After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

The two massive earthquakes that devastated Mexico in September left thousands of people homeless and drove up food costs in many of the affected areas. Even before the disaster, many Mexicans were already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. The Mexican peso hit an all-time low this year, in part because of trade threats from President Donald Trump. And now the earthquakes have made it even harder for low-income Mexicans to make ends meet. In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, by early October federal disaster relief has started…

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How Food Motivated a Prison Escape and a Recovery From PTSD

Obviously, people do need food to survive. But we can, in some circumstances, stay alive for over an entire month without eating a single bite. Mahatma Gandhi once fasted for 21 days during one of 17 fasts that he undertook as part of his philosophy of Ahimsa, or non-violent protest. In contrast, the longest a person can survive sans water is much shorter, at a mere 8 to 10 days, and they would likely faint from dehydration multiple times within that time span. But while people may crave a glass of water when…

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Zomato to now offer ‘complementary’ food and drinks to its customers

Online restaurant discovering portal and food ordering app Zomato launched its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme on Wednesday. The new scheme is a paid subscription-based service, which will offer Zomato customers an access to complimentary food and drinks at over 1,200 top-rated restaurant partners once they place an order. The service – launched in the UAE and Portugal earlier this year – will be available at an inaugural price of Rs 299 (3-months) and Rs 999 (12-months). “We are super excited to bring Zomato Gold to India, and are sure our users, as…

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Tofu Versus Paneer: Which One Would You Pick?

For years, paneer (cottage cheese) has grabbed all the attention as far as vegetarians are concerned. In recent years though, some of this spotlight has shifted to Tofu or Soy paneer which has started to show up on restaurant menus steadily. Paneer is fresh cheese made with cow or goat milk and used frequently in numerous Indian dishes. Tofu, on the other hand, is obtained from soybean milk. Both are exceptional sources of protein, calcium and iron content, all essential for a healthy body. Tofu is a vegan product considering it is not…

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10 Ingenious Tips To Make the Perfect Sarson Da Saag This Winter

Winter is here and so is the season of green vegetables; groceries are flooding with beautiful winter greens including bathua, cholai, sarso, methi and palakand we couldn’t be more excited. As we embrace the chilly winter, Punjabi special Sarso da Saag (Sarso ka Saag) lathered with a dollop of white butter along with Makke ki Roti will be our go-to meal during this time. Not only is this a healthy meal, but also makes for an ultimate winter comfort food. Sarson ka Saag is not an easy dish to prepare considering it takes lot of…

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Crackers Have Hole?

Crackers are one of our most loved snacks that people like to enjoy in the evening with a hot cup of tea or even at a dinner party with a zingy dip. Crackers are baked foods basically made with refined flour and sometimes multigrain flour and can be eaten on their own or flavored with cheese, seasonings and herbs. It is believed that the idea of crackers emerged back in 1792 by John Pearson when he wanted to make a kind of bread which would last longer, but it was in 1801 that it was…

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Kolahpuri Thali: A Mouth-Watering Assortment of Veggies, Meat and Fish You Cannot Miss!

The brave warriors, mighty kingdoms and the many architectural and cultural marvels, Maharashtra’s pride Kolahpur stands tall and proud in the making of India’s most glorious history. As it is the case with every historical state in the country, Kolahpur too boasts of its own rich culinary gems that have caught the fancy of many food lovers from both home and abroad, across centuries. And, if you want a tryst of the true deal, you must try the robust and flavoursome Kolahpuri Thali. A Kolahpuri thali can be easily found in…

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Paneer Ki Kheer- How to Make This Delicious Dessert at Home

There are a variety of desserts that are a part of Indian cuisine but kheer, whether it is made with chawal (rice), sabudana (sago), sewaiyanor sooji, surely has to be amongst the most popular desserts that come out of any Indian Kitchen. No occasion is complete without a serving of kheer; from Navratri to Eid, Dussehra and Diwali, this dish is truly loved my millions. Paneer ki kheer, is more variant of this dish and is very easy to make. It contains no rice or sooji and instead made with crumbled paneer. The distinctive and pleasing taste of just 3 ingredients paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese), milkand dry fruits),…

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Instant Dosa Recipe: Enjoy Instant Dosa in 30 minutes

Paper-thin and perfectly crisp dosas have gone from being a breakfast staple of the south to being one of the most loved dishes all across the subcontinent. These wafer-like crepes loaded with flavouful masalas,served with sambar and coconut chutney are delicious to taste but the thought of preparing the same on a busy morning may want you to put the idea aside. This is mainly because the process of making the batter and keeping it overnight can be a time-taking one. One needs to plan ahead and a sudden desire to eat this South…

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Chapli Kebab: The Flat Minced Meat Marvel Is An Explosion of Flavours You Must Not Miss

A piping hot Roomali roti or paratha, paired with tender and moist kebabs accompanied with freshly cut onions and green chillies, that’s how a typical ‘nashta’ in every third Peshawari and Awadhi household looked like many years ago.  The decadent and wholesome ‘nashtas’ may have made way for slightly healthier breakfast options in the recent past but that has, in no way, affected the popularity of these smoky and succulent wonders in the subcontinent. Kebabs have had their own journey worthy of being told and savoured over generations; one such tale has been…

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