Carrot Koki – a bread worth breaking

I have been blessed to find some great friends early in life and some as the years went by. Sumit Sharma has been one of the latter. The Founder and CEO of an innovative marketing company, Sumit and I met at a business forum a couple of years ago. Given that we are polar opposites in…

Cooking with Cucumber – the humble omlette

Botanically speaking, the cucumber is classified as a pepo, a type of botanical berry with a hard outer rind and no internal divisions. Much like tomato and squash, it is often perceived, prepared and eaten as a vegetable. Cucumber fruits are usually more than 90% water. (Wikipedia) It is also supposed to be very good…

Goodfellas Kolkata……good fun!

GoodFellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese who is one of my favourite directors of all times. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill, the first-person narrator in the film, and his friends over a period from 1955…

Garam Masala, Juhu – good things come in small packages

It was a rainy evening and my foodiest big brother, subsequently referred to as Dada, was in town. While the term ‘foodiest’ may not feature in any dictionary, it has to be coined because most members of my family live to eat and the ‘pecking order’ needs to be established before getting into the heart…