Friday, 29 January 2016

The Perfect Party Food to Cheer Your Favorite Team during T20 matches

Oh yes this fan has it right. The Indian cricket team is currently HOTTER than mum's curry winning seven T20 matches on the trot. We are all hoping for India to maintain their prolific form and go for Glory in the T20 World Cup 2016. Its sure going to be an uphill task for teams as they try to beat us in our own backyard.

But have you taken care of everything before the big games? Invites to friends? And what about the food? How will you punch up the standard party fare so that your guests enjoy fresh flavors but do not feel too full? Help is at hand. Wicked Spoon Confessions lists some delectable and perfect party foods for hosting a perfect party during the T20 matches.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Indulge with London Dairy’s Signature Flavor- Strawberry Cheesecake

“Every once in a while, a girl needs to indulge herself”, announced Sarah Jessica Parker from my television screen. Yeah, right. A few girls had monster bosses, I thought. It was yet another Friday evening where I had carried work home. And missed a getaway planned eons ago to a friend’s farmhouse surrounded by a strawberry farm. How did me, a carefree little girl turn into this workaholic cranky adult?? I mused. But no time for musings, my computer screen sprung into life reminding me of the 40-slide presentation to be readied by Monday morning. It was going to a boring weekend…. again. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Review: Seafood Festival at South of Vindhyas, The Orchid Mumbai.

If the world is my oyster, then I will have it with some lime” we thought while looking at the fresh oysters on display at The Orchid, Mumbai. We had made a foodie quote :) But there were 30 varieties of fish like Pomfret, Surmai, Basa, Mackerel, Tuna, Shellfish, Mandeli (Golden Anchovies), Bombil (Bombay Duck) and crustaceans like King Prawns, Lobsters and Crabs waiting. Did we make quotes for all? Nah…we just sat down to relish them one by one.

We were at The Orchid Mumbai’s #seafoodfestival that had 30 handpicked varieties of fish on the display that patrons could choose to have it their way or choose delectable dishes from the a-la-carte seafood menu. Tempted? Wait till you see the pictures :)

Friday, 22 January 2016

What Your Coffee Says About You

We absolutely love coffee and sure you do too but did you know your coffee habits can unveil quite a bit about your personality. Already interested we guess and so here is some interesting info on what your Cup of coffee says About You.

Use your imagination and be creative on this one as the results can be quite subjective :) and all you serious coffee connoisseurs take a chill pill.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

10 Popular Open Air Restaurants Across India

Life in buzzing metro cities is becoming quite mechanical and often we long to get in touch with Mother Nature and relax in her lap. Well, we can’t just leave everything and take up an ascetic way of life. But surely, we can connect with Mother Nature in some small little ways. For food lovers, who love to eat out and experiment different types of cuisines and restaurants, alfresco or open-air dining is a boon to enjoy their favorite food in a natural ambience, with a view of blue skies, shining stars or gleaming sun, and a whiff of fresh air.

Wicked Spoon Confessions brings to you 10 most popular open-air restaurants in India.

Monday, 18 January 2016

No Shortcuts To Happiness and Cooking a Perfect Dish

Whether one is cooking daily for loved ones or preparing community food for thousands, cooking can elevate the soul to great heights. I particularly love cooking for my family and basking in their compliments when I put up a perfect dish on the table. In fact, I love every step that’s involved- shopping for perfect ingredients, chopping the vegetables while humming my favorite song, the aromas wafting in my house and my family popping their impatient self’s in the kitchen every now and then asking “What’s Cooking, Good Looking? :)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Review: Chef Sweety Singh invites you to indulge in Rivaayat at Trident, Bandra Kurla

We had heard a lot of Chef Sweety Singh and his passion for serving traditional Punjabi delicacies to one and all. So when Trident, Bandra Kurla invited us to savor its well-appreciated “Rivaayat Food Festival” during the on going Lohri festival (celebrated to mark the onset of harvest season) off we went. En-route, our foodie partner could not resist asking us if we had skipped breakfast, to enjoy the rich and robust Punjabi flavors!!! We smiled; well…someone was going to be surprised.

11 Breakfast Joints Serving Delicious Food

Well, we all want to start our day on a positive note; and what better way than to have a hearty and delicious meal early in the morning. After all, the breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Of course, a meal becomes hearty and happening when it comprises a large variety of delicious dishes to choose from. However, preparing such a meal is usually not possible at home—at least not regularly; unless you are a master chef yourself!

This time we bring to you a list of some awesome joints from across India where you can have a sumptuous breakfast with your family and start your day with a big smile. So, read on and maybe you will find about an outlet from your city which you probably didn’t know about yet!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil For Health and Beauty

While most of us are familiar with coconut oil often described as the “healthiest oil on earth”, virgin coconut oil is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world in comparison to ordinary coconut oil and is known for its fragrance, taste, antioxidants and loads of benefits. The lists of its merits are endless

Extracted from the fruit of the coconut tree known as "Kalpavriksha" in Sanskrit which means a wish-fulfilling divine tree, Wicked Spoon Confessions lists the many benefits of using virgin coconut oil.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Review: New Seasonal Menu at Mamagoto, the Fun Pan-Asian Restaurant

We love the lure of hot food in winters. As the temperature drops, we love feeling snug with food that’s tasty & comforting. And if the food promises a soulful experience with distinctive flavors from the streets and tube stations of Japan, to resist is a crime. So we did not and headed to Mamagoto- the fun and quirky Pan Asian restaurant chain to try their seasonal menu featuring dumplings, Ramen Bowls and new Cocktails.

Spicy Mushroom Dumplings

Friday, 8 January 2016

Benefits of Olive Oil for Health and Beauty

The Greek Poet Homer described it as “Liquid Gold” and Hippocrates a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles called it “The Great Healer”

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking and soaps, and was also used as a fuel for traditional lamps. Although originating in the Mediterranean countries, today it is used worldwide with Greece having the highest olive oil intake per person in the world.

With unparalleled health advantages and research revealing more benefits every day, Wicked Spoon Confessions lists some of the many benefits of Olive oil and grades available in the market to choose from.

Celebration is Just a Click Away with Gifts and Cakes in Dubai

Dubai is a vastly growing world economy and a top-notch choice for tourism. Dubai attracts you with its superlative craving optimism- we are talking about tallest five star in the world, tallest building in the world, biggest mall and much more, buzzing energy, endless opportunities and openness towards all cultures. This fascinating city embraces people from all over the world in its fold and has attracted a lot of Indians to seek employment too. It’s almost possible that we may have at least one of our dear ones based in Dubai.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

12 Amazing places to stay from around the world

In this big wide and wonderful world no matter what the destination, we always want to stay in a hotel generously blessed in vistas or are architecturally unique.

Given the overwhelming choices of hotel, Wicked Spoon Confessions lists 12 Amazing places to stay from around the world that definitely need to be added to your bucket list.

Friday, 1 January 2016

10 Popular Pickles of India

The word Pickle is derived from a Dutch word PEKEL which means brine. To pickle means to marinate vegetables or fruits in brine/vinegar/vinaigrette for preservation and longevity. Pickling as a process came into being some 4000 years ago, where the seasonal produce was pickled to be consumed in the non-seasonal period.

Achar, uppinakaayi, lonacha, oorukai, ooragaya……different names- but all refer to one and only thing, our beloved, lip smacking, finger licking, yummy “PICKLE”.

We are a pickle nation…. Pickling in India is not a process, it’s a tradition. A reason for the family to bond. We love our pickles like babies—tending and caring for months. The process of pickling involves a lot of discipline, dedication and patience. In many households pickling is done as an annual ritual, where ladies (mostly of a joint family) get together under one roof to set kilos of pickle for the entire clan. Every region has its favourite pickle and every family has a traditional and authentic recipe to boast off.

Wicked Spoon Confessions brings to you some favourite Indian pickles from every region, to get your mouth watering in this chilly season!