Having consumed croissants at the rate of roughly 1 /day during the first 6 months after my arrival in Paris, suffice to say that I know a thing or two about why croissant is so popular. Here are some of the reasons why I love them. If I get a little too theatrical in how I profess my love for croissants in this piece, don’t say I didn’t warn you beforehand
Hoi An is a food-lover's paradise. The cultural influences from its Japanese, Chinese and French heritage is also visible in its food. Here, I bring you my favourite places to eat and drink in Hoi An, as well as some general tips for when it comes to dining in Hoi An.
For my husband and I, being in an inter-cultural marriage (him being French and I, Indian) opened up a world of tastes and experiences. It has also made us confront some of our own cultural hang-ups around food, food-combinations and habits. Join me as I talk about some of my adventures in adjusting to my French husband’s food rituals.
My mother left me a whole assortment of food: mutton with potatoes the way I like, a small piece of fish with mustard, a side of sticky rice that smelled like heaven, a crispy brinjal, lentils and lemon. And then a bit disjointed from the overall theme of the meal, was a bowl of raw mangoes grated fine and tempered with salt and chillies. Was it in lieu of dessert? It smelled of childhood memories.