Culinary Chaos: A History of Pani Puri

Walk out onto the street and what can you most easily find in Delhi? Momos and Pani Puri, correct? In my last article, I wrote about the history of momos and shared an amazingly easy recipe. Today I am focusing on the culinary chaos of a crispy hollow ball made of semolina or wheat, mashed…

Blood, Wine, and War: The History of Sangria

Sangria—The word that once meant ‘blood’ is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. This refreshing concoction, usually made of fruit soaked in red wine, is a refreshing summer drink enjoyed around the word. But what are its origins? What is the history of sangria? In order to discover the true history…

How India’s favourite flatbread Roti was born

No meal in India is complete without this quintessential flatbread. But have you ever wondered when and how this meal essential originate? Chapati, phulka, roti – no meal in India is complete without this quintessential flatbread. It’s as much an Indian cuisine table essential as rice. And while North India is known to be particularly…

History of Pancakes: Hot off the Pan

Pancakes. The mere mention makes us drool and crave. They are the epitome of comfort food, an essential part of any Sunday brunch. Pancake is popular all over the world under different names, sizes and flavours, but regardless of what you call them they are essentially flat cakes composed of starchy batter cooked on a…