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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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Avocado extract in food may prevent bacterial illness

The researchers found that the extracts from avocado seeds could be effective in controlling microbes that cause Listeria, a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. In the study, the researchers from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico compared enriched acetogenin extract (EAE) from avocado seeds with two name-brand synthetic antimicrobials. They found that the EAE presented similar listeria-properties and chemical profiles to the synthetic antimicrobials. The EAE was effective at 37 degrees celsius and at a refrigeration temperature of four…

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Say Hello to the Newest Food Trend in Delhi – Ice-Cream Tacos!

Ice creams are a delight and a recent development in the ice cream world is something you wouldn’t have imagined, ever. We’re talking about the ice-cream tacos! So, you’re served taco-shaped waffle cones filled with your favourite flavour of ice cream and some nuts to make it look gorgeous. Interesting, isn’t it? Well, all you sweet lovers have a new excuse to enjoy ice-cream. While roll up ice-creams and gigantic sundaes are trending worldwide, Delhi has a new obsession. An ice-cream parlour called Fumo Creams has introduced a range of unique ice-cream tacos with…

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From a Street Food to an Exotic Dish: The Interesting Tale of Sushi

A night out at the most exquisite fine dining restaurants in the city, we are always compelled to order a portion of sushi. With a multitude of options available, one or the other kind always manages to occupy a place on the table. These rice rolls are not only healthy; they are scrumptious and addictive too. The popularity stems from the fact that it is a simple dish with raw seafood and rice, yet manages to attract so much attention. Photo Credit: The Leela Mumbai The inception Did you know that sushi was…

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International Raw Food Day 2017: 9 Everyday Foods That Are Healthier When Eaten Raw

The International Raw Food Day, celebrated every year on 11th July, is for everyone to learn more about the concept of raw food and adopt a healthy lifestyle. A lot of people, around the world, ‘Go Raw for a Day’, eating freshly prepared raw meals to encourage people to include more fresh and raw foods in their daily meals. A part of this philosophy is derived from the principles of the Paleolithic diet which is believed to have been followed by our ancestors. It mainly consists of foods that were procured through hunting and…

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Beyond Momos: The Flavourful Guide to Ladakh Food (Ladakhi Cuisine)

The northernmost corner of the country, Leh Ladakh is one of the places that is on everyone’s road trip bucket list. Several movies have been shot in the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh amidst the clear blue skies, in spite of this region being so difficult to access and geographically isolated. We’re all familiar with the place, but we’re left wondering when someone asks us about Ladakhi food. A majority of people think Ladakhi cuisine is all about momos and noodle soups, but in reality, it is so much more. At a Ladakh food festival…

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