Magandeep Singh

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Between sips: The soy sauce express

A natural all-purpose seasoning, soy sauce packs in a heady range of flavours, from mildly spicy to sweet, salty and sour

soy sauce makes for a great marinade and pre-cooking seasoning for raw ingredients

Between sips: Celebrating the good life

Few populations around the world know how to truly enjoy life like the Italians

The traditional Neapolitan pizza is an art, one that was recently recognised by Unesco as a heritage unto itself, so now there are standards to be maintained if you wish to call one so.

Culinary adventures

The F&B community will have to find truly unique ways to entice us to return

Comorin bar

Coffee chronicles: Between sips, I finally learned how to enjoy my brew!

When it comes to making coffee, having the right devices enhances the experience and not just marginally

His superpower is possibly planting the seeds of conviction within and then sitting back and sipping his pour-over brew at just the right temperature while he sees you metamorphose into a coffee lover.

Quality bites: Simple living and healthy eating will continue to dominate in the new year

But the one noticeable trend that I could see even as the pandemic spread was a widespread innate desire to live simpler

But the one noticeable trend that I could see even as the pandemic spread was a widespread innate desire to live simpler.

Raise a toast: From Japanese whiskies to homegrown gins, some sips to end the year and beckon 2021 with a bang

Feel free to sprinkle some magic dust from 2019, as saying bye to 2020 will certainly need it. In case there isn't any left, try a selection from below.

A binge fest: Here’s to happy and safe dining, one home delivery at a time

From comfort food to gourmet grub, some joints that you can order from to indulge your tastebuds

The Covid wave is stronger than ever before, which means more home deliveries & stricter hygiene checks

Between Sips: This winter, keep yourself warm with these flavourful brews

Chai for many is the official drink of winters. After all, what is a cold day without a hot drink?

Raising a toast: Here are some exciting new tipples that will infuse some festive joy this Diwali

From Coca Cola signature mixers to Indian gin TERAI, these are some of the options

A perfect party pack, Tilt Wine in a can makes wine feel more approachable and less stuffy

Cloud kitchens: Food from the clouds

Be it menu planning or packaging, cloud kitchens seem to be doing a better job than regular restaurants doing home delivery

Sassy Salmon Poke Bowl

Between sips: For the love of coffee and coffee machines

There’s something to be said about the convenience of those nifty machines, which spew out coffee and don’t leave any residue that needs special cleaning

By all means. I haven't tried other local brands, so can't comment on them.

Between sips: On the coffee trail

Even though most of us were physically 1,000 km apart, the energy in the virtual room was palpable.

The coarser the grain, the longer the steeping time, an adage the Starbucks team reiterated for me.

Between sips: The diner’s dilemma in the time of Covid

The government, realising that the damage to the economy might prove to be more deadly than even the virus, finally relented to a phased opening of services.

The year 2020 is about survival and not profits, so outlets, I am sure, won’t push anything into the beyond manageable zone.

Between sips: The lockdown menu

The habit of having a good meal at restaurants stands changed thanks to home delivery

Let me take you through the two kinds and which I have thoroughly relished.

A royal vacation! Lockdown has made us feel grateful for many things. A simple gateway could as well top the chart

Well, also the elder sister property Suryagarh, considering how I have seen three generations of retrievers grow and flourish there since the first time I visited them.

NB is a veritable haveli of royal pedigree, now beefed up and turned into a hotel.

A case for alcohol amid Covid restriction 

At a time when liquor stores are not allowed to deliver alcohol and restaurants can’t serve it, here’s what can be done to improve the general state of things

I have found no reason that can be considered rational or sensible and yet we remain subservient to the word of the law.

Naga food: A culinary revelation from north-east

There are alterations in the same recipe as one travels through the state simply because the various tribes may have evolved it differently.

So when the team behind Nagaland's Kitchen at Green Park Market offered to serve me lunch, I more than imposed on them by asking them to feed not just my hunger, but also my ignorance.

Lockdown launches: Unlike reviving an existing operation, launching new brand is much tougher

Unlike reviving an existing long-standing operation, launching a new brand in these times is much tougher

Pandemic pondering: Whole eating out experience might feel different the next time you step out

The whole eating out experience might feel different the next time you finally decide to step out.

Why alcohol needs to be regulated, not regimented

Alcohol has been the unfailing social ointment for civilisation for millennia. To try and confine its potential is short-sightedness on our part.

COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Human element’ and the future of fine dining

From chefs and sommeliers to mixologists and servers, a large part of the fine dining experience is the human element. Remove that and what is left behind is barely a reflection of its grander stately version.

Keeping up the spirit: Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on industries – a look at where F&B industry stands

In other words, we can speculate, but frankly, we don’t have much to go by till we know that work can be resumed to some extent.

In other words, we can speculate, but frankly, we don’t have much to go by till we know that work can be resumed to some extent.

Lockdown essentials: Drinks for a rainy day

Both these elements have been able to ease the pain and despair of social separation by their ubiquitous yet inconspicuous nature.

Internet and alcohol have made this period not so detestable and I am grateful that my privileged life allows me such a first-world notion of niggles.

Fine dining in quarantine

In the face of the lockdown, restaurants and hotels are going the takeaway and delivery route

But, and with no disrespect towards home food, I do miss a good meal outing every now and then.

The viral effect: A self-imposed quarantine throws up some curious and nostalgic finds

Being home for such a long period in a long time, however, has opened up a whole new way to approach my food and beverage requirements.

viral effect, coronavirus, self imposed quarantine, Coronavirus scare, Tarhana, Mason & Co chocolate, Italian reds

Food Paradise: Turkey has a history that goes back millennia

The country has a history that goes back millennia and a geography that makes it crucial to the exchange of ideas and cultures between the east and the West.

The Tarhana soup was the world’s first instant soup (around 100 years ago) and this restaurant does a really good version of it. (Representative image/ Reuters File photo)

The master winemaker: Egon Müller’s wines are a true coming together of nature and man

Recently, Delhi’s self-confessed bon vivant, Rajiv Kehr, invited us for a very special dinner. It was a dinner with a very special winemaker visiting India.

master winemaker, Egon Müller,  The Leela , Le Cirque, Egon Müller wines, Rocche Costamagna, Germany, Mosel
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