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CSE Exposes The Rot: From Canola Oil to Silken Tofu, Food Products with Genetically Modified Ingredients Sold With Utter Disregard for the Law

Posted: July 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm   /   Latest News

THE COUNTRY’S leading research and advocacy body — Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) — has red flagged the widespread availability of food products with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. And this illegal business is being conducted through friendly neighbourhood kirana stores without the knowledge of the store owners and, of course, the consumers. The import, […]

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As AD Singh Looks Overseas for Growth, He Talks About Revival of Fine Dining Closer Home

Posted: July 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm   /   Latest News

I FIRST met AD Singh, the consummate restaurateur behind the Olive Bar & Kitchen and Soda Bottle Opener Wala, 15 years ago, before he officially opened the Mehrauli outlet of his signature Bandra restaurant. Since then, we have met at least two or three times a year, so I caught up with him last week […]

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‘Eat Right’ to be the Most Ambitious New National Initiative of India’s Food Regulator

Posted: July 8, 2018 at 10:49 am   /   Latest News, Uncategorized

IN THE EARLY 1990s, when I used to be health writer, Dr K. Srinath Reddy, one of the country’s foremost public health advocates, used to lament the absence of any concern for ‘lifestyle diseases’, especially those that are diet-related and hence reversible, in the public sphere. He would refer wistfully to the Nordic model of […]

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Kapil Chopra Advises Restaurants on How Farming Data on Customer Preferences Can Be Next Game Changer

Posted: July 3, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Latest News

Eazy Diner Chairman Kapil Chopra today declared that restaurants, especially in long-standing five-star hotels, must give up their dependence on reservation diaries and embrace the digital world to be able to effectively utilise their capacity. The restaurant business is worth $48 billion, yet it is sometimes run in the most backward ways, Chopra said in […]

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Dilip Puri’s Indian School of Hospitality Promises to Lift Hotel Management Education to a New High

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 10:52 pm   /   Latest News

WHEN Dilip Puri was heading Starwood in South Asia, before the mother company merged with Marriott International to create the largest hospitality behemoth in the world, he was known for being an institution builder, for he opened doors for brands such as W, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton and laid the foundation for the […]

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Absolut Rolls Out Tiger-Themed Second Indian Edition for Global Travel Retail to Raise Funds for Forest Guards

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm   /   Latest News

THE Swedish vodka brand Absolut, a subsidiary of the global alcoholic beverage giant Pernod Ricard, rolled out its second India-specific edition for the travel retail sector this past weekend at The Oberoi Vanya Vilas in Ranthambhore, Rajasthan. No. 1 in global travel retail sales and also the No. 5 best-selling liquor brand in the world […]

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Dildeep & Zorawar Kalra to Launch Seafood Restaurant with India’s First Champagne & Caviar Bar in Mumbai Today

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 10:12 am   /   Dining Out

JUNE 22 will mark the birth of the newest child in the Kalra family of restaurants, which is fast expanding into uncharted territories. Opening at the Palladium Mall in Mumbai tomorrow, Rivers to Oceans (R2O) will not only mark the formal entry of Dildeep Kalra, Zorawar Kalra‘s better half and operations chief, into the world […]

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Tyranny of Uniformity Rules World’s 50 Best: In A List That Reeks of European Bias, Massimo Back as No. 1; Gaggan Rises to No. 5; Indian Accent Wallows at 90

Posted: June 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm   /   Latest News

I JUST LOVED the way Eater.com described the World’s 50 Best Restaurants as “a list famous for its historic exclusion of top female chefs; for its bias toward expensive, European-leaning tasting menu venues; and for not requiring judges to pay for their meals”. A bundle of predictability, hyped up by cities trying to draw higher […]

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The Chef Gordon Ramsay Described as the ‘Antonio Banderas of Cooking’ On Maiden Visit to the Land of His Great-Grandfather

Posted: June 9, 2018 at 10:24 pm   /   Latest News

HE HAS been called the “Antonio Banderas of cooking” by Gordon Ramsay; he has dissed Jamie Oliver for tweeting a paella recipe with chicken and chorizo sausages (an unholy combination for Spaniards who love their national dish); he has held responsible positions in the kitchens of Ferran Adria, Marco Pierre White and Jason Atherton. Omar […]

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DFS Rolls Out Red Carpet for Whisky Connoisseurs at Changi Airport

Posted: June 8, 2018 at 10:25 am   /   Gourmet Traveller

WHENEVER I am at an airport suffering a long layover, I remember the Tom Hanks character in Steven Spielberg‘s bitter-sweet film Terminal, who gets stuck at JFK for nine months after his fictional East European country is de-recognised by the United States following a military coup — he can’t, as a result, be allowed into […]

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