Sourish Bhattacharyya

OPEN TO OPINION

Fortune Cookie

The writer is a columnist for Mail Today, blogger at Indian Restaurant Spy and a founder member of the Delhi Gourmet Club.

LIFE

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How FSSAI has transformed itself in promoting safe food culture

The most important step is the rollout of a nationwide plan to train street food vendors.

LIFE

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The rich and delectable story of curry (and how it travelled)

It has outlasted the Portuguese, who brought chillies to India, and the British, who took 'curry' wherever they went, from London to Tokyo.

LIFE

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A restaurant in Delhi where every ingredient tells a story

AnnaMaya, at the Hyatt Andaz, is a destination for discerning diners who also like to celebrate Indian produce

LIFE

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Discovering Iranian cuisine in Delhi with a '90s Indipop star

The Iranian and Parsi culinary traditions are completely different.

POLITICS

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Highway liquor ban: Drunk driving is an excuse, real problem is government

Driving under the influence of alcohol is responsible for just 3.3% of road accidents.

POLITICS

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SC's highway liquor ban is disastrous. Will kill hospitality sector, hit one million jobs

The learned judges have ignored one of the original intentions behind building the national and state highways,

LIFE

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What you can learn at a French food festival about 'gastro diplomacy'

Food brings people closer in a discordant universe.

LIFE

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How Delhi restaurants are serving India's biodiversity on a plate

We have for centuries been practising what the standard-bearers of the organic food movement in the West have been propagating.

LIFE

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Discovering secret recipes from the royal kitchens of Nawabs

'Dining with the Nawabs' owes its richness to the travels undertaken by Meera Ali and Karam Puri to parts of India and Pakistan we scarcely knew about.

LIFE

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Standalone restaurants are raising the bar in Delhi

The most talented chefs are abandoning their hierarchical kitchens to give their creativity a platform and their careers a boost.