I told myself towards the end of 2017 that I wanted to spend 2018 exploring parts of India that I had not been to before and get an understanding of the food scene there. I am happy to say that I did manage a bit of that this year.
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The Women Behind New Foodie Revolution
By Kalyan Karmakar Publication: The Times of India (Times Life)
Published date: 17th March 2019
Do you ever get the feeling that everyone around you is talking, eating, breathing and, of course, taking pictures of food? Well, you are not wrong. There is no denying that this is The Age of the Foodie, in India; not that food was not important to us before. What is different now is that this obsession has given a fillip to entrepreneurship. And it is the women of India who are at the vanguard of this New Foodie Revolution.Read More
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I first met chef Ranveer Brar when he was the executive chef at the Novotel Hotel, Mumbai, and by when he had already begun hosting popular TV food shows. He told me that he was keen to get a taste of the local food of Mumbai and we went out one evening to eat at Aaswad, the Maharashtrian restaurant in Dadar and then Snack Shack, the Parsi restaurant in Bandra.