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.
Government schemes and ration cards notwithstanding, even subsidised food is a luxury that many can’t afford.
Skip the mouldy advice in this entree and savour the classic Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma instead.
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.
Farm-side dining comes centrestage in America, making star chefs plant eateries in the fields, next to the ingredients
But for the sumptuous cooking and fine acting by Meryl Streep, this film is a little too cute for comfort.