10 things to do in Clarksville, Tennessee

Visit Beachaven Winery - Pic by Jessica from The Walking Mermaid

Clarksville, Tennessee is known as the home of the Airborne Division. Ft. Campbell is the heart of this growing city and fills the streets with pride. Only located about 45 minutes north-west of Nashville, you can find that Clarksville has its own historical and unique southern charm. In this post I am going to take … Read more 10 things to do in Clarksville, Tennessee

Trick to make puris or pooris quicker

Your crispy puris are ready

Puris are literally one of the oiliest Indian flatbreads around, and tasty too! They’re well worth the time it takes to roll them out for your dinner. But if you’re looking for an easy trick to get them done sooner, here’s what we do! Step 1 – Make the puri dough. Simply take these ingredients … Read more Trick to make puris or pooris quicker

10 Things to eat in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee lets you stroll along the river, it has many restaurants, and cafes serving tempting foods, and drinks. You can visit the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Historic Third Ward. A weekend trip to Milwaukee, the largest town in Wisconsin, can be really thrilling because this city has some of the best restaurants to offer, … Read more 10 Things to eat in Milwaukee

East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Ox or Beef Tongue Roast

One of my favorite East Indian foods at any time of the year is tongue. Tongue roast, salted tongue, tongue moile, pickled tongue, tongue this and tongue that. Now many people in other cultures consider tongue offal and discard it. But in my culture, beef tongue is relished and served at family gatherings or parties. … Read more East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Where to eat in Aruba in the Caribbean Islands?

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As our 20th anniversary approached, my husband, Joe, and I decided we wanted to get away without our children to celebrate this milestone anniversary. We hadn’t been on a vacation without our kids for 10 years, so this was a long overdue treat, and I wanted it to be as close to perfect as possible! … Read more Where to eat in Aruba in the Caribbean Islands?

Simple Buttery Oyster Mushroom Recipe

A single oyster mushroom - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Oyster mushrooms taste delicious. But if you ask me, they’re just too pretty to eat! You could spend quite some time just admiring their beauty. The stemmed caps with thick meaty flesh in shades of beautiful pink look absolutely lush. (We get more of the pink one in the store over here, so we haven’t … Read more Simple Buttery Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Sweet Beetroot Puris Recipe

Beetroot puris are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Puris or pooris always taste yummy! Give someone a choice between bread and puris, and most Indians will any-day pick puris. What are puris you ask? Puris are deep-fried Indian bread that are made using whole wheat flour without any leavening agent such as baking powder or yeast. Puris can be eaten for breakfast, or … Read more Sweet Beetroot Puris Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of course, to keep the processed sugar at … Read more Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

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That sister of mine keeps asking me to write down all of the recipes that I throw together ever so often. I mean, I just throw them together. It’s not like I plan on making the same thing again. I could make it again, but it will probably be with different measurements, just randomly thrown … Read more Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

Traditional-East-Indian-Date-Rolls

What’s your favorite not-too-sweet Christmas dessert? Mine are date rolls. What are these East Indian date rolls? Date rolls are simple and easy to make bites that are similar to buttery shortbread cookies but are stuffed with walnuts and dates. And they taste as heavenly as vanilla cream or marzipan. Well, almost! Nothing will ever … Read more How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Walnut Fudge is ready! - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Ever wondered why the traditional walnut fudge made by East Indians can be moulded? Me too! I haven’t found any real answer to this other than ‘It’s because we dry the milk a different way!’ or ‘It’s because we use the vanilla cream recipe!’ Anyways, if you’re wondering how to make the East Indian Walnut … Read more East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Recipe

Recipe for how to make Gluten-Free Milk Cream? Little drops of heaven that melt in your mouth, that’s what we think they are. But some people just call this the East Indian milk cream or traditional vanilla cream, one of the many delicious East Indian sweets. Little melt in your mouth pieces made of milk … Read more Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Homemade Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Beautiful beetroot hummus is ready! - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

We’ve always loved hummus; ever since we visited Israel in 1997. It tastes so different, and natural. You could eat a lot of it without piling on the pounds. The only thing that it might have caused would be those loud noises coming out from the other end of you. Yep, I have a cousin … Read more Homemade Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

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I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Add the nuts to the anjeer paste and continue to stir - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! Sugar free is good for diabetics like … Read more Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem

Capri harbour from Anacapri - Pic by Kyle from Via Travelers

The following is a guest post by Via Travelers, a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, hacks and itineraries to travel the world. Located close to the Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri was the most visited and loved place by the emperors. The popularity of this place is … Read more Where to Eat in Capri: Restaurants in the Amalfi Gem

Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Peanut Roll in Dihua Street - Pic by Robert from Leave Your Daily Hell

Taipei has more than earned its reputation as one of the best food cities in the world. However, deciding what to eat in Taipei can be a process of elimination that’s too difficult for many travelers, especially if it’s your first time in the city, if you only have a few days or if you … Read more Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

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How to make Anjeer Dry Fruit Barfi at home I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find … Read more Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

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As is to be expected from a capital city, Brussels is teeming with excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. Belgian, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Asian… you name it. The price range varies as well, going from a cheap portion of fries in the street to fancy Michelin-rated restaurants. In order to make things easier for … Read more Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

East Indian Coconut Cake Recipe

East indian Coconut Cake Recipe

My cousin Dan says this coconut cake is his favorite East Indian sweet. It’s mine too! The coconut cake is just a little different from the traditional East Indian Thali Sweet. Okay, maybe it’s a lot different. After all, it’s got loads more eggs in it. But if you don’t have time to make the … Read more East Indian Coconut Cake Recipe

Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Brain Masala is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian Brain Masala. And this too differs from home to home! Here’s my mom’s version of the spicy brain masala recipe! The difference from the regular … Read more Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

Vegan snacks from Co Conamor in Tulum, Mexico - Pic by Daria from TheDiscoveryNut

A new hotspot along the Caribbean coast, Tulum is a must-do if you are going to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In a short period of time, this small town transformed from a quiet hippie retreat that only a few people knew about into a bustling destination with a variety of restaurants, hotels and commercial activities … Read more Where to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Fried Lethocerus Indicus in Thailand market - Pic by Vijinathk

We were having a chat about the unusual food people eat in different cultures, and Laura said, “You know some people eat every part of the fish”. I said “Yeah, we do too! The fins, the eyes, everything.” And that started a long conversation abut how my culture eats goat trotters and tripe, ox tails, … Read more 30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

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I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not make savory corn muffins? I mean, since dad has diabetes, it’s better to make savory than sweet, right? Because there’s really no keeping him away … Read more Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

Where to eat in Lima, Peru

Punto Azul best place to try local delights - Pic by Roz from Irish Nomads

Lima’s food scene is an eclectic fusion of cultures, mixing Andean ingredients with Asian influence from nineteenth century Chinese settlers. When you’re mapping out your Peru itinerary, plan to spend plenty of exploring the city’s gastronomical scene. Oh, and expect to gain a few pounds, or a tighter waistband, too. It’s worth it! The eclectic … Read more Where to eat in Lima, Peru

Where to eat in Bangkok

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A Tasty Food Guide from Sticks & Spoons On our Travels to Bangkok we have eaten a lot of great food; from street food to Fine Dining. It’s a vibrant, progressive and interesting restaurant scene with so much to explore if you love to Travel for Food like we do! Here is our top picks … Read more Where to eat in Bangkok

Gluten Free Sand Cake or Rice Cake Recipe

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I love sand cake. The soft grains melting in your mouth, the strong taste of butter… It tastes yummier than regular cake. And it’s so light and airy that you can’t stop at just one piece. What is sand cake? Well, it’s definitely not cake made of sand. Sand cake is the traditional East Indian … Read more Gluten Free Sand Cake or Rice Cake Recipe

Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

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We love breadfruit! It’s sometimes crispy and sometimes mulchy snack, depending on how you cook it. It’s also really a perfect family member of the jackfruit, although like every cousin, it’s really different. We only get breadfruit in India during Feb or March. It’s locally called नीरफणस or nir phanas in Marathi. It’s also called … Read more Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

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It is sad but not a lot of people know that Bir actually has a lot of amazing food spots to try out different cuisines and dishes here. Bir Billing is primarily famous as Asia’s Best Paragliding Site and has many monasteries, treks, etc. for you to check out here. But amongst all this, no … Read more Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

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I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie like we do almost every Sunday, I figured why not make them myself. You know, then I can have them whenever I want. Anyways, mom and dad … Read more Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

Traditional East Indian Kimad Recipe : Sukhala!

Ingredients for the East Indian Kimad - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So some nights it’s really cold outside and you need a liquid to warm your bones. That’s when the East Indian kimad makes a warm entrance into the hearth and home. Quite similar to mulled wine or brandy, the traditional East Indian kimad is a mix that keeps you warm on those cold nights. This … Read more Traditional East Indian Kimad Recipe : Sukhala!

Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche at La Mulata - Pic by Adam from Cartagena Explorer

I know that when I travel, one of the allures is getting the chance to treat myself to some good eating. As tourism continues to grow in Colombia, it’s no surprise that Cartagena, the country’s prime vacation destination, is increasingly becoming a foodie destination. This is great since I live here and get to try … Read more Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia

Where to eat in Havana, Cuba

La Guarida, Havana Cuba - Pic by Talek from Travels With Talek

The foodie scene in Havana is changing rapidly. Since the 90s, private enterprise restaurants known as “paladares” have been growing and creating increasingly innovative dishes. These eateries can consist of a couple of seats in someone’s private home to large venues. These paladares are helping Cuban food regain its reputation for fine cuisine and ensuring … Read more Where to eat in Havana, Cuba

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

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Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more 50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Where to Eat in Paris, France

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If you’re like most people, when you think of Paris, you think of food. And who could blame you? It’s hard to untangle the city from its candy-colored macarons, its airy soufflés, its adventurous gourmets. When I visit Paris (which is as often as possible), food is always the first thing on my mind. I … Read more Where to Eat in Paris, France

East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

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The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is a much lovelier version of the regular Maharastrian tamtar kusandi; using almost the same ingredients, but with a lot more zing. It’s the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner, and can also go well with just bread, chappatis or toast. Mom’s version of the tomato kusondi has found it’s … Read more East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

Mom’s Easy Chicken Soup Recipe (Gluten Free)

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The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Why chicken soup? Mom’s easy homemade chicken soup provides that instant relief from the weather’s vagaries. Mom’s creamy yet healthy chicken soup gets us bouncing … Read more Mom’s Easy Chicken Soup Recipe (Gluten Free)

Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Traditional Israeli dish at Dr. Shakshuka - Pic by Denise from The Navy Blonde

Israel has the best food in the world. I may be slightly biased since I lived there for 5 years, but the fresh produce; incredible dips like hummus and tahini; and the Middle Eastern take on Mediterranean food is hard to beat. While there are countless must-see places in Israel, one of my favorite cities … Read more Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

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Pancake Tuesday is just around the corner, and my friends have already called dibs on my mom’s pancake recipe. It’s the recipe she got from granny but tweaked a bit, and it’s perfect! Anyways, East Indians celebrate pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras with pancakes. They’re a bit different from chocolate pancakes which … Read more Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, … Read more Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Tu BiShvat Cookies

Bake until cookies are lightly golden – Pic by Renana from Renana’s Kitchen

Tu BiShvat is the Jewish holiday that occurs on the 15th of Shvat (Hebrew month) and is celebration of the New Year of the trees. The holiday marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The most common tree to bloom in … Read more Tu BiShvat Cookies

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

View from the Cabo De Rama Fort - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachTalpona BeachSan Jacinto IslandKerim BeachMorjim BeachCabo De Rama FortPalolem BeachSt. Augustine’s Tower Ruins Rita’s Gourment Cooking Class Butterfly Conservatory GoaKakolem BeachButterfly Beach POPULAR BEACHES AND DESTINATIONS IN GOACalangute BeachCotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCumbarjua CanalMapusa MarketNetravali Bubbling LakeArvalem CavesBaga BeachImmaculate Conception Church, PanjimPonda Street MarketCandolim Beach WHERE IS GOA?WHEN … Read more Unusual things to do in Goa, India

Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas Dishes from across the world - TheWingedFork

Traditional Christmas food and Christmas desserts for that special Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Lunch Gifts and stockings, and desserts and treats, and Santa and snow, and so much more. Wishes coming true and hope in the air. Love and laughter and everything good. Christmas is on it’s way. It’s almost time to prepare … Read more Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian Christmas sweets to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. We’re … Read more East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan: East Indian Series

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Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and were … Read more Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan: East Indian Series

50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. We’ve found that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some amazing European street foods and local foods that you must try. … Read more 50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat

Kanelbullar : Sweden’s Little Secret

A culture crafted pastry - Pic by Shelley from Niche Travel Design

AUTUMN | CINNAMON SEASON Growing up in the USA, autumn always brought a chill in the air, American football games, changing colors of trees and the lovely smell of cinnamon. Autumn is cinnamon season in the USA. Here in Sweden, however, cinnamon is a year round spice and cinnamon buns or kanelbullar, are an everyday event. … Read more Kanelbullar : Sweden’s Little Secret

East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

Bombil Pickle is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing! What’s a Bombay Duck? By the way, did you know that the Bombil fish in English … Read more East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Dahi Puri at Elco Pani Puri Centre in Mumbai

Street Food and Local Restaurants in India that you must visit to try or eat at least once Indian food is most delicious food in the world! Okay, maybe not the sole winner among food around the world, but Indian dishes are definitely some of the most loved snacks and dinners in the world. Street … Read more Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania

Church at Trakai - Pic by Rhiannon from Gypsy Heart

Vilnius is not the most likely or well known city at the top of most peoples Europe bucket lists. I must admit, I knew next to nothing about it and had never considered it as my next destination before I met Dov. I met Dov when we were both backpacking in Cambodia, and ended up … Read more Why you should visit Vilnius, Lithuania

What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Murabba or Chunda - By Abby from TheWingedFork

Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye.  What is … Read more East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the centuries – Boon Bay, Bombain, Mombayn, Bombaym, Monbaym, Mombaym, Bombay, Mombaim, Bambaye, Bombeye, Bombaiim, and … Read more Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas Vakarienei? We couldn’t … Read more What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

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Brown balls and white balls. Those are our punny names for gulab jamuns or rosgullas. But I’ve not heard any jokes about honey balls or snow balls yet. Is it because East Indian honey balls or snow balls are lesser known and only belong to a small part of society? Honey balls or snow balls are … Read more Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii : Things to see and do

Turtle Bay Hawaii – By Sarah from BordersandBucketlists

The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has found its middle ground as a place that both tourists and locals love.  The one winding road along this part of the island can lead you to so many different experiences – if you know where to look. Where to Relax Pretend to Be a Local Being a … Read more North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii : Things to see and do

East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Salad Recipe

Cuchumber kadmat - refreshing East Indian salad

Summers comes around and you know it’s time for Kadmat or Cuchumber. Nope not cucumber, Cuchumber! It’s the traditional East Indian salad that dad makes as soon as the raw mangoes start coming around in April. And we can’t get enough of it. I mean who wouldn’t? Every East Indian makes Cuchumber as often as … Read more East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Salad Recipe

Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

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Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. … Read more Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

Best local Ice Creams in the World

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Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more Best local Ice Creams in the World

Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Bombay, India

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Aromas Café, Juhu, Bombay, India Think of ice cream and I think of Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Mumbai, India. I had been there for lunch with my friend Sushma. The wide glass windows gave the cafe a very spacious and positive feel. We could sit and relax for hours without being bothered to leave immediately … Read more Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Bombay, India

Goat Tripe – Vajri Khudi Curry : East Indian Series

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So next up is the East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi. What is Vajri in English? Tripe? What is tripe? The stomach of ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, giraffe and more. We usually use goat tripe. Why not cow tripe? Well, because it’s banned in Maharashtra. A lot of the younger … Read more Goat Tripe – Vajri Khudi Curry : East Indian Series

Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

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Easter! Spring and redemption and everything anew. New life in Jesus and new life on earth. A celebration of hope!  And sweets! Or eggs rather? Legend tells that quite like Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the Easter bunny called ‘Easter’ along with the spring bunny come with egg filled baskets to the homes of children. They … Read more Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

The pool and the luxurious diwans near the Amer fort wall - TheWingedFork

UPDATE: As of September 2018, the Lodge at Amer is no longer under the flagship of Lebua. “Lebua ae Lebua. Lebua ae Lebua.” I won’t tell you which family member was singing that song as we drove up the dusty path to the Lebua Lodge at Amer. I’ll just tell you that this family member … Read more Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

Turkenbrunnen atop the Schlossberg in Graz - TheWingedFork

I loved my stay in beautiful Graz. It’s the second largest city in Austria, with a population that’s ten times that of another beautiful Austrian city, Feldkirch that my sis and I visited last October. It used to be a centre of commerce in the Middle Ages, with architecture still reminiscent of times past, and is a UNESCO … Read more 13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

Let’s talk about Ice Cream

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The jingle of the ice cream truck. Most favorite memories from childhood are made of these. Today Faith from XYUandBeyond shares her favorite Ice Cream Memories. 🙂 Ice Cream Memories As kids, both hubs and I immigrated to Canada at the age of around 8 years old (not together lol). At that age, of course, … Read more Let’s talk about Ice Cream

Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

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Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you re?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the bakery on the corner to bring pav men. That pav is better than Bertrand’s pav men. So nice and soft-soft. My dokra Aggie … Read more Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Elco's Bhel Puri is a delicious mix of sev, puffed rice, and more

Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Special East Indian Chicken Tope Recipe

East-Indian-Special-Tope-ready-- Sarah -TheWingedFork

East Indian Tope, a marriage of our Portuguese cultural inheritance with our Maharashtrian Indian roots. It’s the perfect all in one meal at any time. In continuing with the East Indian Series, Sarah from TheWingedFork talks about cooking this yummy recipe. It was my turn to help mom in the kitchen yesterday, and we were … Read more Special East Indian Chicken Tope Recipe

Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Wild-dinner at Koller - TheWingedFork

It was pretty late by the time we got into Salzburg on the Eurail and checked into our hotel, Der Salzburger Hof. It was hardly a 10-minute walk from the Salzburg train station aka Salzburg Hauptbahnhof; and thankfully we were in the main part of the hotel and not the annex. So smile 🙂 Anyway, … Read more Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

About Sorpotel or Sarapatel Sorpotel or Sarpatel or Sarapatel, the dish that makes mouths water anywhere it’s served, no matter how you spell it. And as we always say, our East Indian version tastes ten times better than the Goan version of this age old traditional Portuguese recipe. Wink wink! Today, the versatile Jude Fernandes, … Read more Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

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 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

Of Vajri Curries and Trotters Khudi : East Indians?

Mom's sweet Sorpotel - TheWingedFork

East Indians? My community is disappearing. What once was a thriving community in the heart of Bombay is now vanishing; and with it, all our traditions and culture. In a city of 22 million people, there are hardly 5 lakh East Indians left. Or was that 5 lakh across the globe? The salt on the … Read more Of Vajri Curries and Trotters Khudi : East Indians?

What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?

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Amsterdam is the destination Amsterdam is a very famous tourist destination with millions of tourists coming into the city every year. A lot of its popularity comes from activities that would not go down well in my line of work if I was to participate. So that leaves the question what do you do on … Read more What do you do in Amsterdam when called for a last-minute business trip?

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

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A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the … Read more Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

A mid week retreat at The Retreat

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So the gang of cousins decided we needed a mid week retreat at The Retreat Hotel in Madh Island. Mid week since one cousin works on weekends, and there’s less of a crowd holidaying. Anyway we got there on the 8th of March at around 11 am, and were greeted with welcome drinks of either … Read more A mid week retreat at The Retreat

Enchiladas: A Taste of Home and a bit of Spice

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I live in the United Kingdom and to be brutally honest, their food is not the best. They tend to lack the flavour that South Americans are used to. Most of the meals I tasted after moving to the country have been a bit bland to the taste. Even though I’ve been living here for … Read more Enchiladas: A Taste of Home and a bit of Spice

Love you more than cake

Colour Cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

‘Malaysia, let’s go to Malaysia.’ ‘What, why?’ ‘Because I want Kek Lapis Sarawak.’ ‘Have it imported.’ ‘But I want to learn how to make it too. Let’s go, pleeease…’ But we didn’t go. Malaysia beckons from a distance, but for now we pretend our ears are closed. Well, the boss wouldn’t give us leave anyway. … Read more Love you more than cake

One Wine Day in SA!

South Africa Wine Region - TheWingedFork

It was some time ago that I visited the beautiful country of South Africa with my folks… and what an amazing experience it was! We saw plenteous stunning places, but the one that stood out the most for its scenic beauty and landscape was the Winelands. It being the first leg of our journey, we … Read more One Wine Day in SA!

Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

At The Top of Doi Ithanon - The Highest Spot in Thailand - TheWingedFork

“Not going to Bangkok or Pattaya? Not even Krabi or Koh Samui? Are you Serious? But that’s where all our Indian brethren always go!” Our friends had a bit of a puzzled expression on their face when we announced we were off to Chiang Mai. My response was a slight grimace, followed by a long … Read more Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

How do you add balloons to a heart cake?

The final Balloon Heart Cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The balloon question How do you add balloons to a heart cake? That was the question my sister was just thrown. She had just received an order for a surprise cake for a first wedding anniversary. Her client Karishma wanted to surprise her brother Bhavin and sister-in-law Esha with an eggless cake that had hearts … Read more How do you add balloons to a heart cake?

Crafting a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake

Lightning McQueen – Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

And then there was the child in India called Arnav who loved Lightning McQueen. So his mom ordered a Lightning McQueen cake from my sister, Sarah for his 4th birthday. And although we’ve seen a few lightning McQueen cakes before, we haven’t seen one with a checkerboard sponge inside. So Sarah set out on her … Read more Crafting a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake

Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar

Stefanie and Sarah at Buschenschank Schaar - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

One of the stops on our autumn Austrian trip was Graz. We spent two nights there which was quite enough to see the entire city. Having a limited number of days off, we were deliberating between Klagenfurt and Graz, but Graz won because of the Schloßberg or Schlossberg. It was a good climb. But that’s … Read more Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar

J’ai mangé des vers! : Eating worms in France

Worms are good Futuroscope along with Foie gras ice cream at-Futuroscope in France - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Getting to Futuroscope in Poitiers It was almost a year ago now. I remember waking up early to the smell of fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast. The perks of travelling in France with your boyfriend! It was a long 2 hour drive from Sables D’Olonne to Poitiers and we wanted to get there before … Read more J’ai mangé des vers! : Eating worms in France

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