Last week many people from the Deccan region of India celebrated Hindu New Year, Ugadi. This marks the beginning of the year as per the Hindu Calendar.  Indian tradition is full of symbolisms, when it comes to religious ceremonies and festivals. A unique way the new year is brought in my home state in India is by eating the bitter-sweet […]

Curious Case of Costarican Coffee Bean

A cold winter morning or a quiet summer evening, before rushing to a long day of work or simply stretching your leg and relaxing, a cup of freshly brewed coffee that can fill your senses with its aroma and give you that burst of energy is a gift. Coffee is natures one of the best gifts to humankind wisely accepted […]

Vienna’s Naschmarkt

Narrow streets buzzing with people buying fruits, bread, cheese or sampling their favorite bites. Stores full of spices, nuts, stuffed olives, peppers, turkish delights, colorful pottery… that’s Naschmarkt for you. Vienna’s most popular market that defies the geographic boundaries and gives you a sense that there is some sort of global food fair. Naschmarkt is located at the Wienzeile over […]

Costa Rica, what a fabulous place on earth!! The lush green tropical forest, vibrant sunshine, fog covered canopy, colorful birds and above all people with the warmest of hearts, it indeed is a rich coast. This country is truly blessed by mother nature and the Costa Rican lifestyle and food reflects that to the core. As a vegetarian, one constant […]

What is common between South India, Thailand, Madagascar and Denmark??  There may be countless human traits that we all share, but I figured, to much of my surprise, there is one more, this pancake griddle:  This is a pancake griddle that is used to make a special type of pancake popular  in southern India. Typically the pan is made out […]

Mango Pickle – A tribute

Mango pickle, an integral part of Indian meal, especially southern India was the name of choice for this website due to the nostalgia it brought with it. There are several varieties of pickles made out of different vegetables all across India. Though usually spicy, they all differ in their taste and processing. Mango pickle, the original variety made out of […]

Good things come in little packages and that applies to food too. The greatness of any cuisine is well manifested in the local streets where it belongs to, with no bells and whistles attached. No gourmet cooking or five star ratings can ever match the sheer joy of enjoying a good bite of street food. How about a street food […]