Chalo Let’s Bake – Initiative by Calcutta Foodies Club

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hristmas is a season to celebrate, a season of presents, radiance, chilly breeze and cakes. We taste, we bake and share our happiness amongst our friends and family. Recently our celebrated Social Group Calcutta foodies club organized an interesting event called chalo let's bake. It was primarily a baking competition where participants presented two cakes each, one displayed for sale and another was showcased for the Visitors to taste and evaluate them. It was an open show and everyone represented their enthusiasm and dexterity through the masterpieces they created.  

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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata – A walk through Kolkata’s Heritage and Culture

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reetings with nalen gurer Sondesh (Sweet made with date palm jaggery) along with a lovely welcome note introducing the guests to our Bong Culture. Once you step out of the room, there stands an array of date palm trees, throughout the hallway bespeaking about the source from where jaggery is garnered. Amazing isn't it? In between those trees, you will find an array 4 sitter tables, made up of heritage thick Black Stone top and authentic heavy wooden legs and base. The traditional vase placed at the center of the table is a reutilised copper ice cream scoop of the 19th century, with the

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Mamagoto – A Must Try Pan Asian Casual Diner at Park Street

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inter evenings be like sipping on a lovely cocktail and gazing over the busy sparkling wintry roads of Park Street through the glass window overlooking the hustle bustle of the traffic. This is how I felt when I visited Mamagoto recently. Moving on to the exclusive Pan Asian cuisine of the resto pub with an open kitchen, let's see what I guzzled and is worth trying. 1. Mocktail - Cranberry and Kaffir lime punc : Kaffir lime leaves mixed with lime wedges and cranberry juice. 2. Cocktail - Forest Fog : Whisky is smoked with hickory wood and mixed with citrus juice to make this Smoke

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Thali Festival at Kenilworth

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ur country is acclaimed for it's enriched culture. Different parts of the nation is known for their distinctive heritage. While I cherish being in such a wonderful country, I came across the thali festival happening at Kenilworth few days back. Needless to say how beautifully the platters were curated, embracing specialities from North to South, East to West. Be it Veg or Non Veg, the rigorous care of the flavours and the presentation dedicated to the state it represented, blew away my mind. Let's have a quick glimpse of what I had.. 1. Rice 2. Pardaa Naan and Amritsari Kulcha

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A Bong Venturing over Fashion!

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ashion is not a trend. It's the style we carry and portray that creates a significant impact on the onlookers. It may or may not be what the rest are following. If you are enticed by what others are keeping up with and drawn towards showcasing on the simar genre, then you are following the trend. However, you can also emancipate your creativity on a particular style or look that's either entirely new or derived from the humming trend. That would be a treat for others to follow and spread the warmth by rendering something similar, which becomes a trend. That is precisely what we call as sett

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Ekdalia Road – All that we wanted in our City!

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place where every corner tells narrates a story.. The whole idea of serving succulent dishes with utmost care and simultaneously supporting social causes entices me from the core of my heart. Yes, I had a notably Lovely experience on my first visit to the newly opened Ekdalia road, a food joint designed by Surojit, a former UK based software architect. What we ordered - 1. Ice tea Sawaana - The Soul Calming filtered fragrance casts a spell. 2. Bacon wrapped Prawns - Undoubtedly one of the best experience amongst the wrapped starters served with papaya dip. 3. Fish Steak

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Satish Chandra Das – A Tribute to the Heritage Bong Sweets

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elebrations are considered to be unaccomplished without a dessert, conventionally known as 'Mishti' amongst the Bongs. Occasions are numerous, flows from Weddings to Worship, Birthdays to New Years and many other festivals and rituals to celebrate merriment and please our sweet tooth . Long back in Bong households.. It's dazes us to know that this ritual of sharing and savoring sweet started early amongst us, when we used to celebrate with home cooked Rice Pudding (Payesh) made of milk, rice, ghee, cardamom, dried fruit, and kesar, and the sweetner being sugar, jaggery or (Molasses Candy) B

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Sonar Tori – Destination for a Traditional Bong Maestoso Feast

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emember the amusing tales we used to hear from our Thakuma and Dadu(Grandparents)? Stories about Zamindars from early 20th century.. The brobdingnagian Ceilings, Easy Chair, Brass Utensils, Indoor Plants in huge metal Vases, exquisite Paintings and hand grinded Masala aroma enchanting the rooms and the long verandas... Cooked by the age old responsible and experienced home cook. This is how it used to be.. Now we don't get to see or feel such Royal Bong tradition anywhere around us. However, Sonar Tori, a newly launched restaurant in City Center1 promises to bring back your memories fro

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Chez – Pan Asian Moreish Vivers!

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e gobble to exist or we exist to gobble still remains disputed and the upshot varies from person to person. Keeping that Conviction in mind, let's speak about a destination which gives an all new rationale to stand beside 'We Live to Eat'! Yes, I am talking about Chez, a Pan Asian restaurant owned by Siddhartha Bhattacharya nested in a bylane of Baghajatin. Being a newbie it has significantly marked it's position in the front row within just 7 months of it's inception. Let's come to the no carb meal I had in order to savour and relish the delectable protein best sellers of the joint. Now

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‘Fakirnama’ – A Cabalistic Gospel or just a Mythical Ideology!

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Original version- Lalon bole jaat er ki rup, Dekhlam na ei nojore Shob loke koy Lalon ki jaat shongshare Keo mala keo toshbi gole, Tai to ki jaat bhinno bole Jawa kingba ashar kale, Jater chinnho roy kishe.. Translated - Lalon says what form is religion That cannot be viewed with vision People of the world wonder what's Lalon's religion? One calls it Mala and another Toshbi Is that's the reason for religions to vary? At times of arrival or departure. What signs of religions do you carry? In line with the above acclaimed libretto by Fakir Lalon Shah the multi dimensional e

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