Posts Tagged "London"

Archetypical, Artful and (un)Assuming- Archipelago, London

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Culinary Journeys, Reviews & Recommendations | 4 comments

Archetypical, Artful and (un)Assuming- Archipelago, London

The best thing I like about London, is that there is always something new to discover, no matter how many times you have visited the city. There is an urge everytime to see the city through new lenses. Last time I wanted to see it in black and white and capture the familiarity it builds around you. It dealt with knowing little secrets, a little history and a little trivia. But then, I could afford that because of the luxury of time. This time it was a three day stop-over, but the urge in me to discover something new took over yet another time. So, this time it was a new and absolutely...

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London Kaleidoscope: Postcard memories in black and white…

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Travel Tales | 6 comments

London Kaleidoscope: Postcard memories in black and white…

The best thing about being in London, is that it becomes familiar very quickly. It makes you feel at home. Settled in quickly. With different meanings to ‘settling’ in. You can be just another face in the crowd. Or be the perfect tourist. And, in both these cases, you are still ‘settled’-in…and connected. In  heart, soul, pulse and pace. It grows on you. The first day you fumble at the Oyster card machine. Two days later you know the exact change to carry to the Pret-e-manger next door for your coffee and croissant. A week later, you don’t feel like...

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A Peruvian Kitchen called Andina

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Culinary Journeys | 2 comments

A Peruvian Kitchen called Andina

I am a curious-cat when it comes to trying to figure out why things around the globe can be similar. Be it a dancing style or food. Personalities or songs. Cut green-apple surfaces and the face of an owl.  This has happened several times with me. When I first tasted Ethiopian cuisine, way back in 2003, I was in awe to realize how similar this was to Indian food-fare. And, why not? Since the 1400’s, traders have introduced some non-indigenous ingredients that have added to what we now know of as authentic Ethiopian cuisine. From Portugal came chile peppers, and from the...

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