Mexican Versus Tex-Mex Food: What’s the Difference?

As a student in dank, chilly London, I lived on a (mostly) unvarying diet of cheap fish and chips, and care packages from home. It helped that I lived in what was then, a rather dodgy (and hence cheap) part of London. But once a month, the (metaphorical) skies would clear, and my friend and I would trudge down to glorious Greenwich, which was home to beautiful museums, shops and the sweeping grounds of Greenwich Park. We would walk around the borough, and then settle in for lunch at the…

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Zomato to forgo commission from restaurants on food orders

Restaurant discovery and food ordering platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd, which is in talks to raise fresh capital, said it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering. The move by Zomato comes as the company pushes hard to catch up with arch rival Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd), the largest food ordering platform in India. Zomato also said it is now a “profitable” company. A Zomato spokesperson said the company was…

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Ellenville’s Aroma Thyme Bistro committed to real food

As the first Certified Green Restaurant in upstate New York, Jamie and Marcus Guiliano’s Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville has long emphasized pure ingredients and an innovative and healthful menu. Avoiding the use of butter and heavy dairy products, white flour and refined sugar, chef Marcus Guiliano serves up food that pleases vegans, carnivores and everyone in between. He began his career cooking at various hotels and restaurants: the Depuy Canal House, the Greenbrier, the Broadmoor. He worked for Pierre Koffman at La Tante Claire in Europe. “All this experience…

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Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world and the solution to which according to many nutritionist is to opt for ‘organic baby food’. So, what is organic food and is it really a better alternative? Let’s find out. What is Organic Baby…

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Zomato to forgo commission from restaurants on food orders

Bengaluru: Restaurant discovery and food ordering platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd, which is in talks to raise fresh capital, said it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering. The move by Zomato comes as the company pushes hard to catch up with arch rival Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd), the largest food ordering platform in India. Zomato also said it is now a “profitable” company. A Zomato spokesperson said the company was…

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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

The power outages that followed hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unfortunately a common reality with powerful storms, just as is the fact that the affected people need to eat. Hurricane diets can consist of a lot of processed, prepackaged food, but with a bit of imagination or preparation, hot meals are possible. After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Tara Gatscher and her family returned to their house in Tampa Bay to find that while the house didn’t have any terrible damage, they didn’t have power. During their hurricane preparations they had…

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Batasha, the Sweet Candy That’s the Most Favourite Temple Food

“Religious foods”, as I call them, sweets and savouries that are part of fasting and feasting rituals, are interesting because they often show up histories of ingredients that we may have long forgotten. In a large part of the Indo-gangetic plain, autumn is the season for batashas – simple, aerated sugar confections often thought to resemble meringues, even though no egg white is used to make these. For many of us, these may be fairly commonplace. Temples, gurudwaras and even small altars at home always have them handy to be given out as blessed offerings,…

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out, and they’re increasingly worried as food and water supplies dwindle. In the storm’s aftermath, residents and tourists described a volatile situation with vexing challenges ahead that have forced people to fend for themselves. “You listen to the radio. You call. But nobody comes,” said Leroy Webb, a resident of St. Maarten, which is the Dutch part of the island. The French side of the island is St. Martin. “I…

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‘Food is my drug’: Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha reveals she has an eating disorder

The mum-of-two, 52, has said that she’s always been an emotional eater and will turn to food in the way that some others turn to alcohol when they’re feeling down. Opening up about her struggles, TV chef Nadia told Best magazine: “Some people turn to gin, I turn to food! It’s what I call ’emotional eating’. You can be addicted to anything – alcohol, sex… But people don’t seem to agree that you can be addicted to food. I am happy now, but every day I meditate and exercise – I have…

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