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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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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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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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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Being a native to Kolkata, how can I not highlight the tasty and affordable street sacks that the City of Joy, has to offer. I have spent most of my childhood in Assam due to my dad’s transferable job but my month-long summer vacations were spent at my grandparent’s house in Kolkata.
Every other night, a guy on a mobile stall will roam in our neighborhood selling dosa, banging on his iron/steel ‘tawa’ letting us know of his arrival. I used to get all excited for having dosa as dinner.
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Travel and food go hand in hand. When traveling, food is not just about sustenance but its a big part of a place’s culture and heritage. India is the melting pot of different cultures and heritage, has a variety of delicacies to try while traveling. From roadside stalls to high-end restaurants, you can indulge in a variety of dishes – sweet, savory, spicy, etc.
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