The Food of Gods: The Sweet History of Chocolate

Reading about the history of chocolate without giving in to tingling tastebuds and a growing restlessness to hear the unwrapping of a chocolate bar, is about as difficult as not thinking of an elephant precisely when you’re told to not think of an elephant. It requires self- restraint to the point of insanity, especially when…

Rishiki: Pancake from Pakistan

When I was going through the history of pancakes and finding the routes of it, I stumbled upon a book by Sumayya Usmani, Pakistani-born cookery writer, blogger and teacher based in Scotland. Her book Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration From the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea had a recipe of Rishiki which is a…

A 4500 Years Old History and Legacy of Curry

Curry is something which we think of as indigenous to India and Pakistan. But did you know that the English love their curry so much so that they even have National Curry Week? Where did this curry come from? Can we Indians claim that it originated on our land? Every household in India will have…