Would You Dare To Try The Dancing Squid Dish? This New Japanese Food Trend

What’s your weirdest and most terrifying culinary experience till date? We bet nothing as bizarre as a dead squid coming alive on your plate in the most abnormal way. Unimaginable, right? Japan’s Aomori city restaurants have been serving a dish called Sashimi Bowl or Odori-Don that is topped with a squid; but there is a catch. The dead squid comes alive for a few seconds after pouring some soy sauce on it. An old video of the ‘dancing squid’ has surfaced online and has taken the internet by storm. It…

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An artist’s food-porn illustrations that Instagrammers would be jealous of

While visiting her sister in the UAE almost six years ago, Yasra Khoker was inspired by her niece and nephew. She liked the way they would spend hours after school copying pictures of dishes that appeared on menu leaflets. When Khoker returned to India, she began doing something similar. Trained as an interior designer, Khoker had already been sketching for over 15 years. “Even while growing up in (the) UAE, during family get-togethers, we would sit and sketch and make magazines and select stickers for our drawings,” said the 32-year-old,…

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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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Would You Choose to Eat the Fluffiest Omelette from Japan?

Eggs are an integral part of our diet, they can be cooked in a variety of fun and creative ways and are enjoyed any time of the day, be it lunch, snack-time or breakfast. Eggs also makes for an excellent source of inexpensive and high-quality protein along with other health promoting nutrients important for the body. So, what’s the most creative way you have made an egg? Adding lots of cheese to it, making cloud shaped eggs or perhaps a devilled egg? What you may not have made so far…

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International Chocolate Day: 7 Chocolate Desserts Around the World You Would Love to Devour!

Whether it’s celebrating Valentine’s Day, dealing with a breakup, satisfying sweet cravings or looking for a gifting option, there’s nothing better than chocolates! That’s how chocolate plays a key role in our lives. It comforts us and brings people closer, even if it means fighting for that last bite of the chocolate bar. No wonder it is the world’s favourite decadence. Not just this, cocoa present in chocolate is known to have health benefits too. United States of America observes International Chocolate Day today as it celebrates the importance of the…

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Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017: 5 Kinds of Siblings and Desserts They Would Love

Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017! The bond between siblings is one that is special and ought to be celebrated. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival which brings forth the brother-sister love, and is celebrated with much fervour throughout the country. This is the time when you will find the whole family coming together to worship the Almighty, as well as cherish the bond they share with each other. And no festival in India is complete without accompanying it with an array of delicious treats. Raksha Bandhan too is a sweet affair with…

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Chefs on food they would like menus to be free of

I’d like to be able to remove basa fish and garlic bread from my menus. They are both overrated and overused, and restaurants can afford to make much better dishes with much more exciting ingredients. Chef Manu Chandra,  Executive Chef and Partner, Monkey Bar and The Fatty Bao. Though I realise this will annoy a lot of north Indians, I wish we could remove paneerfrom our menus. It’s not south Indian and the only reason it’s present in our thalis is because Delhi people ask for it so often Arun Kumar, Executive Chef, Zambar restaurants I would…

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11 Ingenious Grilling Hacks for Indian Tikkas You Would Want to Know

Monsoons not only bring respite from the sweltering heat, but also give us the perfect weather to enjoy some sinful food. It’s an ideal weather to dig into some hot-off-the-barbecue grilled items . The smoky flavor and charred texture can easily get you addicted. Celebrity Chef Sadaf Hussain, Contestant of MasterChef India 2016, tells us that we must thank Babur for his fear of choking which probably lead to the creation of tikkas. He was so afraid of choking on the big pieces of chicken that he ordered his Punjabi cooks…

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Improved Vaccination Rates Would Fall Victim to Senate Health Cuts

Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would risk eroding national health in one little-discussed way, according to medical experts: It would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu. Former Pres. Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires new health insurance plans to cover federally recommended vaccines for adults and children, without making patients share the costs through co-pays or deductibles—a “first dollar” coverage mandate meant to help Americans overcome the financial obstacle…

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14 Indian Pancakes (Desi Pancakes) We Are Sure You Would Love to Devour

Talk about pancakes, all you can think of those crepes loaded with rich, creamy sauces and syrups. Pancakes are thin, flat, round bread-like delights especially eaten during breakfast or evening as tea time snacks. Come to think of it, India has innumerable varieties of pancakes spread across different regions in the country. Considering our special love for them, we list some of the most exquisite Indian pancakes that you would hate to miss out on. Read on! 1. Besan ka Cheela Besan ka Cheela or Besan Chilla is one of the most popular…

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