The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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London’s Victorian era pottery find unearths tale of how Indian food became popular in Britain

The crossrail project workers in London recently dug out an unusual collection of archaeological remains. Consisting more that 13,000 condiment and jam jars from the 19th century, the discovery is said to provide new insights into the history of British food, especially the external influences on it. As per the Museum of London Archaeology, this is the largest collection of pottery discovered from a single archaeological site in London. The site of the archaeological find was previously occupied by the Victorian era food manufacturing company Crosse and Blackwell. The company…

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Republicans: you have to pass our health care plan to find out what’s in it

The most ill-advised remark of the fight to pass Obamacare arguably came from then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy,” she said. That “fog of controversy” bit — which is usually dropped from recitations of Pelosi’s quote — reveals what she was actually saying, which was that once the fight over the law’s passage died down, the American people would find there was quite a lot to like in it. But Republicans…

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Worried if your toddler is allergic to peanuts? Here’s how you can find out

Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them. A recent study that offers guidance on this topic will definitely help out parents without going “nuts.” “The first step is determining if your child is at high-risk for peanut allergy,” says Amal Assa’ad. “Before introducing peanut-containing foods to a high-risk infant, the infant should be seen by their primary health care provider who will determine if referral to an allergist for testing and/or in-office introduction is needed.” According to…

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