Aaheli 24 e 24

Bengali Cuisine today has attained great popularity and a number of popular local restaurant chains have branches literally all over the country. However a quarter of a century back there was a very different picture. Bengali food was restricted to homes and except for the local Pice Hotels they were largely unavailable. Gradually a couple…

CII Travel East 2016

How important is it to Market Food so that it is a reason and not a side effect of tourism? I was delighted to be invited by Anirban Saha of Kolkata Bloggers to be a part of the Panel discussion on Food and Tourism in the East, during The 5TH CII Travel East 2016 which…

Citi presents Gourmet Flavors

I was delighted when the FBAI (Food Bloggers Association of India) invited me to participate in “Citi presents Gourmet Flavours” , Kolkata. I was sent across a list of participating restaurants all of which are dishing out great food in the City of Joy and finally decided to choose Saffron at The Park simply because…

Hilsa Reinvented , Season 5

Ilish, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad is a species of fish in the herring family and in my humble opinion the undoubted Queen of Fish. For me the Hilsa has no completion that comes close in terms of its unique taste and versatility. And for the last few years Chef Sharad Dewan and his…

6 BALLYGUNGE PLACE

Though I am not a Bengali I absolutely love Kolkata ( I was born here) and I adore Bengali Food. Regretfully its not cooked at home very often so I usually like to head to 6 Ballygunge Place my cravings attack. I recently visited with my family and had a superb dinner there. This place…