Showing posts from July, 2018


My first experience of the Farmers' Market was ten years ago in Los Angeles,thanks to my school friend Sushma Adarkar.She lived at the Pacific Palisades at the time and was a regular at the Santa Monica market.She has always been a strong believer in natural produce and regular exercise.My parents and I made it a point to visit the market and were enthralled by the choices and tastings.My father still remembers the taste of the warm rustic tomato soup and sweet doughnut peaches he had there

America has people from so many varied countries that have settled there.That brings with it a plethora of cultures and a conglomeration of the same.The same is reflected in the Farmers' Market.This time we went to the Newport Beach one which was on a Saturday on the grounds of the beautiful Mariners' Church.The place was busy with people carrying strollers and prams to carry their buys to the car.The farmers were of American,Chinese and even Indian origin

I came across Heirloom Tomato…

Culinary Chroniclers' Conclave 2018

Attended the much awaited Culinary Chroniclers Conclave at Godrej One,Vikhroli.Organized by Rushina Munshaw -Ghildiyal and Vikhroli Cucina,this was held in a gorgeous glass building in a beautiful and serene campus.With the rain drizzling outside,it was quite the romantic setting! Rushina who has spent the last 16 years as a food writer,pulled another ace up her sleeve.She had brought together some of the best food writers from the country....Vir Sanghvi,Vikram Doctor,Marryam Reshii,Sourish Bhattacharya and Antoine Lewis.We were gifted a logo of the coriander leaf as it was not only a garnish but also an ingredient and held an important place in  Indian cuisine.
          Vikram Doctor who is full-time with T.O.I spoke about how topics were earlier decided by editors but now everything is done at the grassroots level.He pointed out that food writers must get their facts right and acknowledge people who have contributed to the food.Completely agree,there should be originality and a se…