Let’s Explore The New Kids On The Block: Kolkata Edition

Preface: The year 2020 had been hard for us all; the hospitality sector being one of the worst affected. The billion-dollar industry that accounts for 10 percent of the world's GDP is slowly adjusting itself to the new normal. Kolkata too saw a rise of many new eateries in 2021 and I take the opportunity…

Instant Makeup From The Kitchen

Preface: Beauty the natural way has a whole new meaning. No I'm not going to talk about age old grandmother home remedies for a clear healthier skin. Quite honestly, I was never a make up or a fashion person to begin with. You're actually communicating with someone who's idea of dressing up was literally putting…

The Curious Case Of Coffee : Part 1

When you talk about coffee, there is no one way to describe it. Some call it their morning alarm, some a conversation starter, some a secret keeper to their many late-night encounters, while some a transcendental experience. If I were to define what exactly coffee is, I would like to call it a woman with…

High on Hemp: An Amsterdam Special

Warning: This is not for the faint-hearted or the ones who get easily offended. Rather, an experience unlike none other. This is a throwback to my visit to the cannabis museum of Amsterdam.  For starters, don't worry! I'm not propagating the use of something that can make me the next potential Pablo Escobar. The purpose…

GOBBLE TROT: THE FOOD TRAVEL DIARIES #CHAPTER 3 My Tryst With Florence

Italy, though famous or its bags and shoes, is also world renowned for its food. Choicest and freshest of ingredients that require minimal seasoning is the highlight of Italian cuisine; not to mention that Italy is also the birthplace of Pizza, Gelato and Tiramisu.

However, if you delve in deep, you'd understand that each region in Italy has a local favourite. While Milan is more Gelato friendly, Venice is more seafood inclined, the city of Florence too has more to offer than what meets the eye. People here bask in what one calls the Florentine street food is quick, on the go and highly filling.