Archive | June, 2015

Natural Vinegars- article in the hindu-metroplus edition

  A large cane hamper filled with crusty bread, a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh fruit and cheese is my idea of picnic fare.   I have used vinegar many times and in many ways. It adds not just a sour note, but also carries the muted flavours of fermented sugars, […]

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Adhalakkai – a forgotten vegetable ! – article in the hindu – metroplus edition

The Adhalakkai       Most of us can identify an olive, a caper or even a raspberry. But, mention adhalakkai and most folks go, “Huh? What’s that?” My aunt Mallika sent me some adhalakkai recently, and my help at home thought they were baby bittergourds. I was utterly dismayed and I decided to write […]

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Balamurali Snacks -Coimbatore -article in the hindu ,metroplus edition

  Roadside eateries can surprise you with some really tasty, like crisp and golden samosas, writes SHANTHINI RAJKUMAR   How many of us can resist biting into a hot flaky samosa? Especially one that was bought by a thoughtful brother! Certainly, not me. This treat doesn’t really need an occasion. Our biking buddy Deepak Samuel […]

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Boiled egg and soldiers-article in the hindu newspaper-metroplus

When boiled perfectly and served with fingers of buttery toast, the everyday egg can be a gourmet experience   A cup of morning joy Boiled egg and toast   Holiday food need not necessarily be fancy or complicated fare. Even the humble boiled egg can turn out to be a tasty treat. As kids our […]

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