an earlier trip to… Continue reading Chennai – Weekend at The Westin