Category: Food

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan’s beer makers

From beer gardens on the rooftops of department stores to fireworks extravaganzas to quiet, wood-paneled craft breweries, Japanese seem to quaff an awful lot of beer in the summer. But beer consumption has been tanking for five years straight in Japan, as the younger generation shies away from the obligatory after-work drinking that was a […]

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, Cheetos tacos, Mac n’ Cheetos and even Cheetos cheesecake. “I worked hard to incorporate Cheetos into every […]

How walnuts can help control appetite

Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. “We don’t often think about how what we eat impacts the activity […]

Indian cuisine needs to be revived: Chef Ajay Chopra

Chef Ajay Chopra, who has explored forgotten recipes and delicacies from different northern states of India for a new season of food show “Northern Flavours”, feels Indians have started valuing international cuisine over their own. He says it’s imperative to revive the love for Indian food. “When ‘Northern Flavours’ was conceived, the makers of the show […]

Mangoes, peaches, watermelons make the Indian summer bearable: A look at how they came to be so popular

In 1909, the American botanist David Fairchild received a box of seeds and a fruit from one Mr Mustoe of the Archaeological Park of Lahore. The parcel was accompanied by a letter that described the properties of the fruit in question. “The bael tree is common in the greater part of India and its wood […]

Canadian ‘inventor’ of the pineapple-topping ‘Hawaiian’ pizza dies at 83

This year has seen many a debate on pineapple topping on the pizza. From Iceland’s President vehemently saying that the pineapple on pizza should be banned, to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay concurring with the idea. Well, a Canadian man who is widely credited with inventing the pineapple-topped pizza died at the age of 83. According to an […]

Food that tastes so nice, you say it twice: Burma Burma

Myanmar, or erstwhile Burma, is a country shaped by many influences and Burmese food as opposed to its common perception of it being an ineligible straggler in the hierarchy of Asian cuisines is actually a beautiful medley of cultural mix. Influenced by rich flavours from countries such as India, China and Thailand, Burmese cuisine has […]

Hyderabad’s ‘haleem’ a foodies’ delight during Ramadan!

Biryani may be Hyderabad’s signature dish, but the world-famous delicacy takes a back seat during Ramadan! Yes, during the holy month, haleem, a porridge-like dish made of wheat, lentils and meat is all there is on foodies’ minds. Such is the preference for haleem during Ramadan that no other dish even comes close in terms of popularity, […]

Now, gluten-free beer made from teff grains

Scientists have developed gluten-free beer made from teff, a small cereal native to Ethiopia,providing an alternate beverage option to people who are allergic to the protein complex. Researchers from University of Perugia in Italy examined, for the first time, the potential of a variety of teff called Witkop as a raw material for malting and […]

Eating walnuts may help control appetite: Study

Individuals who regularly consume walnuts, salmon and canola oil — rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) — are likely to experience hormonal changes that can control appetite and make them feel less hungry, a study has shown. The study found that consuming a diet high in PUFAs caused a significant decrease in fasting ghrelin — a […]