Learn The Art Of Making Biryani With These 4 Easy Steps

Biryani is one of the most loved delicacies not just in India but across the globe. It is said that, biryani was first brought by Mughals in north India, whereas in south India it was introduced by the Arabs. Thereafter, India witnessed many different versions of biryani – including Hyderabadi biryani, Keema biryani, Awadhi mutton biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Chicken biryani, Fish biryani – all with their own unique taste and flavour. Biryani is a complete meal in itself, apt to suit all occasions, whether you are looking for a lazy Sunday afternoon or grand indulgence at the dinner table. For making a perfect, lip-smacking biryani, you…

Read More

The Art of Dum Cooking

Whenever the thought of biryani crosses the mind, a word that is almost instantly linked with it is ‘dum’. Dum Biryani is a favourite, which is a one-pot dish of aromatic spices and delightful flavours – a result from slow cooking the ingredients in a sealed, heavy bottomed vessel for hours or even overnight in certain cases. The slow cooking works like magic to beautifully infuse the flavours from the various spices and herbs and make the meat unbelievably tender. This style of cooking, traditionally known as dum pukht, is of course not just…

Read More

Is Fashion Performance Art?

The heroine was Mary Poppins. And although London’s Victorian age pearly kings and queens are somewhere between art and theatre, that intersection of the two elements was the point of creating these elegantly tailored jackets decorated with buttons. They were displayed in Rome at the Accademia Costume & Moda – a rare school that melds designing for the performing arts with fashion. Since haute couture – and all high-end design – switched from primarily serving clients to showcasing creative concepts, there have been earnest discussions about fashion as art. It started…

Read More

Is Fashion Performing Art?

  The heroine was Mary Poppins. And although London’s Victorian age pearly kings and queens are somewhere between art and theatre, that intersection of the two elements was the point of creating these elegantly tailored jackets decorated with buttons. They were displayed in Rome at the Accademia Costume & Moda – a rare school that melds designing for the performing arts with fashion. Since haute couture – and all high-end design – switched from primarily serving clients to showcasing creative concepts, there have been earnest discussions about fashion as art. It…

Read More

‘Fashionista’ exhibition explores the art of fashion

RACINE — Vintage fashion, from the classically elegant styles of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn to those with a 1980s vibe, is the inspiration for an art exhibition opening Friday at the Racine Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 409 Sixth St. “Fashionista: Fashion as Art & Art as Fashion” features the work of local artists Kelly Witte and Samira Gdisis, who share a fondness for vintage fashion and imagery. Together they have created a collection of artwork that explores that interest in media ranging from linoleum-relief prints and drawings to full-sized,…

Read More

Nail art designs you must try out

  When it comes to beauty trends, nail art is in vogue nowadays. From shattered nails to metallic nails, the evolution of nail trend has come a long way from a basic-polish manicure. And suiting your personality or even mood, you can actually experiment a lot with different nails arts. So, it’s safe to say that the nail-art design you sport speak volumes about your personality while jazzing up your look. Depending on your personal style, whether you like to experiment with something chic and bold, go metallic, try something…

Read More

London’s Art And Fashion Afternoon Teas for 2017

Most hotels in London offer afternoon tea as do many restaurants and cafes. For something different, it’s fun to try a themed afternoon tea and what better subjects than art and fashion. The Rosewood London, near Holborn station, has just launched an “art” tea created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins. In Knightsbridge, the Berkeley Hotel ties in with the new fashion season to offer its popular Prêt-à-Portea “fashion” tea. Rosewood London’s afternoon tea includes the traditional items of crustless sandwiches with various fillings; smoked salmon, ham and Comté cheese, coronation chicken, avocado and tomatoes and egg salad,…

Read More

Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way. That artist is named Joshua Budich and on January 27, he’s opening Fictional Food 2, an art show focusing on your favorite food moments from TV and movies. Here are just a few of our…

Read More

Arts Council of Wales: Health budget should fund art therapies

Some arts activities should be funded from the Welsh Government’s health budget, according to the new chairman of the Arts Council of Wales. Phil George said the benefits of the arts to people’s well-being needed to be grasped by ministers. He said work was already being done in this area, but further investment would bring long-term health benefits. The Welsh Government said it was “open to further discussions” about more use of creative arts therapies. Mr George told BBC Wales an “extraordinary, rich vein of practice” involving arts and healthcare…

Read More

Inked body art takes center stage at London Tattoo Convention

Body artwork took center stage at the International London Tattoo Convention on Friday, where fans displayed all sorts of colorful and intricate inked creations. More than 400 international tattoo artists will be practicing their skills in public during the three-day event, which also features entertainers and rock bands taking to the stage. Organizers expect some 20,000 people to visit the convention. [Source:-Reuters]

Read More