When I began to write this post about Mosque Road, I found it a little difficult to put into words how I feel about street food, and especially the people selling it. So I took a little help from Anthony Bourdain.
“I think of [street food] as the antidote to fast food; it’s the clear alternative to the king, the clown and the colonel. It’s faster, and chances are it’s healthier than something at a traditional fast food restaurant. I would much rather give my money to a neighbor or an individual than to a gigantic corporation that owns half the world. Maybe it’s naïve of me, but I prefer food made by an identifiable human that’s actually cooking.”
And maybe that’s half the charm of street food, the people behind it. While waiting for our Pahadi Ghosh at one of the stalls, we got talking to the man behind the meat- who was here from Shimoga. When he saw my camera, he asked me to wait for five minutes- and then made sure I got the perfect clip of him grilling our meet, complete with a mini fire show.
This cheesecake is a wonder recipe. Every time I’ve made it, people end up thinking I’m a masterchef. Little do they know that the only thing you need to know to make this cheesecake is how to use a blender. This cheesecake is classic Nigella- painfully easy, but ridiculously indulgent. And when I read the recipe on her site for the first time, I knew I had to try it.
There are few things quite as wonderful as an all-day breakfast. The delight of being utterly confused by a plethora of choices when it comes to ordering eggs is unparalleled.
On a friend’s recommendation I tried out the breakfast at Red Fork Cafe in Indiranagar. What followed was what I can only describe as guiltless gluttony.
Hello again! So the reason I’ve been MIA is that I’ve been studying for the (dreaded) GMAT. The last couple of weeks have been full of intense studying, and well, my blog has been conveniently forgotten :/ But not for long!
When I study, I am constantly eating, especially dessert. But since I don’t have the time nor the inclination to bake anything, I make do with a spoonful of nutella or some peanuts and jaggery. Off late I’ve been eating peanut butter and chocolate chips ( a make shift peanut butter cup!) So for my next post I decided to do something with peanut butter and chocolate and found this recipe for some super peanut butter & snickers cookies.
When it comes to Valentines Day, I’m pretty neutral– I don’t have the sudden urge to watch multi starcast romantic comedies, nor do I rant about the commercialization of the day while imagining cupid’s head on the bulls eye of a dartboard. But I saw this on Pinterest the other day as a Valentines Day card, and I thought to myself what better way to celebrate the Day of Love than with the one thing that I will always love- cake!
And red being the colour of the season, there was but one obvious choice- Red Velvet!
A few weeks ago I found out that February 5th is World Nutella Day— celebration of this holiday should be made mandatory everywhere!
I’d been eyeing this cake for a while and couldn’t think of a better occasion to try it out!
Last week, while making cheesecake, I made too much of the biscuit base ( read about it here) which left me with twice the amount of base I needed. I put the extra away in my fridge, and discovered it a few days later, and this just so happened to coincide with an intense chocolate craving that I was having.
I found some dark chocolate at home, and some regular Amul cream, and voila- a chocolate tart to satisfy my cravings!