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Gulp! They were Big

Hartosh Singh Bal

Elephants need to eat for 18 hours a day. Large dinosaurs would need to have eaten for 30 hours a day. How then did they manage to get so big?

The Saga of Sher-e-Punjab

The saga of India’s favourite dhaba began with a small tea shop in Chandigarh owned by a refugee. Simmering with the earthen taste of authentic Punjabi food, the little tea shop served homesick bachelors lunch and memories of home.

No Right to Eat

Government schemes and ration cards notwithstanding, even subsidised food is a luxury that many can’t afford.

Tangy Twin Cuisine

Gourmets around the country are slowly waking up to the culinary charms of Karnataka’s two most prominent cuisines—Bunt and Coorgi.

Stale Crumbs

Skip the mouldy advice in this entree and savour the classic Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma instead.

Buckwheat Noodles with Nori Seaweed

If you think vegetarian food is about paneer and dal, you’re from another age. It’s now haute cuisine, costs a bomb, and comes from the most unlikely of food cultures. Welcome to the new pinnacle of luxury.

Little India

If proof were ever needed that being an exclusivist society goes against the grain of the city, take the culinary route to discover Bombay.

Mud on the Menus

Farm-side dining comes centrestage in America, making star chefs plant eateries in the fields, next to the ingredients

Julie and Julia

But for the sumptuous cooking and fine acting by Meryl Streep, this film is a little too cute for comfort.

Savour the Spread

Drool alert: plush standalone eateries in the metros are making the once-humble buffet much hipper than it ever was.

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