Foods, Trends and the 2010s (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about some of the quirky foods of the 2010s, from avocado toast to unicorn drinks. If you haven’t checked it out already, read part 1 here. The story doesn’t end there, there are many other things that the millennials have made trendy. Veganism has created things like soy milk and pulled…

The FATS Journey (Part 2)

Merry Christmas to all the readers of The Gourmet Glutton. As a Christmastime treat, I’ve decided to post the 2014 article I wrote for my college magazine Rupantar, the catalyst for my Food and the Senses series. Click here if you missed the first part. And here’s part 2 of the original FATS. So, that’s…

The FATS Journey (Part 1)

I started my blog in August, and the Food and the Senses series has been a dominant component so far. The roots of this series, however, goes back five years, to November of 2014. The student community of Medical College Kolkata publishes an annual magazine called Rupantar. It features stories, personal anecdotes, beautiful poems and…

Foods, Trends and the 2010s (Part 1)

In a few days, we will be stepping into a new decade, ripe with opportunities. But before we do, it is worthwhile to stop and look back at the decade which saw the Gangnam style and Ice buckets, memes and instalikes, two royal weddings, Modi and Trump and so much more. From a shy kid…

Ring of Fire

Food and the Senses (Part 7)  “Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring”, goes the lyrics of Johnny Cash’s 1963 country hit. Fun fact, the original version was recorded a year earlier by Cash’s sister Anita Carter. The closest thing we get to a ring of fire in the culinary world…

Of Textures and Contrasts

Food and the Senses (Part 6) We’re reaching the end of this long series which explores the five senses in the context of food. In our journey so far, we’ve talked about tastes and smells, sights and sounds, and we’re now ready to talk about the fifth and final sense. There are a lot of…