Eating for fame: How safe is competitive gluttony?

A West Delhi restaurant recently organised a burger eating contest and announced an irresistible prize for the winner — meals on the house for an entire month for the person who would eat maximum number of burgers. DU student Garv Gupta took up the challenge and won it, but with a scary consequence. Next morning, Gupta noticed blood in his vomit and rushed to the doctor, who found out that he had ruptured the inner lining of his stomach because of gulping down too many chilli burgers. While this seems…

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Ever Wondered How the Potato Chips Was Invented? French Fries Had a Hand

How we love our big bag of potato chips – crispy, crunchy and delightful each time. But did you know your favourite comfort food was an outcome of an accident? Now we all know, food and hospitality business is a hard place to be. Each diner comes in with his own expectations and there are times when chefs fail to deliver. Way back in the year 1853, somewhere in an upscale restaurant in New York, a similar disagreement between a diner and his chef over the thickness of French Fries gave birth…

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How to Make Crisp Tandoori Rotis at Home Without a Tandoor

Rotis make an indispensable part of any Indian household. You would agree, we are all fixated to these round flatbreads and our meals don’t culminate till we have one. Since years unknown Indians have also been quintessentially consuming one of the most popular variety of flatbreads called Tandoori Roti. This roti may not be as fancy as Khamiri or Roomali but is simply cooked in a cylindrical clay oven called tandoor and not our usual tawa. Popular in India, Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tandoori Rotis are typically enjoyed with delectable non-vegetarian dishes. But did you know, you could easily…

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A Titanic moment: how Celine Dion became the fashion icon 2017 needs

Céline Dion: Canadian, excessively enthusiastic, big warbling voice. This much we know. But are you aware that the voice of the 90s has latterly become the poster girl for avant-garde fashion label Vetements? Riding high after her first appearance at the Met Gala this year, to which she wore a deconstructed Versace gown with a higher-than-thigh-high slit, this week Dion has been fraternising with Anna Wintour on the frows in Paris, given the Giambattista Valli’s haute couture show a standing ovation and been photographed naked for US Vogue’s Instagram account.  Chic credentials … Céline…

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How much food does it take to feed a festival?

Festival food. As nice as it would be to sit in the campsite living off Pringles for four days (and no doubt some of you do), this will do little to aid your horrible Friday hangover and general ill-health as you battle to make it to every party of what should be the best weekend of the year. So you amble over to the row of food stalls, all a bit overpriced, all with a silly queue, and you take a moment to wonder if the chips you’ve been craving…

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How to Make Pure Coconut Oil at Home Free of Preservatives and Chemicals

Supermarkets are flooded with innumerable varieties and types of cooking oils, yet to find one that is pure and unadulterated seems to be quite a challenging task. The tradition of making oil at home goes back to a time when our grandmothers would meticulously extract the silky liquid from nuts and seeds or use leftover malai to make real desi ghee at home which was preserved for cooking purposes. Over the years, due to commercialization and the need for convenience, most of us have switched to packaged factory-made refined oils that are often laden with emulsifiers, additives and hydrogenated…

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How to Make Mutton Soft and Tender: 4 Ingenious Ways to Cook Flavoursome Mutton

Someone has rightly quoted, cooking is an art; an art that needs just the correct techniques to get the taste right. A technique can completely make or break a dish. One of the biggest examples of going wrong is while cooking mutton. If you haven’t been able to make mutton soft and tender, you may have missed out on the right technique. You wouldn’t want to serve tough mutton to your guests, would you? Worry not, as we bring you some tips and tricks to make mutton that effortlessly melts in…

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How To Use Pudina (Mint) Leaves For Weight Loss

Mint leaves or commonly known as pudina is one of the widely used aromatic plants. Pudina is not just used for culinary purposes but it is widely known for its innumerable health benefits and medicinal properties. Pudina is being used as one of the chief ingredients even in ayurveda since time immemorial for the preparation of different ayurvedic medications. It might give you that bitter taste but slowly when you consume it for a long period of time you will tend to like the taste. Mint leaves are low in…

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Lifestyle change: “I know what to do, I just need to do it…but how?”

I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in…

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How to choose a career in India

Before starting the blabbering about career I would like to tell you that India is the best country (dare not to disagree). The largest democracy of the world has 41% of the population below the age of 20 years. With such a large young populace, Indian education system is flooded with millions of 12th pass out & graduates every year. These young minds have one question in their mind at the top – How to choose career in India? 7 Steps to Choose Career: For the puzzled Indian youth there…

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