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Ramadan Special 2017: Delhi’s Top 11 Ramadan Food Eateries That You Must Visit

“There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the sound box is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you….” -Jelaluddin Rumi Come Ramadan and the madness at the galis of Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid multiply tenfold. Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the IslamicCalendar, and…

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Karnataka Bhawan (Karnataka Food Centre): From Maharaja Thali to Bisibele Bath

The perks of living in the capital city is that whenever the urge to try different regional Indian cuisines kicks in, you can just head to one of the State Bhawan canteens or restaurants and enjoy a hearty meal. They are among the best places to savour traditional dishes and learn a great deal about the various regional cuisines. So after a ‘fulfilling’ experience at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Bhawan Canteen (read here), which is considered as a food institution in Delhi, the following weekend we headed to the…

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Maharashtra Bans Junk Food in School Canteens to Curb Obesity

The Maharashtra state government has imposed a ban on the sale of ‘High in Fat, Salt and Sugar’ (HFSS) food at school canteens across the state. With the rise of obesity cases among children, a measure such as this is crucial to curb the health issue and encourage kids to eat nutritious meals. The Government Resolution (GR) listed 12 categories of foods that cannot be sold in the school premises and it included items like potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizza, burger, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc. The GR…

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10 Best French Food Recipes

Talk about fine dining, and you almost immediately start picturing popular French dishes such as Cheese SoufflĂ©, Duck a l’Orange or Tarte Tatin and Mille-Feuille plated beautifully, like pieces of art. Gastronomy as we know it today has stemmed from French cooking. But set aside the glitz and glamour, and you will discover that it is also a cuisine which celebrates ingredients for their true flavours, and culinary techniques that have the capability of creating magic on the plate. French food needs no introduction. For any aspiring cook, it is…

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Harmful Food Additives: Chocolates and Chewing Gums May Harm Your Intestines

No matter a kid or an adult, who doesn’t like candies? A quick sugar dose to lighten the mood, they come in so many options. But regardless of that, these chocolates, caramel sweets, flavoured gum and sour bombs have been rotting our teeth for a while now. While we are aware of their harmful side effects, it seems tough to give them up yet. Despite the enormous sugar content, there is another risk attached with munching candies and chewing gums. Along with tooth decay, chocolates and chewing gums may harm…

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Sodas, Pizzas and Other Junk Food May Put Kids at Liver Disease Risk

Junk food is deliciously addictive, there’s no denying that fact. Munching on wafers, masala snacks, toffees and candies could make you happy, but don’t just fall for the taste trap. They contain nothing but empty calories, and can cause harm to your health. The shocking truth is also that these junk food come laced with artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and what not that you can’t be certain of what you are putting into your mouth. Foods like pizzas and burgers do contain veggies, meat and other nutritious ingredients but try…

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