Sourish Bhattacharyya

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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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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.

LIFE

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This new restaurant in CP is bringing Goa vibes to Delhi

With its trippy interiors, make-believe beach and heavenly food, AD Singh's Lady Baga recreates the famed Goan beach shack.

LIFE

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The sumptuous tale behind Delhi's iconic Chor Bizarre

Rohit Khattar decided to open a restaurant with a strong Kashmiri wazwan component for Delhiā€™s butter chicken-overloaded palate.

ART & CULTURE

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Banarasi food is a testament to Ganga-Jamuni culture

The world's oldest continually lived-in city had a tradition of Muslim dewans serving its maharajas.

LIFE

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What a visit to Kolkata taught me about chemical-free agriculture

Traditional farmers are repositories of ancient wisdom that has helped agriculture remain sustainable over the centuries.

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Princess diaries: Savouring Sassicaia was more than sipping vintage Italian wine

Priscilla Incisa Della Rochetta made it doubly special with her innate simplicity that masked the depth of her knowledge.

LIFE

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Why this Italian chef from Bihar is going places

Bella Cucina's Amit Kumar has never been to Italy, yet he has put together a sumptuous menu after two years of research.