Category Archives: Food Writing
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
About the foodie scene in Bangalore. Someone commented on the Pink Poppadom. Been there. Liked it.
Here is a story I wrote for Destinasian magazine. Hyderabad