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Food and Drink (9)


Written by Monday, 29 July 2013 13:18



Anniversary menu


Be a part of the celebrations as LikeThatOnly celebrates its first anniversary and introduces a special tasting menu. You can start with caesar’s salad with tempura prawns, smoked clam chowder with lemongrass and chilli, chicken liver pate with raspberry gel and more.


LikeThatOnly, #14/31A- Hagadur Road (Behind Forum Value Mall), Whitefield, till August 3



Lazy brunch


This Sunday head out with your family to a Sunday brunch that offers dishes from Portugal, Orissa and Cambodia. Choose from options like Portuguese punched potato, lok lak, posto bara and more.


Latitude, Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, July 28



Bond over brunch


Celebrate Parents’ Day as you head out to have a meal together this Sunday. Choose form a wide range of cuisines and pair them with your favourite drink. Priced at Rs 1,493 per head.


GAD, #66, Gateway Hotel, Residency Road, July 28

On the tea trail

Written by Friday, 05 July 2013 10:55


That cup of golden cappuccino at the franchise cafe could work wonders on a rainy day, but then, it is passé. Sandra M Fernandes finds tea bars and tea lounges coming up all over town, brewing everything from exotic African tea to desi kullad chai. Go exploring, and choose your cuppa

Where the chefs eat out

Written by Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:51


We go to them for their prized culinary creations, but where do they go when out for a meal? Leading chefs and restaurateurs in the city let Prachi Sibal in on their favourite eat-out joints

Time to warm up

Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:29

Time to warm up

Steaming soups, crisp pakodas, sugary sweet sulaimani chai… some things are just meant to be had during the rains. Prachi Sibal takes you on a trail of monsoon favourites, from the uplifting to the comforting

‘Indian judges are kinder’

Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:05

‘Indian judges are kinder’

What was the MasterChef India experience like?


MasterChef has given me the identity I have always wanted; from being a home cook, I've become a chef. So that's the biggest change. And yes, there are more expectations. People think I know everything, but that's not true. MasterChef wants to create a food revolution in the country.


Do you think it is happening?


Yes. For example, in the present season, there's a lot of fusion cuisine happening. I think it works with a lot of housewives including those who like traditional food. It is a programme for the masses, so people can connect to it. Earlier, if you were to tell someone you wanted to be a chef, they would say, "Khansama banega kya?" But now, every kid on the block wants to be a chef. It's the 'in' thing these days. My younger son, who is in class nine, used to tell me he wanted to become a scientist. Now he says 'I want to become a chef!' So, it is a revolution.


How does MasterChef India compare with its American and Australian versions?


Firstly, I would say our judges were very sweet and kind. If they don't like the dish they can be a little tough, but they don't really make you feel horrified the way Gordon Ramsey and the other chefs do there. In India, the chefs are kind and they even come and give you tips. That said, I'm a big fan of MasterChef Australia. I like it anyway.

Kids in the kitchen

Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:58

Kids in the kitchen

Bangalore’s children are signing up for cookery classes, inspired by the food channels on TV 

You cook, you eat, you pay too

Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:37


A newly opened restaurant in Indiranagar greets you with counters full of raw ingredients and makes you put together your own dishes


Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:44


Now that it’s time for moms (and dads) to get back to packing lunches for the little ones, here are some tasty, wholesome and easy-to-do options by Sandra M Fernandes

Sherbets for summer

Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:44




With its combination of sugar and spice, the sherbet is a time-tested, desi aid to surviving the hot season. Sandra M Fernandes puts together some mouthwatering blends that evoke the old Hyderabadi culture

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