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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Food History


From Babur to Jahangir, how the Mughal empire enriched Indian cuisine

November 24, 2019 6:01 pm

How Mughal rule enriched Indian cuisines

The world in an Indian dish: How well do you know your Paneer Makhani?

October 04, 2018 1:36 pm

Chillies came from Mexico. Tomatoes came from Mexico too. Enjoy this excerpt from The History of India for Children by Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia.

A Bitter Aftertaste

May 12, 2018 12:11 am

The great Greek conqueror Alexander’s soldiers are said to have marvelled, in 326 BC, at Indian cane sugar — “honey without bees”, as they put it. Several Hindustani sayings link the consumption of sugar with auspicious occasions.

‘Bread chose me’

May 11, 2018 12:34 am

For the past four years, Sumitran, 56, an executive coach, has been championing sourdough, a process of bread-making that goes back 5,000 years.

Mangoes, peaches, watermelons make the Indian summer bearable: A look at how they came to be so popular

June 11, 2017 10:13 am

Activities of kings, nobles, farmers, traders and scientists have contributed to the oeuvre of Indian summer fruits. The Grand Trunk Road once was lined with mulberry trees by the Mughal rulers and their feudatories.