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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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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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Vineet Bhatia All Set To Create Culinary Record by Cooking for Charity at Everest Base Camp

Posted: May 12, 2018 at 11:31 am   /   Latest News

THE CREATOR of Modern Indian Cuisine, Vineet Bhatia, who was most recently in the news for having to shut down his Chelsea restaurant, VBL, on the day it was awarded a Michelin star within a week of opening, is all set to scale those heights of gastronomy that no chef has ever been to before. […]

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Newbie Vegetarian Yuvi Launches Deal-Rich EazyDiner Prime with Amex; Zomato Gold to Feel the Heat

Posted: April 23, 2018 at 11:21 pm   /   Latest News

IN THE BATTLE to make the dining experience easier on the wallet for the growing class of gastronomically mobile Indians, restaurant concierge service EazyDiner, steered by Kapil Chopra, who recently stepped down as president of The Oberoi Group, has set a new benchmark with its Prime offering, which, for the next three months, has been […]

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Raise A Cheer to The Lord of Beer: The Beer Cafe’s Rahul Singh Opens World Cuisine Restaurant, To Venture Into Wine

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 4:26 am   /   Latest News

RAHUL SINGH moved to Gurgaon in 1996 because it was cheaper to buy a house in Millennium City than in Delhi, for Haryana was then a dry state. Little did he know then that, 22 years later, he would be presiding over the country’s first and unsurpassed chain of beer cafes created out of mortgaging […]

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Indian Accent Rises 11 Notches on Asia’s 50 Best, Topped Yet Again by Gaggan, But Is The List Worth Our Attention?

Posted: March 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm   /   Latest News

FOR A much-anticipated list that makes or breaks restaurants, the newest Asia’s 50 Best, released tonight (March 27, 2018) amid the usual grandeur in Macau, which is celebrating 2018 as the Year of Gastronomy, has been completely without any spark of excitement. As Indians, we have a good reason to celebrate — Indian Accent, powered […]

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