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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Is veganism an expensive diet in India? (Nov 1 is World Vegan Day)

New Delhi -- Replacing your regular milk with soy milk and cottage cheese with tofu might initially seem an easy option if you are planning to adapt veganism, a growing movement globally. But these products come at a price and are stocked selectively, making veganism an expensive dietary alternative for many in India.

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11/01/13
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Neo-mishtis: Modern twists to classic Bengali sweets this Diwali (Foodie Trail)

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Kolkata -- Rosemary sandesh, nolen gurer madeleine, malpua cheesecake or rabri brownie. Bengal's famous mishti or sweetmeats are being reinvented in a yummylicious way this Diwali. And there are fusion options galore.

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11/01/13
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This week, it’s Wraps N Rolls (Foodie Trail)

Simplicity! Something so foreign in today's gadget-friendly and complex world intertwined with superfast urban lifestyles, leaving little time to enjoy whatever we have. Less or more is subjective. For want for more, we all tend to miss what we have. Even in our eating habits,this urban complexity is leaving its traces. Restaurant menus are becoming more modern and complex, the products on grocery shelfs of a supermarket are so varied that one sometimes forgets what one was looking for in the first place.

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10/03/13
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Indian culinary tours for foreign tourists

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Kolkata -- Want to combine wanderlust with a desire to sample authentic Indian dishes in traditional kitchens or scenic spots across the country? As a personal touch, you could also shop for the ingredients in some of the vibrant and bustling open-air marketplaces that India offers. All this and more could be yours for a price - thanks to the genre of culinary tourism.

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09/19/13
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Food in Greece ain’t that Greek (Foodie Trail)

Choriatiki: Greek salad made of tomatoes, peppers, olives, cucumber, onions, olive oil, feta cheese, topped with olive oil & oregano
Choriatiki: Greek salad made of tomatoes, peppers, olives, cucumber, onions, olive oil, feta cheese, topped with olive oil & oregano
Food in Athens with some complicated names for dishes may sound Greek! But even a die-hard Indian-food buff, wanting dal-vegetable-roti-rice on the plate each day, will find the fare in Greece quite welcome, both to the eyes and palate - even vegetarians.

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09/14/13
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Indian chefs win Singapore cooking competition

Chennai --Cooking on a charcoal mud stove with two mud pots, two Indian chefs won the gold medal at an International Chef Competition held in Singapore recently.

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08/08/13
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Honeycomb dessert (Ghevar) is a hit in Teej season in North India

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Mathura/Agra Aug 8 -- As confection makers experiment with new flavours and colours to suit changing tastes, particularly of the young, the demand for ghevar, or honeycomb dessert, has outstripped that of all other sweets, including petha and pedas, in the Braj area of Agra and Mathura ahead of Friday's Teej festival that celebrates the monsoon.

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08/08/13
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Learning world cuisines through culinary clubs

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New Delhi --  As the fragrance of masala-fried prawns wafts through the room, a discerning audience diligently takes quick notes of the instructions given by the chef to ensure the coating is crisp and not burnt. What would probably be mistaken as a cooking class in session is in reality a clique of foodies at a culinary club learning directly from experts.

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07/25/13
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It’s time for mango mania

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Come summer and I become a mango maniac. The musky mango aroma always reminds me of my younger days in our old Delhi house in Civil Lines, where we would climb the mango trees in our front lawn. There was always a tough fight between us siblings for the larger loot.

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07/18/13
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Mint chutney spices up kids’ ‘state dinner’ at White House

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Washington --  Healthy lunch recipes like "Kickin, Colourful, Bell Peppers" and "Lentil Spinach Soup and Mint Chutney" won five Indian-American kids invitations to kids' "state dinner" at the White House that President Barack Obama crashed.

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07/10/13
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