Food & Drink

Drinks

Is that beer good or bad? An expert tells us how to identify it.
Good beer vs bad beer: This is how you find outA beer expert explains everything you need to know about the best kind of beer out there.

Food

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This black ice cream is darker than your darkest fearsMentally, emotionally and physically prepare yourselves for black ice cream.

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Patanjali or not, you can make delicious amla juice at home with this easy recipeWhy depend on the likes of Patanjali when you can make delicious amla juice at home with just three ingredients?

Taste quotient

These summer drinks are going to help you survive summer. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Harini Prakash
Your naani made you have these 5 drinks in the summer for a reasonShikanji, Chhaas or Bel ka sharbat--these drinks are the nectars you should rely on during summer.

Food

Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh. Picture courtesy: Mail Today
If you thought Bengali food was just about fish and rice, you need to read thisChef Ashwani Kumar Singh proves there is more to Bengali cuisine than just rice and fish.

Food

The mushroom and cheese dim sums will win your heart and palate over. Picture courtesy: Mail Today
Head to this Delhi restaurant to satiate all your Oriental cravingsThe Feng Shuii in Green Park, Delhi, is a mixed bag of good and not-so-good.

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Vikas Khanna makes it to the Top 10 Chefs In The World listIndian celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has been featured on the list alongside greats like Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.

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From Ash Kulfi to Guava Chilli popsicle, beat the heat with these crazy ice-creamsFive offbeat ice cream flavours around Delhi to beat the summer heat.

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Barbara Lynch is the only chef to make it to the Time's 100 Most Influential People list this year. Picture courtesy: Instagram/barbaralynchbos
Meet the only chef on the World's 100 Most Influential People listBarbara Lynch, the award-winning restaurateur from Boston, is on Time's list along with Ivanka Trump and others.

Taste quotient

Here are a few things Queen Elizabeth II just loves to eat. Picture for representative purpose only. Picture courtesy: Reuters/Pinterest/Torontonicity
3 things Queen Elizabeth just loves to indulge inFrom chocolate to a yummy gin cocktail, the British monarch's choices will make you fall in love with her.

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Old Monk to Sangrias: 7 places in Delhi you need to head to for crazy ice cream flavoursIt's summer, and you need to treat yourself to some of the unique scoops available at these places.

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The food menu aboard the Titanic shows us what class difference really means While the First Class guests dined on the best Edwardian dishes, the Third Class passengers ate porridge and biscuits.

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You may no longer be able to taste Bangkok's world famous street foodBangkok is set to ban street food in the interests of order and hygiene.

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Watch: A beginner's guide to Amritsar food gully Spiritual essence on one hand to vibrant living on the other, Amritsar is known for its rich heritage and culture. But your visit would be incomplete without gorging on those super-delicious delicacies of this state. This video takes you on a tour round your favourite food joints along Amritsar's lanes and by-lanes. Take a look.

For thought

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5 food trends we wish were made in IndiaThese recent trends are so good and obvious that we wonder why Indians didn't think of it first.

How to

This savoury and light custard will be a heavenly treat this summer. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/beta.primal-palate.com
Try this vegetarian mushroom custard to cool your insides this summerLight and baked--this super-easy custard will make your summer heavenly.

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Summer superfoods that will work wonders for youHere are some ingredients that can help you beat the heat.

Review

The Soulful Bowl at Monkey Bar is a Korean preparation. Photo: Mail Today
Here's why you should eat at this 'first date'-worthy venue in DelhiThe new menu at Monkey Bar makes it even more irresistible for lunch and dinner dates.

Taste quotient

Michel Drappier and Master of Wine John Salvi (first two from left) were among the guests of the evening. Photo: Mail Today
Take a peek into this exclusive food and wine pairing dinner hosted in the CapitalLeading experts and masters of wine share their tips on the best of spirits, and the food that goes best with it.

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The Delhi Food Truck Festival is just the food extravaganza you needScrumptious food from more than 50 stalls makes for a great time for the city's foodies.

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This festive sambhar recipe is all you'll want to eat throughout the year. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/aromaticessence.co
This delicious sambhar is all you need to celebrate every mealWholesome and festive, a bowl of sambhar a day can keep you happy all year.

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It is a well-known fact that Bengalis love to eat. Photo courtesy: Instagram/jamesbong03
3 Bengali favourites to help you celebrate a Shubho Nobo BorshoIndulge in these three signature Bengali dishes to celebrate Pohela Boishakh.

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Hilsa will not be a part of Bengali New Year Celebrations this year. Photo: India Today
Hilsa will not be a part of Pohela Boishakh celebrations in DhakaThe Bengali-favourite fish is not on sale in Bangladesh's markets due to the breeding season.

Musings

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Katrina Kaif and Mini Mathur got together to cook, and we can't keep calmKatrina Kaif and Mini Mathur whipped up some delicious coconut pancakes together!

Musings

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Gordon Ramsay is not planning to pass on his fortune to his kids; are Indian parents listening?Chef Gordon Ramsay does not even let his kids travel first class with him. That's parenting done right!

How to

These Mughlai delicacies can be made at home very easily. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/sasi-samayal-kurippu.blogspot.ca/mellownspicy.com
Not satisfied with the 'Mughlai rotis' in Delhi? Try these recipesSheermal and Mughlai paranthas can be made at home very easily. We show you how.

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Would you dare to taste these noodles garnished with insects? Photo: Reuters
We dare you to eat these noodles with fried worms and cricketsThe Japanese might be pushing the envelope with these creepy 'alternative foods', but can the rest of us take it?

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These hacks will help you fix the perfect snacks and meals for the IPL parties you'll host. Picture for representation purpose only. Picture courtesy: Wikipedia/Pinterest/Joscelyn Abreu | Wifemamafoodie
Host the perfect IPL party with these quick-fix-snack tricks Easy to make and assemble, these dinner ideas will help you have a laidback IPL party experience.

Food

Who let the dogs out?
Have you checked out Delhi's first-ever cafe for dogs yet?Every time you step out for a grand meal, don't you feel a tiny bit guilty leaving your best friend behind? Well, Delhi's Puppychino Cafe is here to make you get rid of that guilt, and let your dog dine with you. Check out Delhi's first-ever cafe for dogs--be rest assured, they have food for 'hoomans' too!

How to

These easy kharbooja recipes will make your summer treats fruitier. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/cure-naturali.it/Luci Petlack (Luci's Morsels)
5 kharbooja (musk melon) recipes that will revolutionise your summer You might not love this summer fruit, but you will love the quirky and yummy recipes we have on offer.

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This hotel in Lucknow has a new menu inspired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. Picture for representative purpose. Picture courtesy: Instagram/ssjinternational/lonely_soul_for_life
The menu at this hotel in Lucknow is 'inspired' by Yogi AdityanathThe new menu at SSJ International Hotel is all about vegetarian delicacies in the honour of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

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Chefs Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur reveal things about chef Sanjeev Kapoor no one knewChefs Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapur, Ranveer Brar and others let us in on a few secrets about India's favourite chef.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor has changed the way we cook in India. Photo courtesy: Instagram/theyellowchillibh
On chef Sanjeev Kapoor's birthday today, we're ready to serve some nostalgiaWho remembers the words 'Khana Khazana dekhne waalo ko Sanjeev Kapoor ka pyar bhara namaskar'? Here's why we love the nation's first and most popular celebrity chef.

Food

 The Noida-based eatery, 'A Grill Company', specialises in molecular gastronomy. Seen above is a chef preparing a meal using liquid nitrogen. Photo: Mail Today
A sneak peek into the delicious savouries from a gastronomic paradiseFrom grilled kebabs born amidst fire to palak patta chaat frozen by liquid nitrogen, 'A Grill Company' in Noida offers a wide array of food.

Drinks

Mango and coconut pannacotta. Photo:Mail Today
These yummylicious drinks and desserts are a must-try this summerSoothe your soul this summer with these chilled and innovative preparations.

How to

These easy-peasy banana recipes can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/ohsweetbasil.com
5 sweet things you can whip up with bananas in 15 minutes Cooking with bananas is so easy that you won't want to have them raw ever again.

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.

Buzz

Will Shah Rukh Khan open a restaurant chain? Picture for representative purpose only. Picture courtesy: YouTube
Is Shah Rukh Khan planning to start a chain of restaurants?The Bollywood star recently revealed that he might open up a restaurant chain in the future.

Drinks

This beer infuser will make your summer brighter and cooler.
Now, you can infuse your beer with pretty much any flavour you likeThis product is a beer infuser that helps lend flavour to craft beer even after it has been brewed.

Review

Sublime cocktails paired with outstanding food, that's what PDA is all about. Picture courtesy: Instagram/pda_delhi
A First Kiss at this place can lead to All Sortsa Hanky PankyThis is what happens when Ritu Dalmia's Diva marries Rakshay Dhariwal's PCO.

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These cutlets are non-vegetarian, and totally easy to make. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/indugetscooking.com/Tori
3 non-veg cutlets you can make to celebrate the end of NavratriNow that you're back to eating eggs, fish and chicken, how about something crispy to start munching on?

For thought

Shark fin soup is a dish of cruelty. Picture for representative purpose only. Picture courtesy: deependdining.com
An entire fish species is going extinct because people want to have this soupShark fin soup may be a South East Asian delicacy, but it's causing the earth irreversible damage.

How to

These South Indian rice recipes are tailor-made to suit your summer meals. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Sailu's Food
5 South Indian rice dishes that should be a part of your mealsRice is the staple all South Indian states rely on, and so should you.

Buzz

Here's what Gordon Ramsay has to say about pineapple pizza. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Google.co.uk/southernliving.com
You'll totally relate to Gordon Ramsay's feelings about pineapple pizza toppingsThe celebrity chef didn't hold back when somebody suggested pineapple as a pizza topping during a show.

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Indulge in chocolate with these super delicious dessert recipesChef Deep Mohan Bajaj tells you all you need to know about cooking with chocolate, what ingredients balance it and how to make your dessert perfectly decadent.
 
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