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New Delhi [India], March 31 (ANI): For almost five hundred years Indians have chilled out with Kulfi in the summer season. Legend has it that the frozen dessert was created to please Emperor Akbar and the recipe is mentioned in contemporary texts like Ain e Akbari and Akbarnama that descr
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New Delhi [India], March 23 (ANI): Climate change has upset the cycle of seasons. Summer now arrives much earlier than it used to, hitting us harder than it used to. Suddenly we are drained of energy, appetite is sluggish and the throat parched. The Flames of Forest and Laburnum are yet t
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New Delhi [India], March 15 (ANI): There was a time when almost everyone in India ate out of a thali. The word derives from thaal, a large circular tray, and has some connection with thal/sthal--a place. This is where food was traditionally 'placed' for consumption. It was a paatra (literall
Updated : 5 months, 1 week ago IST
New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): There was a time when chefs were chefs, but nowadays, we have a plethora of prefixes to identify them. Some prima donnas like to be addressed as 'celebrity chefs' while others identify themselves as 'master chefs'. Then there are 'Michelin starred chefs'
Updated : 5 months, 2 weeks ago IST
New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI): Omar Khayyam penned some memorable lines that talk of a 'Loaf of Bread, a Flask of Wine' in company of the beloved magically transforming wilderness into a paradise. And, there is Nazir Akbarabadi the 18th-century people's poet from Agra whose poem Rotiyan
Updated : 5 months, 3 weeks ago IST
New Delhi [India], February 22 (ANI): Homer's epic poem Odyssey mentions the 'Lotus Eaters' who after taking a bite of this seductive flower forgot family and friends. Past memories were erased and they wasted away in a trance-like stupor. Though the addictive lotus hasn't been positively
Updated : 5 months, 4 weeks ago IST
New Delhi [India], February 15 (ANI): A folk tale describes the plight of a poor peasant's beautiful daughter who caught the eye of the Prince out on a hunt. He married her and made her the queen. Bliss didn't last long.
Updated : 6 months ago IST
New Delhi [India], February 8 (ANI): The COVID 19 pandemic brought life to a standstill, and during the lockdown, people did not know what to do with the time hanging on their hands. The hectic pace of everyday life was reduced to snail speed. It is not surprising that the joys and benefits
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New Delhi [India], January 31 (ANI): Legalisation of Cannabis in various countries and renewed interest in its miraculous therapeutic properties to cure, retard the spread of cancer has drawn our attention to ingredients that are commonly looked upon or looked down as intoxicants.
Updated : 6 months, 2 weeks ago IST
New Delhi [India], January 24 (ANI): Who doesn't know that man doesn't live by bread alone? Food is essential to survive but, so is sex. And, what could be better if joys of sex can be blended with palate pleasures? This is what the timeless quest for aphrodisiac foods is all about.
Updated : 6 months, 3 weeks ago IST
New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI): There's more to hamburgers than just being a junk food popular only with kids. Yes, you read it right. The patty in the bun that started its journey on a pushcart or kiosk in NY more than a century back has come a long way.
New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): "Proof of the pudding," they say, "is in the eating". And, "Seeing is believing," tells another adage. But, how do you react when a 3-D printed snack or steak is served to you on a plate?