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Magandeep Singh

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Between Sips: Some Father’s Day gifts to make your dad feel special

From nifty coffee-makers to biodegradable grills, invest in some cool gifts that keep on giving

Some Father’s Day gifts to make him feel special

Change of Taste: From alternate milks to delicious diet plans, a pick of places to order for healthy indulgence

We don’t spend the same amount of time preparing or consuming any repast as our ancestors used to.

Order of the Day: Ordering directly from outlets means not shelling out high margins to aggregator services

The range of sauces and dips from Habanero are a great way to spruce up a simple meal, from a bowl of ramen to a quick-toss pasta dish.

They also do deep-fried Snickers bar, which has enough calories to feed a family! Back to the mains. Given how for Indians, non-vegetarian equals chicken, these guys have nailed it spot on.

Flavour Station: Thanks to Covid lockdown, more people now try and mix drinks at home and tinker with flavours

One needn’t study for years to fix a decent one at home. Here are a few quick recipes that come verified by their respective brand ambassadors.

But one needn’t study for years to fix a decent one at home. Here are a few quick recipes that come verified by their respective brand ambassadors.

Between sips: Thanks to Covid’s second wave, we are back to square one – looking up new places to order food from

This time last year, we had just entered the pandemic and F&B outlets were in a state of shock. They didn't know what was happening and how long it would continue to happen. Finally, as time passed, they all learned to pivot,

So guys, if you are in Chennai, make it a must-stop for lunch and/or dinner. With travel curtailed, this is as close to a south-east Asian hawker centre you will ever get.

Bengaluru calling: How this metro’s F&B scene has quality worth envying

The F&B scene in the city might not have quantity, but it certainly has quality worth envying

Next, I was at Araku Coffee and it was love at first whiff not just for the attention they pay to their in-house blends, but also to the way the entire space is slickly curated.

The sweet riddle: Sugar may be the enemy as per many diet fads, but to eschew it entirely is not a good idea

We just need to be mindful of how much we consume. It's worse when people substitute it with alternatives like aspartame and think they are doing their bodies a favour by guzzling cans of zero-cal sodas and drinks.

Sugar may not have many properties when it comes to health, but its one chief property is to convey flavour

The Wine Legend: Steven Spurrier wouldn’t rest on his laurels and never stopped being curious

Wine expert and merchant Steven Spurrier passed on this week and the loss to the industry is insurmountable.

Steven Spurrier

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

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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.

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