Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food. The quintessential Diwali parties have already begun and people are busy merry making and attending to guests. But some of us may feel overwhelmed with all the planning and preparation that may go into making your home party a hit. A simple recipe for success is to make sure that you serve great food that will keep your guests happy and entertained. Good food can easily bring everyone together. To help…

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Sharad Navratri 2017: 13 Best Navratri Deals at Top Restaurants Across Delhi-NCR You Shouldn’t Miss

Sharad Navratri 2017 has kick-started and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. There’s something about this time of the year that makes it more joyful. Durga puja pandals are up and restaurants are trying their best to please their patrons and even those who are fasting during Navratri with interesting menus. In addition to the pujas and offerings made to the deity, devotees also observe the ritualistic Navratri fasts to seek Goddess’ divine blessings. Some devotees fast for all the nine days and while others keep a pair of fasts 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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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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Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines

Years ago, Paris-based filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh recalls taking an Indian friend to a dinner at a French friend’s house. “When the main dish arrived, I turned to him and asked, ‘Is the steak okay for you?’ He smiled and said, ‘Excellent’. A minute later, he muttered from behind his napkin, ‘Rest is fine, it just needs a little chhaunk’” (an Indian mode of tempering to release the flavours of spices). This delightful little anecdote illustrates how differently French and Indians view food. At first look (and taste), the…

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Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. Many bars and restaurants in the area, home to government offices and near the presidential Blue House, have been doing roaring business well into the night when the protests are held every Saturday. The boom is a relief for neighborhood restaurants after a new anti-graft law in September limited the value of meals that could…

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This App Lets You Buy Restaurants’ Leftovers

Food For All is on a mission to reduce food waste in the U.S. The new food ordering service app essentially lets people buy a restaurant’s leftovers in an effort to help restaurants cut back on waste and to keep food from piling up in landfills. Users simply search the app for deals nearby; select the food they want to buy; and then go to the restaurant to pick it up. Food For All is already operating in Boston, where about 30 restaurants have signed up to participate. But this…

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Global Chain Restaurants Are the Future of Food

Every Western city’s food scene seems slowly to be turning into a carbon copy of every other: The same global fast-food chains selling hamburgers and fried chicken with only modest concessions to local tastes. Chains would seem to be the wave of the future. Certainly in the U.S.: A recent report by NPD Group tells us that in the last year, the number of independent restaurants declined by 3 percent, while the number of chains increased by 1 percent. Also globally: Fast-food chains are projected to grow worldwide at a breakneck…

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