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Priyanka Chopra eats according to her mood. Photo: Mail Today
Let's take a peek inside Priyanka Chopra's kitchen, shall we?Shveta Jaishankar talks to Priyanka Chopra about her love for food and also picks two recipes from her kitchen.

Food

Chocolate feeds the soul. Picture courtesy: Pinterest
3 chocolate-filled desserts that are guaranteed to make your period blues disappearIndulging in chocolate can make that time of the month much easier.

How to

 These three easy street snacks from across India will satiate every craving you have. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Kelli Eat Food to Glow/WordPress.com/Instagram/i_photophile
3 easy, crunchy street snacks you can munch on at homeWhether it's jhalmuri, bhelpuri or chana zor garam, these snacks are a must-have every evening.

Taste quotient

Sukhadi is a simple, yet rich dish prepared by the Jain community in Gujarat. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Spice up the Curry
This gud (jaggery) delicacy is served as the prasad at a temple in GujaratSukhadi, a simple barfi-like dish, is one of the main attractions at the Mahudi temple in the outskirts of Gandhinagar.

Review

This spread of Parsi wedding food is going to be a party in your mouth.
What do Parsis eat at weddings? This indulgent affairSodaBottleOpenerWala is offering a taste of the delicacies that make every Parsi wedding tick.

Chef speak

Sarah Todd is loving her life in India. Picture courtesy: Instagram/SARAH TODD
Watch: This Aussie chef of MasterChef fame is loving her life in IndiaApart from running a restaurant in Goa, Sarah Todd has been busy falling in love with Indian dishes.

Buzz

Vikas Khanna's magnum opus, Utsav, was just auctioned for Rs 30 lakhs. Picture courtesy: Facebook/Vikas Khanna
World's most expensive cookbook auctioned by Vikas KhannaCan you guess how much this gold-gilded, handcrafted cookbook costs?

For thought

Dish or date? Which one would you go for?
Watch: 7 women talk about the dish they'd prefer over a dateWe asked a few women whether they'd go for a date or a dish. Here's what they had to say.

Taste quotient

These fruit and veggie bouquets might be a better gift than flowers. Photo: Reuters
Fried chicken bouquet is the new gift of love this Valentine's DayFlorists in China and Malaysia are branching out to include veggies, strawberries, and fried chicken in this traditional gift.

Taste quotient

This super-easy chocolate cheesecake is meant to be indulged in on Valentine's Day. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/handletheheat.com
Valentine's Day: 5 reasons chocolate cheesecake is better than a dateBeing single can be quite the blessing, if you have this easy-peasy chocolate cheesecake to rely on.

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Photo: Reuters
This Tokyo bar will ruin your Valentine's Day, one bug at a timeA bar in Japan is taking cooking with insects to a whole new level, and might just ruin your idea of a delicious Valentine's Day.

How to

Ditch the rose bouquet, and go for these rosy dishes this Valentine's Day. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Feasting at Home Sylvia Fountaine
5 rosy dishes that are better than a bouquet this Valentine's DayGift your Valentine these super-easy dishes, and they'll be really impressed with your creativity.

Chef speak

Photo: Mail Today
2 innovative ways to give a makeover to these nostalgic food itemsChef Harangad Singh has two out-of-the-box recipes for the madcap cook in you.

Food

Acclaimed chef Vineet Bhatia at The Roseate House, Delhi (Photo courtesy: Bandeep Singh)
How travel and music inspire India's first Michelin star ChefWith travel and music as twin inspirations, chef Vineet Bhatia's menu is like an orchestra playing a ballad with food as a symphony of taste and texture.

Taste quotient

A model dressed in an outfit made with chocolate presents a creation at the
This chocolate fest in Belgium proves that fashion can be deliciousThe fourth edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair had some of the most mouth-watering delicacies on display--on models.

How to

These gut-healing dishes will help you get over stomach infections. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/EAT SMARTER/detoxdiy.com
4 fermented, gut-healing recipes that you need right nowStomach infections come with every season change, and these recipes will help you fight them better.

Food

These five foods can help you fight depression.
Watch: 5 foods to help you fight depressionFood isn't just about the taste or flavours, but also something that can help you fight major life issues. The chemical composition of certain ingredients makes it quite possible to even keep depression at bay. Citrus fruits are refreshing, and have vitamins and anti-oxidants. Ghee and butter improve brain function, and add flavour. The flavonoids in chocolate create feelings of wellness. Cinnamon gives warmth, thanks to its earthy flavour. The caffeine in coffee helps you feel alert and energetic.Get a good dose of these foods every day to keep depression at bay.

How to

 These naan pizzas are super-easy to rustle up. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/ohsweetbasil.com
5 easy-cheesy naan pizzas you can make at home todayThis fusion treat is super-easy to make, and is bound to be your week-night indulgence.

Buzz

KitKats that look like sushi are on offer in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Sushi-shaped KitKats for Valentine's Day? Yes, Japan just did itNestle Japan recently unveiled these 3-piece sets that will mess with everyone's heads.

Review

Bedmi aloo and puri at The Masala Trail.
This Masala Trail will lead you to all of India's street foodHead to this restaurant in Connaught Place for vegetarian street food from all over India.

Food

The food in Goa.
5 things you can't not eat when vacationing in GoaFirst things first, when in Goa, try and stick to local food, local restaurants and local produce, instead of being your fancy self and opting for only hoity-toity places to eat. If you have to do that, stay in your crowded city. If you do decide to let go and experience Goa the way it is meant to, here are 5 simple things you just cannot afford to miss when vacationing in the beachy state.

Taste quotient

Chor Bizarre is hosting connoisseurs of Ladakhi food. Photo: Mail Today
Chor Bizarre gives foodies a taste of lesser-known flavours from Jammu and KashmirLadakh's royal family and author Neha Prasada whip up a feast at Chor Bizarre that you just shouldn't miss.

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Candies, pretzels, brownies--it doesn't matter what the flavours of the freakshake are, but these toppings are a must. Picture courtesy: Instagram/hellomissmay
9 freakshakes that will make you wish it was summer alreadyThese high-calorie, mega-milkshakes are a food trend you'll all be happy to indulge in.

Buzz

Chef Vikas Khanna just announced that he's working for a doctorate degree. Picture courtesy: Facebook/Vikas Khanna
Have you met Dr Chef Vikas Khanna yet?The versatile chef is all set to get his first doctorate.

Taste quotient

Learn how to enjoy the spiritual side of food with Buddha bowls. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Full of Plants
Easy, yummy, and fun--Buddha bowls will take you to food heavenThese one-bowl meals deliver a wide variety of flavours, textures, and aren't just about eating healthy.

For a cause

The new Energy Cafe at Vidyut Bhawan in Patna has innovative furnishings.
Junked transformers and oil drums find a new lease of life at this cafe in PatnaThe new Energy Cafe at Vidyut Bhawan is recycling things from the junkyard nearby to make innovative furnishings.

How to

This super-easy sweet potato rabdi recipe is a must-have in spring. Picture for representational purpose. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Fa's Kitchen
This sakarkand (sweet potato) rabdi recipe will help you welcome spring in styleAdd this delicious root veggie to rabdi, and you'll get natural sweetness without depending on sugar.

How to

 These amazing chips will give you all the crunch and flavour you need. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/saltedandstyled.com/aspicyperspective.com
7 homemade chips that will make you forget all about potatoes and bananasThere are so many yummy veggies and roots than can double as your best friend when you crave chips.

Taste quotient

This unique kheer is made with oranges, not rice. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/cookingwithsapana.com
Before oranges go out of season, here's a kheer recipe you've got to tryKamala kheer is a traditional Bengali recipe that shows off the taste and flavour of oranges.

Kitchen insider

Photo courtesy: India Today Home
10 must-have gizmos no self-respecting kitchen should do withoutFrom food processors to chimneys, these equipments will make cooking the easiest thing ever.

How to

 Halloween is all about spooky treats, but who can say no to pumpkins today? Picture courtesy: Instagram/mygreatrecipes
This super-easy petha barfi will make your Vasant Panchami golden-yellowIf you've never tried making pumpkin barfi, you should today.

How to

From scrumptious kachoris to sweet halwa, moong dal can help you make a number of dishes. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Tarla Dalal/Cook with Manali
On Vasant Panchami, you can play around with the humble moong dal and get delicious resultsIf you're tired of the same old khichdi, try some of these other golden and yummy recipes.

Buzz

Trump really loves dinner. Photo: Reuters
Here's what Donald Trump eats in a day Donald Trump's diet is a healthy mix of all things unhealthy.

Taste quotient

The dangerously delicious Fugu fish. Picture courtesy: Instagram/leslie.koh
This fish is 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide, and it's a delicacy in JapanIt takes chefs in Japan up to 10 years in training to be able to serve this poisonous pufferfish as a delicious dish.

Buzz

This all-new Oreo-flavoured beer is taking the world by storm. Picture courtesy: Instagram/theveilbrewing
This new beer is an Oreo treat for grown-ups onlyAn American brewery has come up with an Oreo-flavoured beer that will appeal to adults around the world.

Home

Photo courtesy: Rajwant Rawat
ITC Maurya's chef takes us through her favourite room--the kitchenManisha Bhasin gives us a grand tour of the kitchen in her weekend home in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon.

Food

The BBQ chicken wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Here's how you can jazz up your meal on SundayDirty Apron, the dining area of The Pianoman Jazz Club, offers a basic, flavourful Sunday brunch, with lots of scrumptious options.

Drinks

The second edition of the Cocktail Week is in the Capital from February 4 to February 11.
Say cheers! Cocktail Week is coming to DelhiGear up for the second edition of the Cocktail Week, scheduled from February 4 to February 11.

Review

The Saffron and Tellicherry Pepper Risotto packs quite a punch of Mediterranean flavours. Photo: A Ta Maison
Take a trip to France at this private members' club in Delhi Rakshay Dhariwal's A Ta Maison serves up a storm of beautiful dishes from Europe.

How to

Ice cream pakora is really the stuff you dream about. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Jessie Kirwan
6 quirky pakoras that will make winter more enjoyableYou don't need the perfect weather to enjoy these sweet, savoury and crunchy pakoras.

Taste quotient

Innato Tenerife serves food on nude models. Picture courtesy: Twitter/isabelgarcia_em
The menu at this nudist restaurant in Spain is full of aphrodisiacs With food as its main focus, Innato Tenerife stands out in the new trend of naked restaurants.

How to

Eat your way into 2017
Feeling down in the dumps? 3 recipes to elevate your moodRevamp your diet, elevate your mood and test your culinary skills with these easy, delectable gourmet recipes.

Buzz

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is on the Padma Shri Awardees list this year. Picture courtesy: Instagram/sanjeevkapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor to be awarded a Padma Shri for his culinary contributionsThe chef is among the distinguished personalities who will receive India's highest civilian award this year.

How to

Make this Tiranga Barfi, and enjoy Republic Day. Picture for representational purpose. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/jcookingodyssey.com
Delicious Republic: Devour this natural, nutritious, tri-colour barfi at homeYou don't need artificial food colouring in your life when you have the natural goodness of badam, pista and kesar to depend on.

Taste quotient

These two easy, traditional Indian recipes, will help you add sesame to your life. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Maria D'souza/Shwetainthekitchen.com
2 easy recipes that'll make superfood sesame a regular part of your lifeTil is worth its weight in gold for both health freaks and foodies, and you should grab some now.
 
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