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Welcome to my blog. This isn’t your usual recipe blog. Here at The Gourmet Glutton, we talk about anything and everything about food, from the classics to the latest trends, from biryani to croquembouche. So join in, and Bon Apetit!

The CR Park Saga

I’ve been writing food articles for over two years now, and I’ve realised that my articles usually fall into two categories. The first type is an expression of the nerd in me, trying to craft meticulously edited articles with extensive internet research tied together into a clear narrative, then edited and re-edited until the day…

The Pud Thickens (Part 3)

The Old and the New We’ve reached the final part of this interesting trilogy, a survey of thickening methods using five “puddings” as our guide. We’ve explored the phirni, the panna cotta and an array of baked custards. This time, we will look at two more desserts, one very old and another relatively new, which…

The Pud Thickens (Part 2)

The Custard Continuum Last time, we explored the role of starches and gelatin as thickening agents, primarily in the context of dessert. This week, we will focus on the egg. We’ve already talked about eggs in some detail in our Eggs 101 series. This time though, the focus will be on its role in custard…

The Pud Thickens (Part 1)

Starches and Gels There are a number of ways to thicken a sauce, soup or curry. Thickening helps intensify flavour and provide a better texture; a creamy clam chowder is definitely much more appealing than a watery bowl with bits of seafood floating in it. There are a number of possible thickening agents the resourceful…

The Breath of the Wok

The wok is perhaps the most important kitchen equipment in Chinese cuisine. It is incredibly versatile and can be used for a myriad of applications, the most common of which has to the stir-fry. Stir-frying is almost alchemic; using high temperatures and precise techniques, the expert Chinese cook can whip up dishes in literally seconds….

The Miracles of Milk

Milk. The fluid that nourishes all mammals through infancy, and defines our position in the animal kingdom. It is packed full of nutrients, and is an essential part of a healthy diet. The 90s have really driven home the nutritious benefit of the glass of milk, from the super-catchy Amul ad jingle to that unforgettable…

La Dolce Vita

Italian Food 101 (Part 7) We’ve reached the final part of our Italian odyssey, where we end on a sweet note, talking about treats like gelatos and panna cotta, and finally wrap things up by talking about the importance of traditionalism in this fact-paced world of rapid change, innovation and fusion. Click on the link…

From Savoury to Sweet

Italian Food 101 (Part 6) We’re almost near the end of our journey, at that momentous point where we shift from the savoury domain to the realm of dessert. This week, we discuss Italian mains beyond heavy meat dishes, from veggies to seafood to even chicken. From there, we move on to dessert, with heavy…

Beyond Pastas and Pizzas

Italian Food 101 (Part 5) Italian food has a lot more to offer than just pastas and pizzas, and it’s time to look at some of the other classics of this amazing cuisine. We begin with the risotto, a particular favourite of our guest, before moving on to some other Italian meat dishes. Click on…

Pizza Italiano

Italian Food 101 (Part 4) Pizza is probably Italy’s most popular culinary export, and over time it has morphed into countless forms, from the classic Neapolitan pizza to Chicago’s deep dish, with toppings as varied as chicken tikka and pineapple. A pizza series will have to wait its turn. This time, we will stick strictly…