Paella and Risotto food festival at My Fortune, Bengaluru

The Spanish Paella The Italian Risotto An interesting food festival is underway in Bengaluru and it is to do with a staple – rice! My Fortune, Bengaluru is currently running its ode to the Mediterranean with the unique “Paella and Risotto” food festival. Sachin Talwar, Executive Chef, ITC My Fortune gave us a preview of the culinary treats as part of the festival and showcased the carefully curated range of Italian and Spanish cuisine that has much for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

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Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar

Chef Aniket Das showing how to prepare the Moong Sprout Ussal When I was invited to attend a Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar with culinary master chef Micheal Swamy and Executive Chef Aniket Das I was excited as the key concept being used was a cook-off with local ingredients. Cooking with a low carbon footprint has always been a cause close to my heart as is the need to cook with ingredients available locally that is grown by farmers around the

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Exclusive Chef’s Workshop at JW Marriott Bengaluru

Picture this – 40 chefs given the challenge to create one local breakfast item with ingredients in a black box. Each one to interpret this on their own and come up with their take on the same. This was Day One of the Marriott India Chef’s Workshop where 40 of the best culinary minds from all Marriott India and Starwood Hotels took part in an intensive, detailed and customised training session. An annual event where chef’s from the group get

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Earth Ball Technique – a new environment initative

Today, a day before World Environment Day, I had an invite that said, “attend the workshop on Earth Ball Technique- a latest trend aiming at transforming and rejuvenating dry and barren lands into green landscape.” Being a believer in the cause and need for conserving environment I decided to check out the event held in the lush Signature Club Resort set amidst the Brigade Orchards in Devanhalli. After a tree planting session attended by ace cricketer Venkatesh Prasad and Sandalwood actor

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Bata Makes a compelling statement for Women

Iconic footwear brand Bata recently celebrated 123 years of being in business (they have been in India for the last 85 years) by launching their new TV commercial titled Me. And Comfortable with it. While the commercial itself shows women in a positive light – it is really the central ethos of the commercial that is bound to strike a chord with every woman – what you wear and what you do must not slot you into being labelled. The shoes,

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Recipe: Summer Cooler – Lemongrass Buttermilk

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that can beat your summer blues, here is a simple one – Lemongrass Buttermilk – this one makes 2 glasses. Ingredients: 50 ml curds 200 ml water 1 long sprig of lemongrass 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste Method: Boil the lemongrass in 100 ml of water and allow to cool. This will also allow the water to absorb the flavours of

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Recipe: Barley Salad

I recently have been reading up on the health benefits of barley and wanted to try something new. So I made this simple salad that is full of health and flavour! Ingredients 4 tablespoons barley cooked 1 green apple 1 medium sized carrot 1 small red bell pepper 1 small yellow bell pepper 1 small green bell pepper 1 mid sized tomato 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp freshly

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Mango Masti Food Festival At My Fortune Bengaluru

A selection of mango inspired dishes at the festival My favourite fruit is the mango and when I received an invite to attend the Summer Delight Mango Festival at My Fortune Bengaluru, I did not think twice before saying yes. And trusting my instincts has much to do with the fact that the very able team of chefs lead by Sachin Talwar, Executive Chef at ITC My Fortune has always been the kind that can surprise you and up the ante as far

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Buddha Calling – Ashoka Stupa in Nangchen

Buddha Calling May 10th 2017 is Buddha Poornima – the day Buddha attained enlightenment. A few years back I had an amazing opportunity to be part of a wonderful way to come up and close with Buddha. It is not often that one gets to visit an event that is historic and can easily be termed as once in a lifetime. And fortunately I had the unique opportunity to witness exactly that when His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual head of

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Where to Eat in Singapore?

Food is a great leveller and also I discovered recently a great place to discover a city. And I found out exactly this on a recent trip to Singapore. Well with a city and country that has three main languages – the food culture is so diverse that your taste buds will explode with flavours that range from high end Michelin starred food to hawker style street food and everything in between. Singapore in fact is well known for its

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