Pinot Meunier vineyards in Vallée de la Marne

Élégance Noire: The world of Pinot Meunier

The Pinot Meunier has always been there, but champagne makers are now giving it that extra little attention and producing styles dedicated to this variety. Text and Images: Antoine Lewis Anyone who knows their sparkling wines will immediately associate the name Pinot Meunier with champagne. Along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it […]

Sashimi

The Flavours Of Japan

Sushi and sashimi may have become synonymous with Japanese cuisine, but their range of culinary extravagance extends far beyond these bite-sized delicacies. LIVING tantalises the tastebuds with takoyaki, ramen, okonomiyaki, tonkatsu, tempura and other gastronomic delights from the East Asian continent. There still may be some confusion over what they are, but […]

Mutton Shawarma Carter's Express, Colaba

A quick meal at Carter’s Express

A popular Bandra restaurant rolls into Colaba Carter’s Express, which opened on 31st December in the space previously occupied by Café Moshe’s, is a branch of the re-branded Carter’s Blue chain, launched by Mezbaan on Carter Road. Mezbaan (popular for its mid-priced Mughlai food, shawarmas and rolls) and Café Coffee […]

Muligapodi Idly at Tanjore by Angie, Colaba

A fiery find: Tanjore by Angie

Tasty South Indian is now neer by At a time when everyone’s opening patisseries, cafes and Japanese restaurants, a new South Indian restaurant is something of an anomaly, especially in a neighbourhood like Colaba where there’s no dearth of Udipi restaurants. There are two Kamats, a Shubh Sagar […]

Bibimbap Heng Bok, Bandra

Dinners at Heng Bok

It was with some trepidation that I went for dinner to Heng Bok, Mumbai’s first Korean-specialty restaurant, last week. The newly opened restaurant is run by the same owners as Kofuku, a very popular Bandra restaurant whose Americanised-pop-Japanese food I’m not too fond of, but which can be great fun and […]

KFC's Chicken Rice Bowl

The Great Indian Melting Pot

As international fast food chains look for ways to grow in India, expect to see more fusion fare on your plastic trays than global grub on the menu by Antoine Lewis It was just terrible. Everything about it was wrong. We ordered it because Pizza Hut is close to the office and would deliver the […]

Sunrise on the greens

Sunrise on the Greens

About two months ago I decided I was going to cut out carbs from my meals as far as possible. I did that reasonably well by happily turning to red and processed meats and fruits. The only problem was that there wasn’t enough fibre in my diet: I […]

Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted Corn Salad

  This is just a simple, no-fuss salad inspired by Esquites, the Mexican street corn salad. We love buying roasted corn off street carts as much as Mexicans, who also not surprisingly, like the salty, tangy flavours we crave so the recipe didn’t need to be adapted much.  I’ve substituted queso fresco, the  mildly sour-salty, […]

Feijoa, Goa Sausage, Pav

Feijoa Sloppy Joe

Feijoa is one of my favourite foods. A Goan one-pot dish of Portuguese origin it’s ridiculously easy to make and can be eaten with either bread or rice. It also usually tastes better the next day. I discovered feijoa quite late in life; if I remember correctly I […]

Steamed Dim Sum India Jones, Trident, Mumbai

Dim Sum lunch at India Jones

Great service, but disappointing dim sum It’s a been a while since I’ve eaten at India Jones. When it first opened I used to pop in quite often, usually joining chefs Manish Nambiar and Anthony Huang for a late lunch  after the kitchen closed. We’d sit at the […]

Bibimbap-style Rice

Bibimbap-style Rice

It’s easy to fall in love with Dolsot Bibimbap. A beautiful, sunny egg yolk crowns the centre of thinly sliced beef and assorted lightly cooked vegetables arranged on a mound of sticky rice, in a heated stone bowl. You quickly mix the egg with the rice and vegetables […]

Dosa

Chewing On India

Could an Indian dish be as universally loved as the burger? Chai latte, vindaloo, chicken tikka masala; Indian food has already found a corner on the international table. But it hasn’t quite achieved the pride of place and immediate recognition that chow mein, burger, pizza or nachos have. There are very few cities in the  world where you won’t find […]

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