Feast for the eyes: Active Foods workshop

Gourmet, organic foods, plating … these are some of the mantras of modern cooking. Simple cooking methods that retain food value and nutrition, eye-catching presentation and appealing looks having become the latest trends in the culinary world. Most of the top-notch hotels have started introducing the concept of fine dining to catch up with these upcoming trends. Another trend …healthy organic ingredients are catching up too, with many companies and outlets retailing in exclusive organic produce. When Food Lovers, a reputed magazine in Bangalore conducted a workshop on Active Foods at the Taj, I didn’t want to miss the chance. After all, you don’t get the chance to train under one of the most famous chefs in Bangalore everyday. The workshop was all about Active ingredients, simply put, food that makes you active. Nutritious food that improves metabolism and at the same time makes sure you don’t put on the extra weight. In simple terms, heathy food that ensures over all well-being.
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A taste of rural India

The rustic nature of the village atmosphere has always enchanted me. Still not invaded by the mechanical and somewhat unemotinal life of the cities, these villages retain their charm. They continue living by the methods and practices handed down through the generations though a couple of influences of modernisation keep showing up. The innocence of the villagers, the greenery and the friendly atmosphere left me spell bound at a friend’s marriage which was held in a small village in Andhra Pradesh India. I even borrowed one of their recipes which they normally have for break fast called Oggani Bajji which is featured in this blog.

I hope you would enjoy seeing the pics as much as I enjoyed staying there.

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Hubby birthday lunch special

 What better way to celebrate hubby’s birthday than surprise him with a meal of his favourite dishes at home.. So here are the uploaded pics. Couldnt resist taking pics and uploading them… 😛 . Please do tell me what you think.

 First course: Tomato soup with potato chips

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