Food

Every day I shop in my local fresh food market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has literally changed my life and the way I think about food. It is as far removed from the soupless weekly supermarket shop as Land Crab Caviar is from the ubiquitous deep frozen Turkey Twizlers. At the moment there is…

Herbs and spices are common ingredients in most of the Indian food items. Both are used to bring flavor to the food, and some of them have medicinal benefits too. The tantalizing aromas created by them can bring a different dimension to food. Spices and herbs have far fewer calories when compared to the calories…

India is one of the largest exporters of spices in the world. A variety of spices grow here as the climate and soil is favorable for their growth. No wonder, India has always been regarded as the 'spice bowl of the world'. Indian spices are as old as the human civilization. Invaders from different countries…

It's only natural to feel confused in the butter-versus-margarine debate. Years ago, as doctors grasped the dangers of saturated fat, butter slid down the popularity poll while vegetable-oil-based margarines became the new favorite. But soon it was discovered that some margarines contain unhealthy trans fats, while others made baffling health claims. In this short article,…

This pseudograin which originates in Mexico is one of the latest "superfoods" to hit our shelves. Chia seeds look like tiny ovals black or white in color, with irregular dark red-brown marks. Many celebrities can not get enough of it, and taking a look at its nutritional profile, it's easy to see why. This seed…

Spices and herbs are an indispensable part of every Indian kitchen. Not only are they an essential component in cooking, they are also endowed with healing properties that offer innumerable health benefits, one of which is to help soothe digestive problems in the human body. Stomach ailments are a common occurrence. For most of us,…