A mild fruity fragrance, brisk and flavourful tones, and a refreshing taste are what make Darjeeling Tea the delicate darling of tea connoisseurs. Tea, the de facto stimulant in all things adda, is revered all across the
Summer is finally upon us and the sweltering heat can prove to be quite a buzzkill. But luckily for us, the ever-evolving culinary extravaganza of this city has taken a serious liking to dairy beverages. Coming in all sh
A Belgian culinary delight, waffles have taken over the world with its sheer mouth-watering taste. Made from leavened dough cooked in between two hot iron plates called a waffle iron, these sinfully delicious treats have
There’s an eternal love affair between the people of Kolkata and Biryani. Each day sees a new Biryani joint pop up in the city and people cannot seem to get enough of this delicious mixed rice dish. For its physical pr
Widely hailed as America's favourite food, the juicy, seasoned meat patty between two pieces of soft, toasted bun with succulent tomatoes, lettuce and cheese seemed to have swept the entire world, off its feet. Its humbl
The very word 'Mediterranean' conjures up a vision of clear blue sea and the picturesque locations that surround it. Covering three continents and a total surface area of about 25,10,000 sq km, it is easily one of the mo
Winter has finally arrived. The nip is in the air. The strains of Jingle Bells can be heard. Undoubtedly, Kolkata is in her best moods. It is definitely pleasant to be outdoors and enjoy but if the crowd and the dust mak
Team WHEELS undertook a mission to discover restaurants serving authentic Chinese dishes in the city. We asked around, particularly those of Chinese origin during our forays to Territi (Tiretta Bazaar) and Tangra. It was
Team WHEELS traversed through the length and breadth of the city to rate the best biryanis of Kolkata. The challenging task though came later when the team sat down to shortlist the best five. Team WHEELS chose New Aliah
Till the 1990s, Bengali food – cooked just like home – was sold by restaurants that were all located in north Kolkata.
These restaurants were small (15-40 seaters), close to medical or general colleges (which tradit
The Nordmanns – Derek and Angelina – visit Kolkata every autumn and stay at the best hotels in the city, but when it comes to their meals, they prefer not the 5-star-fare but the unique cuisine of Mocambo.
It is not
The Anglo-Indian community is an integral part of Calcutta's cultural heritage. This community is two hundred years old with origins dating back to the arrival of Europeans in India for trade and commerce. A concentratio
Kolkatans swear by Chinese cuisine and I am no exception to this rule nurturing a fetish for authentic Chinese delicacies since my college days. It was this passion that led me one fine Sunday morning through the bylanes
It is often said while others eat to live, Bengalis live to eat. The heart and soul of Bengali cuisine are of course, fish and rice - two auspicious elements which are not only part of the daily fare but also of our life