Pasta La Vista (Part 1)

Pasta 101 Pasta has become one of those global dishes, with almost every country having their own twist on it. Indians have their red, white and pink sauces, the Egyptian koshari is a mish-mash of rice and macaroni among other things, and the Italian-American cultural intermingling during the turn of the last century has created…

A Tale of Two Peninsulas

Growing up, the only exotic cuisines I was exposed to were Chinese (Indo-Chinese to be precise) and the so-called Continental food, a blanket term referring to foods from the continent of Europe. It was only in the past few years that Kolkata has seen an increased influx of global cuisines, including “Italian food”. Even then,…

Frozen (Part 2)

Kulfis and Gelatos Last time, we looked at the water-based or non-dairy frozen desserts, from the simplest popsicles to the poshest sorbets. This week, we will tackle what most people think of when talking about frozen desserts: dairy-based desserts. Unlike the ones we saw last time, dairy rather than water forms the base for these…

Frozen (Part 1)

Golas and Granitas “Summertime, and the living is easy”. Gershwin’s 1935 lyrics surely don’t seem appropriate in current times. The sweltering heat, not to mention the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the devastation caused by Amphan has left everyone a little short of breath. In this series, let us look at frozen desserts,…