Home Bakers from the City of Joy (Article I)

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aking is an art. It's incredible to see so many dexterous bakers creating innumerable new flavours with their Out of the box creativity. Round of applause for them for managing their daily chores so skillfully along with baking. I have started ordering cakes from different bakers on different occasions and I will be sharing my experience for a few of them. 1). The Baker's Delight : Owned by the pretty gal Neha Bothra. Someone on whom I can always rely for finesse, grade and promptness. Every cake she delivers, we know It will be finished within no time.... Hands down! She is extremely swee

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Aam Katha : Season’s Special by Mio Amore

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e call it the seasons best yield.... Mango is Magical.. It has the ability to bring back our childhood smile. Be it a rainy day or a sunny day, we fail to deny the royal taste. I planned to bring in some mango desserts for my guests to serve when I got to know about Aam Katha, Mio Amore named their mango special launches as Aam Katha. Needless to say I am so delighted to taste all three variants created with so much passion. Mango Mousse is creamy and light with a dollop of delicious mango jam at the bottom, my 3 year old loved it and kept coming back for another spoon. Mango pa

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Poila Boisakh Menu at XII Zodiac, Fern Residency

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engali New Year aka Poila Boisakh is the perfect time to savor traditional bengali spread. Our recipes are sumptuous and spicy from starter to dessert. Each one of them has it’s own charm. As Poila Boisakh is just few days away, we all must be planning for a lovely lunch. So, let's have a look at the poila boisakh menu at XII Zodiac restaurant at Fern Residency hotel. This will be available on 14th and 15th April (Sunday and Monday). Tariffs would be INR 896/- for both Veg and Non - Veg Buffet and INR 1196/- for Veg and Non - Veg Buffet inclusive of all taxes with unlimited food and alco

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Maam Pithe – Makar Sankranti Delicacy with a Twist!

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ong festivals are Timeless and worth celebrating for their cultural touch and aligned stories from the pages of our history. The tradition that we follow through generations makes us who we are amongst the world. Makar Sankranti is one such festival, observed in the month of January and is celebrated by preparing traditional desserts at home that includes primarily ground rice and the Bong seasonal delicacy called jaggery. Today I will be sharing the recipe of Maam Pithe, which is little different from the other Sankranti specialities as the primary ingredient used here is Cottage Cheese

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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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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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