• Anthony Bourdain: The Saint Who Sexualised Food

    Anthony Bourdain was a proponent of the gratuitous sexualisation of food long before Instagram came along and added a hashtag before food porn. He extolled the virtues of food with a rhythmic metre that rose in crescendo before collapsing into a post-climactic crumpled heap, just like good sex.

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  • Quiz: Pick Your Dinner and We’ll Tell You Your Favourite Sex Position

    Food and sex go hand in hand. Making love on an empty stomach is like crossing the desert barefoot: You wouldn’t want to do it unless absolutely necessary. What we eat says a lot about who we are. Pick a five-course meal and we’ll tell you your favourite sexual position.

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  • Why Isn’t India Ever on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List?

    When it comes to the hallowed halls of fine dining, we Indians are our own enemy. We are hell bent on demanding nothing but biryani and butter chicken at a restaurant that serves a 12-course modern Indian tasting menu.

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  • food Acidity in the City: A Survivor’s Tale

    Switching cities can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding everyday comfort food. But culinary experimentation and acidity are two sides of the same coin. How do you flip a favourable outcome?

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  • Indigestion The ABC of Bengali Indigestion

    The lives of the big-eyed, gentle-faced, and maach-guzzling Bengalis are marred by a potent shadow of the world’s most deadly dose of ABC – ambol (acidity), bodhojom (indigestion), and constipation. It’s no wonder then, that the easiest way to a Bengali’s appetite is through a strip of Digene.

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  • Restaurant The Restaurant Caste System: Goras are the Brahmins, Stags the Outcast

    Indian restaurants and pubs have their own caste system. Firangs are the Brahmins of the restaurant world, and next in line are Silver Spoons – celebrities from the film industry. All the hospitality is reserved for them. At the bottom of the rung are single, young men, aka the Sad Stag Group.

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  • The Urban Guide to Surviving Just About Anything

    A list of essentials that urban Indians need to survive First World problems and the Armageddon.

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  • Teetotaller Hello Friends, Chai Pi Lo

    Life is not a Quora thread and hence not all teetotallers have grand backstories that involve prisons, arrests, and a dozen deaths. Sometimes our reasons are as simple as we don’t friggin’ like alcohol. So stop urging us to “loosen up and embrace the times”.

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  • buffet A Strategic Guide to Beating a Buffet

    Don’t ruin your appetite by filling up on soup and salad, but don’t be the person with 15 paneer tikkas on your plate either. Here is a bhukkad’s approach to winning every round of man vs food.

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  • chowmein Easy Chowmein Recipe

    Hello friends chowmein kha lo

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  • food Where Does a Non-Foodie Go in a Food-Obsessed Culture?

    What is this food elitism that labels salad-eaters, vegetarians, and gluten-abandoners as perennially uncool? Is it because we can’t go Bourdain-like into the world and nonchalantly eat our way through it even as our digestive systems break down in front of us?

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  • cauliflower Spicy Cauliflower Lollipops Recipe:

    Here's a simple recipe for hot, spicy cauliflower lollipops for a warm evening snack during the rains. Why should non-vegetarians have all the fun?

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  • It’s Time Someone Asked the Million-Dollar Question: Is Lactose Intolerance Just a Fad?

    We seem to have become intolerant to the very foods that used to be household staples – butter, cheese, milk, and rotis! Has something truly changed, or as my mom would say, are we just trying new ways to push up our cool quotient?

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  • pizzamuffins Easy Pizza Muffins Recipe

    Thank God It's Friday! Here's a fun recipe for Pizza Muffins to try over the weekend. Pair it with a beer for two days of cheer.

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  • Hello Friends, Biryani Kha Lo

    Hello friends, biryani kha lo

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  • Purposely Cheesy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

    If you love cheese as much as we do, you're going to fall head over heels for this purposely cheesy grilled cheese sandwich.

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  • “No Onions Please, We’re Brahmins”: A Serving of Caste for Breakfast

    Despite being from a cosmopolitan family, I realised that every day, I was unwittingly consuming our caste on my plate. In the game of kitchen politics, caste is a far more deeply riven divide, than the differences between North and South Indian food.

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  • Hey Gujjus, Who Made You the Food Police of India?

    Gujaratis inherit a penchant for "food terrorism". There were Gujarati kids at school who wouldn’t drink “jhoota” water in case it had been touched by a meat eater. And there was my grandmother who’d remind me that I was Jain every time I’d go for an evening snack.

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  • Save The Plate

    Of all the millennial trends, I find the new phenomenon of not eating on plates, a little hard to digest

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  • Gulaabjaam Gulabjaam: A Marathi Food Film With a Caste Problem

    Maharashtrian cuisine is endlessly diverse. Puneri cuisine is very different from food from Konkan, Vidarbha, or Kolhapur. Within these cuisines, lie the differences of caste and class. But the problem with Sachin Kundalkar’s Gulabjaam is that it doesn’t acknowledge any of this.

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  • HipsterRestaurant When Did We Stop Eating Food and Start Eating Ambience for Dinner?

    Gone are the days of good old steamed idlis and paneer-capsicum pizza. Today restaurants that serve pav bhaji fondue and red velvet dhokla flourish. It doesn’t matter if the food tastes awful. Just like our lives online, it is only important that the food we eat looks great.

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  • The Humans of Sunday Brunch

    Every Sunday, at the stroke of noon, a group of Indians gathers to validate its privilege through Instagram filters of eggs Benedict and mimosa. This breed of people can be classified as snobby Sunday brunch-goers.

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  • Kitchen Bitches and Why I Love Them

    It’s a man’s world inside a professional kitchen, and in order to make a mark, a woman has to learn to become immune to misogyny and remain unfazed by the penis jokes.

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  • The Pretentious Guide to Gourmetfication

    It’s not easy marching to the beat of the extra-virgin, cold-pressed, tea-smoked gourmet drum. But you got to try.

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  • Teabag The New Face of Tea-rorrism

    For those who enjoy a good cup of chai, teabags are like limp, soggy, pathetic parcels of anti-flavour that sink to the bottom of your cup and fester there like a bad memory.

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  • Umeed Par Duniya Kayam Hai #MondayMotivation

    Timing Is Everything.

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  • Boozy French Toast for Daddy

    This Father's Day, throw the Hallmark card away. Nothing says love like boozy French toast, #HappyFathersDay!

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  • mothers How to Answer the Mother of All Questions: “Beta, Khaane Mein Kya Banau?”

    My mum and I are locked in an endless deathmatch: She’ll continue to ask me what I want for the next meal, before rejecting my suggestion outright, accusing me of making “kingly demands”, and serving us lauki for dinner anyway.

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  • Ramzan Fasting and Feasting: Suckers for Religious Gluttony

    The prize for fasting is the feast. Now there are feasts, and there is iftar, a meal so elaborate that it gives other religions #feastinggoals.

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  • A Chronicle of a Culinary Clusterfuck

    One man's rant against restaurants pandering to the masses, dishing out disastrous takes on international delicacies, and how they need to stick to serving food they're good at.

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