Thursday, 26 May 2016

7 Different Ways of Eating a Burger

“I still eat a burger at a counter with ketchup dripping down my face" crooned a very good looking
Scarlett Johansson once. That got us thinking. About burgers and the ways people love eating them.
Found in every part of the world and a favorite among various age groups from freckled teenagers to the wiser generation, burgers have endeared themselves to a variety of foodies. Restaurants across the country compete for proving their mettle as the one that serves the most juiciest delectable burger and food lovers talk about trips taken in search of such the perfect burger.

A Burger consists of a grilled seasoned patty-veg or non veg as per choice, served in a bun, along with condiments like ketchup, mustard and/or mayonnaise with some lettuce, tomato and onion slices and cheese. There are many burger varieties that can be enjoyed in hole in the wall diners, pubs, fine dine restaurants or as a take away from a fast food joint. People enjoy eating their burger in different ways and believe us that does tell a little bit about your personality. Lets take a look at a few such traits.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Caring Hands Initiative by ICICI Lombard.

Look around and you shall notice a substantial number of children wearing glasses nowadays. During a child's first 12 years, 80 percent of all learning comes through vision and though eye health is an important factor in child development a lot of children suffer from undetected vision problems. Increasing competitive pressure, new technology, poor dietary habits & lifestyle, lack of proper nutrients required for optimal eye health are some of the factors that affect ocular health in children. According to WHO report, 90 % of visually impaired people are from low income settings and this puts a lot of underprivileged children at risk.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

My Funfilled Journey on #KurkureFamilyExpress, India's First Food Train.

There is something magical about train journeys. The lazy pace of the trains has fascinated renowned authors, filmmakers, photographers and common people over the years. In fact my best memories of  family bonding has been during my childhood days as we made the quintessential train journey to my hometown. Years passed and somewhere in the hyper connected world, these journeys stopped. Recently, when we got a chance to hop on to India's first food train #KurkureFamilyExpress the excitement set in as we looked forward to rediscover the magic.

Know your Sushi

Sushi is the most popular Japanese dish outside of Japan prepared using vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients such as raw seafood (neta), vegetables, and tropical fruits.

For the Indian palate, sushi might be acquired taste which grows over a period of time. A common misconception is that sushi is only made of raw seafood, however there are some vegetarian options as well.

For health conscious folks, sushi is a nutritional meal considering the fresh ingredients which are low on fat and high on proteins, vitamins and minerals. The seafood ingredients are great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial for healthy heart functioning. Well don’t be surprised why Japanese people have one of the longest life expectancy of any people in the world.

Sushi is often served with pickled ginger (Gari), wasabi and soy sauce (Shoyu). Wasabi has antimicrobial properties which may reduce the risk of food poisoning and pickled ginger is eaten in between sushi courses to cleanse the palate and aid in digestion and not as an additional topping. You can also use the ginger to brush your sushi with soy sauce using your chopsticks. In Japan green tea (known as Agari in sushi vocabulary) is served together with sushi.

Sushi is a popular part of a Bento Box meal (single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine very similar to our very own tiffin). 

Let’s take a look at the popular types of sushi which will make ordering easy next time you visit a Japanese restaurant.

Monday, 23 May 2016

How To Use Chopsticks

Many of us swear that the real fun in eating Indian food is with our hands. Similarly, Asian food connoisseurs love using chopsticks as they relish their favorite dishes. Using chopsticks might look easy but it takes lot of practice and patience before you can perfect the art. Here is a visual guide to using chopsticks the right way and believe us it may take time but its way too much fun too.

Monday, 16 May 2016

5 Reasons to Visit The White Owl Brewery & Bistro

There are many things that attract food lovers to a place- gourmet cuisine, attentive service, comfortable vibe, chic interiors, location and of course the choice of tipple. And if one gets to enjoy all of this at a single place, its no less than a gourmet jackpot!!! The busy metropolitan area of Lower Parel, Mumbai has become a foodie paradise in recent times with multiple corporate parks with a young crowd that is always on a hunt for cool places to hang out . Not only food but the buzzing gourmet scene also boasts of innovative cocktails, paired menus and craft beers. Though many of us may have already tried artisan craft beers across cities and at The White Owl Brewery & Bistro at Mumbai, Wicked Spoon Confessions gives you 5 reasons to keep visiting this brewpub....and if you haven't then you will soon. And no its not because we love everything that comes in cute Owl shapes :)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Refreshing Summer Salads

Cold salads are one of the best methods to beat the summer heat in a healthy and refreshing way. Apart from their numerous health benefits, salads add flavour and colour to your plate and are easy to put together. It is always best to eat more of seasonal fruits and vegetables and salads are a best way to include them in your diet.

Wicked Spoon Confessions brings you some delicious salads that you would make you feel refreshed and healthy.