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| Updated on January 22, 2018

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Cooking is as much about doing, as it is about reading and remembering. It is the centrepiece of a festival, bringing together family memories, eloquent recipe writers, even helpful bloggers perched on our countertops

Few things are as synonymous as festivals and food. This Diwali we celebrate not just the meals we love but the recipe books from where it all began...

All for one, one for all

Learning a family recipe, or even the right way to crack an egg without breaking the yolk, is like being inducted into a secret society. Putting together a cookbook, therefore, is another way of preserving stories and memories

The aroma of secrets

Cookbooks and TV food shows are all the rage today, but for long there were only stories that kept recipes alive, even within families, and many an innovator faded away unsung

Eat, cook, love

Three delicious ways to add flavour to the festivities. Bring out the chef in you, or feast on the photos

Horn OK, feast

Food trucks are becoming all the rage in Bengaluru and raking in the moolah as they provide fuss-free grub to the hungry passerby

Cookbook chutney

How to befriend your recipe book authors and spice up their lives with ingenuity and cheek. Making time: unknown. Serves: all

Past forward

The vegetarian cuisine of Sheherwalis — Jain traders who settled in Bengal’s Murshidabad more than 300 years ago — is a marriage of diverse influences

Tried and tested at home

A new breed of home-schooled chefs — those who earned their chops in their family kitchen — are stirring the F&B pot

The handbook to survival

A single-lined notebook with six recipes and the free pamphlet accompanying a new kitchen buy took care of student life in the US

Turkey in Hyderabad

Cooking a grand Thanksgiving meal in India can be a jittery experience, fraught with all kinds of anxieties

How the internet taught me to cook

Gangs of food bloggers, perched on my countertops, told me how to peel garlic as well as overcome the fear of pressure cookers

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