Charcoal Foods Are Taking Over Bangalore

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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Why I Miss the City of Joy: Kolkata

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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5 Quirky Spots for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots in Kolkata

No matter how much we hate to admit that we are not bothered about pre-wedding photography, the pre-wedding photo albums look absolutely amazing. Besides your wedding album, you will cherish your pre-wedding photography for a long time and in this age of Instagram, you will get a lot more professional content to upload.

Looking back to my pre-wedding photoshoot, I realize that I could have gone to some of the unique spots that Kolkata has to offer but I stuck to some tried and tested spots: Victoria Memorial and Princep Ghat.

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