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What to expect at a gaye holud (part of Bengali wedding celebrations)

Nora's holud was held 2 weeks before the wedding ceremony (which was last night; watch this space!). It was my first sneak peak into the elaborate celebrations of the Bengali culture. I have put...
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Nora and Yaz’s Bangladesh-style wedding feast

The Bengali wedding consists of a series of sophisticated celebrations, including the bride's holud ceremony (sort of like the bridal shower), which I had attended 2 weeks ago. The wedding reception of course was...
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Review: India Cookbook + 3 tried and tested recipes

No other cuisine frightens me more in the kitchen than Indian food. Don't get me wrong, I love eating it, but preparing it from scratch is a whole other thing! So, I've been putting off...
Eating with your hands by Rakehee Chandra-Smyth

Mind Your Manners: Eating With Your Hands

Eat with Your Hands was the title of a book by a New York chef and the subject of an article in January 2012 in the New York Times. It got me thinking. In many...
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Bombay Street Kitchen, Glebe, Sydney

For a few years now, street food has been steadily making its way into Sydney's appetites. From Greek street food at the likes of Zeus to Vietnamese street food at eateries such as So...

Abhi’s Indian Restaurant celebrates 25 years (North Strathfield, Sydney)

Founded by chef Kumar Mahadevan, Abhi's Indian (named after his son Abhinav) at North Strathfield has been setting the benchmark for Indian cuisine in Sydney since 1990. The family also run Aki's Indian at Woolloomooloo,...
SpiceVine marinades lined up

Markets in May + SpiceVine Marinades

The month of May is fast approaching and, just as we did in a feature story this time last year, it's time to celebrate the annual 'Markets in May' campaign! As is tradition, the...
Kammadhenu, Newtown

Kammadhenu

Kammadhenu has a menu which satisfies many Asian tastebuds. They have vast options available, categorically split by starters, curries, vegetarian, goat, egg, lamb, beef, chicken, seafood, rice/noodle, kothu roti, hoppers, breads, desserts and extras!...

What’s a Curry?

The British while in India cultivated a taste for spices. Upon their return home they attempted to create those exotic flavours that they loved in India. The result was ‘curry powder’! The word ‘curry’ is...
Vasandha-Bhavan, Homebush

Vasandha Bhavan

When an Indian restaurant gets the nod of approval from a local Indian resident, it's a must try. Today, Betty excitedly lets me know that Vasandha Bhavan is a restaurant her Indian friend would...

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