After the inception of the Charcoal food trend in the last few years, most chefs seem to be extensively using activated charcoal in their menus these days. If you have seen black burger buns, appam or ice cream and wondered what it is, then let me tell you, it’s just your everyday food that is pigmented due to the addition of activated charcoal powder.
Activated charcoal is nothing but a by-product of burning wood, coconut shells or bamboos. Its when activates when the organic matter is exposed to a high temperature and in the process turns black in color. It is quite different from consuming burnt or charred food. So, you are safe. Activated charcoal is used as a coloring agent to give an extra edge to your regular meal. Its imparts an earthy, slightly smoky taste to your food. Having said that, even though it removes toxins from the body, having too much of it is not good for the body.
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Far from the resort holidays, the new generation prefers road trips as the perfect way to explore a country (and at their own pace). Spain is every backpacker’s dream but its interiors remain elusive to tourists. This has lent the country to maintain a certain mystery with travelers. And those who take a long drive around Spain will soon realize there’s much more to the country than beaches. We have listed some of our favorites stops that are bound to turn your heads and let you enjoy the best that Spain has to offer. But it’s worth noting first that Spanish law requires short-sighted drivers to always have a spare pair of prescription glasses. Now – Vamos!
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Bangladesh is one of the less touristy destinations in the World according to a survey done by the World Bank. It is a hidden gem in Asia, sharing its border with India and Myanmar. With less crowd of tourists, there are no tourism-related scams, relatively less transport cost and locals warm-heartedly welcome foreigners into their land.
I have made a list of offbeat destinations in Bangladesh besides Sundarbans, Dhaka and Cox’s Bazaar that you shouldn’t miss. These places will provide you experiences which are off the beaten tracks and are less crowded. You can easily fly to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and travel to each of these spots either in local buses, cabs or trains.
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I had moved out of my hometown of Kolkata during my college days and once I graduated, I went on to live in Bangalore city due to my work. Even though I visit my family in Kolkata every year, I must admit, there are certain things about the city that I dearly miss. Here is why I miss Kolkata: The City of Joy while living far away from it. It’s my list of things that I believe many others like me miss about Kolkata too.
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Bali is an incredible country. One mention of it conjures up a gallery of incredible images – stunning sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, lush tropical jungles and terraced rice fields.
The word itself is the definition of exotic and has long been associated with a place that can re-energize the body and mind, fire up the spirit and feed the soul. And while Bali was once simply about the incredible people, the warm smiles, the beaches, the bars and the historic temples, these days it is so much more.
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Dubai has emerged as the cosmopolitan city in recent times with an amalgamation of cultures. And with different cultures, comes a variety of food. In the real sense, Dubai showcases foods from all around the world. From Mexican to British, Thai to Indian, African to Chinese, this city has got it all.
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Going on a holiday can be thrilling but planning the perfect itinerary before leaving the house can be hectic. To add to everything else, the timing of your trip is an important factor.
People usually tend to make a trip when they have a few days off from work – sounds obvious, right? But if you live in a country with different holiday/peak seasons compared to your destination, then you should carefully evaluate the timing.
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Often when you are planning your holiday in India, the first thing that you want to check off your travel bucket list is visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal. But what next? Everybody wants to make the most out of their trips and would like to experience a place from a local’s point of view.
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Kirinda is a small coastal fishing village blessed with a beautiful beach, spectacular views and a thrilling history. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Hambantota district of Sri Lanka, which is situated roughly about 37 km away from Hambantota town and easily accessible via Tissamaharama.
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On this day when the entire city is rejoicing Eid-ul-Fitar with friends and family, I am sharing a few photos from my recent food walk on the fuming streets of Fraser Town in the form of a photo blog.
Fraser Town, for those who are not familiar with, is one of the hot spots in Bangalore, famous for its huge spread of Iftari food during the holy month of Ramzan. People from all around the city irrespective of their caste, will come here for some delicious food, great Suleimani chai and some good old adda. (Bengali’s version of a gathering to usually chit chat).
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