Dining

Berry special

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My trips to Banaras had nothing to do with food or anything remotely related to it. It was just about experiencing the serenity and spiritual pulse of the place.

Crumbling comfort

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Strawberry and almond crumble

Ingredients

For the filling
500 gm strawberries, hulled
50 gm caster sugar
25 gm ground almonds
4 tsp vanilla extract

Salvage your diet

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With the mercury dropping in some parts of the country, there’s a high chance one likes to indulge in comfort food (read: high calorie, rich food).

More to vermouth than cocktail role

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Vermouths are a deeply underestimated variant of wines that are restricted to only classic cocktails by most bartenders. Found in dry and sweet varieties, vermouths can be flavourful even when consumed alone.

Cakes yule love

Carrot Cake at The Chatter House

As Christmas draws near, city patisseries kick off the fun with cake mixing ceremonies

Aromas of Bengal

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Stepping into Sahara Star’s newly launched Bengali cuisine restaurant, 25 Parganas, was a nostalgic moment for me.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?