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Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize

Come December 10, the 45-member kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall will be buzzing with last-minute preparations. A contingent of 200 servers will serve 1,350 guests trying to best the previous record of fastest serving at the Nobel Banquet – 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Now, we are not quite sure whether 2016’s most controversial Nobel laureate Bob Dylan would be one of those dining or not (given the mystery that has continued ever since the award was announced on October 16), but 10 other laureates with their families, around…

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Savour Indo-British fusion food at Hilton Chennai

A fusion food festival is being hosted at the Ayna restaurant in Hilton Chennai that intends to invite Chennaiites for an Indo-British experience and indulge in the amalgamation of the two. Chef de Cuisine Paul Joe and his team will present classic dishes as well as innovative and popular preparations like desserts and ice creams fused with some British elements. “We haven’t tinkered with the core taste and philosophy of the food. The plating was in the British style — that is, all the items on a single plate and not served…

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How to Make Roomali Roti at Home

For years unknown, different types of rotis have made way to the Indian households so as to enjoy distinct cuisines from different regions across the country. One of the rotis that have a special place in our hearts is Roomali Roti, which has always been one of the best accompaniments with tandoor delicacies. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, but the process of making a Roomali Roti is definitely an art. If you get this art right, you will end up eating one of the best rotis anytime you want. Read on as we…

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Velu Military Hotel: Feast on Chettinad Food at This Iconic Chennai Eatery

If there’s one thing that irks true-blue Nattukottai Chettiars it’s how their cuisine has been misrepresented in restaurants across Chennai and Bengaluru. Chettinad cuisine is not just fiery but is a highly-evolved cuisine where subtle flavours hold the key. Today Chettinad has become synonymous with restaurants that serve spicy non-vegetarian food. Not long ago, such restaurants were branded as Military hotels in Chennai and Bengaluru. While many of Bengaluru’s iconic military hotels have survived, Velu Military hotel is one of the few restaurants that hasn’t shed its ‘military’ suffix in Chennai. Many Chennai historians…

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Eating At The Exact Same Time Every Day Can Help You Lose Weight

If you aren’t one for routine, you may want to rethink your day-to-day approach — especially if you’re prone to eating late dinners after a busy work day or skipping breakfast when you’re running late. According to a new study, an erratic eating schedule could be totally messing with your health. In fact, irregular meals can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Two papers published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society found that adults who consume meals at the same time every day were less…

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How to Grow Okra At Home

Okra, commonly known lady’s finger or Bhindi in India, is a seasonal plant which belongs to the melon family and has beautiful flowers. The vegetable can be cooked and consumed in different ways. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A along with calcium and fiber. It is low in calories containing about 25 to 40 kcal per 100 grams and is mainly made up of water (90%), protein (2%) and carbohydrates (7%). You may have been buying this healthy and versatile green from your nearest grocery…

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