A Lazy Lemon Tart

Dear Foodies & Friends, A lot of my recipes involve a little trip down memory lane and this one is no different. During the holidays when I was younger, we would head over to Washington D.C to visit my cousin. These were sight-seeing trips, so every day we’d have an itinerary planned, to visit The…

A Slice of Apple Pie

Sometimes I wish I could take my favourite memories, experiences, feelings and just bottle them up. I’d visit them whenever I want, like a pensieve of sorts (forever a Harry Potter fan). One of the wonderful recollections I’d include in this fantasy bottle of mine would be Christmas morning in Ohio. Every year I’d wake…

Ratatouille with Fresh, Clean, Well-Seasoned Perspective

Dear Foodies & Friends, I fell in love with Disney Pixar’s film Ratatouille the first time I saw it. It was quaint, and artistic; a passionate celebration of food and France. I was one of those little kids who had imaginary friends and tea parties. Silly I know, but it gave me comfort. In my…

Easy Peasy Lemon (Drizzle Cake) Squeezy

Our old home in Bangalore was nestled in the middle of an unfriendly, barren and desolate land. There was nothing for miles, except the odd liqueur shop, meat stalls, and gloomy cyber cafes. Yet somehow in the midst of this misery, my brother and I grew up in an artist’s paradise. The house was uniquely…

Take Me Back to Beaches, Sunsets & Curry

Dear Foodies & Friends, One of the things I crave most when I’m a gazillion miles away from home is a big bowl of rice with some spicy, tangy Kerala prawn curry. It’s absolutely deliiiicious and takes me right back to my happy place- sun-drenched beaches and endless, glistening waters. My sisters and I have…

Pommes et Concombres

Dear Foodies & Friends, There’s something about the French language that makes everything sound beautiful. I have a fascination with all things French, but we’ll leave that for another day. This dessert is centered around apples and cucumbers and was inspired by Elena Duggan’s dish Cool as a Cucumber, made during season 8 of Masterchef…

Spaghetti & Shrimp in a Tomato and White Wine Sauce

There’s nothing like a big steaming bowl of pasta to lift up your spirits on a boorish day. It’s what I love most about Italian food- simple ingredients create rich, robust flavours. Every time I make the sauce for this recipe, I feel warm and fuzzy inside. For those thirty odd minutes, life is in…

My Kettle Dinner Escapades

Dear foodies & friends, I’m finally home for the summer, and it feels fantastic! After the chaos of the last two weeks what with exams and packing, there’s nothing like unwinding in your own room, by the balcony, with a steaming cup of tea. Whenever you want it. Pure bliss. And have I mentioned just…