The Ottimo Odyssey (Prologue)

I have been interested in food right from my schooldays. From Sanjeev Kapoor’s iconic Khana Khazana and the 5-minute slots of “Ajker Ranna” on Doordarsdhan Bangla; to YouTube channels like Bong Eats and Bon Appetit and a multitude of amazing Netflix series like Cooked and Salt Fat Acid Heat, I have always gorged on food-related…

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…

Food Memories

Context plays a vital role in a food experience. A baguette wouldn’t taste as crisp and buttery on the busy streets of Kolkata, nor would the flavour explosion of a phuchka be as potent and appealing in a posh Michelin star restaurant in France. While a dish may be good on its own, it is…