Category Archives: Food Writing

Tea

My main source for high-quality teas is my friend Kishore Mariwala of Bombay.  Kishore is a connoisseur of many things: Hindustani music, tea, single malts to name three.  Our friendship began when he wrote to Mint two years ago, commenting … Continue reading

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Survival of the Tastiest for Mint

Headline writing is a fascinating exercise.  When I write a column, I try to come up with headlines.  Mint’s team always do better (naturally).  What is the skill that one needs to be a good headline writer, I wonder.  I … Continue reading

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Next restaurant, Chicago

Great review in the New York Times about Next restaurant in Chicago.  I met Chef Grant Achatz when I dined in Alinea, and would fly to Chicago just to snag a seat at Next.  Kudos!

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About ice-cream for The National

I wrote this piece over six months ago when Bangalore was hot, hot, hot. They publish it now Icecream for The National here and pasted below Amid a rainbow of flavours, I am still frozen in the past Shoba Narayan … Continue reading

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Pho-bidden Fruit

My French neighbour has introduced me to some of the coolest places in Bangalore. Is there something wrong with this picture, or is it just how it is? Expats come to Bangalore and discover the city in a way that … Continue reading

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Karthik Chaat shop, Indranagar

Went to Karthik chaat shop in Indranagar. Used to love this place when it was on CMH Road. The location has changed to a quieter road behind the BDA complex. They have cleaned it up now with gleaming stainless steel … Continue reading

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Fresh yeast

Going to lunch at Cafe Noir with my friend, Sujata. Wondering whether to ask the chef there for fresh yeast. At last week’s Weber grill “vegetarian grills” cooking session, Chef Manu Chandra talked about “befriending a baker” and getting some … Continue reading

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Indian Noma??

About the foodie scene in Bangalore. Someone commented on the Pink Poppadom. Been there. Liked it.

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Hyderabad for Destinasian

Here is a story I wrote for Destinasian magazine. Hyderabad

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New Zealand Food Tour for FT

Articles > Newspapers > Financial Times > New Zealand Food Tour New Zealand Food Tour – By Shoba Narayan (This article originally appeared in May 2005) For being such an isolated faraway country, New Zealand is a veritable culinary cornucopia. … Continue reading

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