THE cake of beliefs


Simnel cake is a light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and eaten during Easter and the period that precedes it.

Return of the Mac


Mac and Cheese is possibly America’s greatest comfort food and in some ways export to the rest of the world, after hotdogs.

Triple the nostalgia


The Triple Schezuan has got to be India’s most famous “Chinese” dish after the plethora of Gobi “Manchuri” and American Chopsuey that we now associate with our childhoods.

Be gentle with crab cakes


Rosti crab cakes

225 gm crab meat, mixed and prepared
150 gm potatoes
1 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Sweet nougats of pleasure


Even as we mostly associate the French with rich, decadent desserts, the nougat is perhaps most synonymous with candy in France.

Bread-time stories


Parmesan Breads

150 gm plain flour
75 gm Parmesan (or similar vegetarian hard cheese), grated
100 gm unsalted butter, softened
1 egg yolk

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.