Saltlake Porky Stories – the pork delicacies I live on!

All my childhood I wasn’t aware how pork tastes like! We were one of those orthodox Bengali families who didn’t experiment much with cuisines, eateries or choices of protein. A plethora of Bengali dishes (basically Bangladeshi cuisine) were cooked at my home which I thoroughly enjoyed all my childhood, but pork or beef never used…

Recipe of Posto Chicken, in association with ‘Hamilton Beach’ Professional Juicer Mixer Grinder

People often ask me when did I start cooking! The answer is pretty simple – I never wanted to, but nature conspired and situations became such, I had to cook myself a meal so that I don’t die starving! You know, necessity is the mother of all inventions; it’s nothing different here in my case…

‘Hao Chi’ food festival at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata is a crowd-puller!

I am certain that at least half of my reader population by now knows I am a sucker of Oriental cuisine! And actually, since I am based out of Kolkata, it’s pretty easy for me to pamper my taste buds with these flavors because we have got a plethora of places serving a huge variety…

Ramzan Special (Part 2) – Misconceptions and practical food stories related to Iftar!

I am writing this second part of my Ramzan Special series after a gap of two years, so before moving on you can ask me why this delay? The first part was written in 2017 and back then I knew there is more to talk about this larger than life religious event and its connected…

Konnichiwa Kolkata! – Japanese Food Festival at The Westin (Kolkata)

Kolkatans get their basic nutrition from food, adda and lyad! We have always embraced various cuisines from across the globe with open arms and in last couple of years, the city has seen some Japanese eating houses opening their doors over here (and one has closed down as well), thus developing the palate of the…

Touch of Baisakhi in Kolkata – Baisakhi menu at Saffron, The Park

Mid of April marks Poila Baisakh for Bengalis, Bohag Bihu for Assamese and Baisakhi for Sikhs. Baisakhi is actually a spring harvest festival for Sikhs and it also honors the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors, Guru Gobind Singh founded this Sikh warrior community! Baisakhi is a time to visit Gurdwaras, socialize and celebrate with…

General perception about catering and my experience with La Fiesta!

Last year some very learned person had told me that food critics or food bloggers who cover wedding or any catering events are basically jobless, that person considered blogging for a catering event to be pretty ‘down-market’! Frankly speaking, that’s the mindset of most of the people in our city or in this part of…