Oh! You’ve got to try the food, people tell you when you book a trip to — well, practically anywhere these days. This is, in one sense, self-evident: A person cannot live on bottled water alone. But it also speaks to how much our tongues and bellies shape our view of the rest of the world. Your friends may not have been to Thailand, but they do know the wonders of pad Thai and green papaya salad. They may not have been to Beirut, but just ask their opinion on what makes great hummus.
Food from around the country!! See that warm smile that has crept to your face and the drool that has started doing the rounds of your mouth? We’ve spotted a fellow foodie. If you were a little disillusioned about what regional foods are good and which you could travel all the way across the country for, here is our comprehensive list for you. Keep your bucket list ready and add any, some or all of the under to the list!
1. The Bakers Dozen
The Baker’s Dozen is an exclusive artisan’s bakery situated in Mumbai’s four prime locations. They are known for its fine European bread and buns, gourmet sandwiches, homemade dips, and coffee. Their goodies are freshly baked and mouthwatering, tempting customers from all over Mumbai.
Big chains like KFC and McDonalds, Dominos etc are constantly introducing new elements in their menu, or rehash their old menu to attract customers.
Cafes with appealing interiors and cozy settings have a charm of their own and come on, don’t we all love spending time with a cup of coffee, good food and not to forget, great company (including books since they don’t disappoint us; at least 80% of times).
Do you even need a blogger title to go for a hunt of picturesque insta worthy cafes in the capital? Every millennial’s insta goal is to get an ideal Instagram picture for their aesthetic feed. Guess we are living in the best times, because recently there has been a surge of cute, quirky, straight-out-of-fairytale cafes in Delhi.
Delhi and Delhi-ites are known as much for their insatiable appetites as they are for the unending variety of food found in the city. Any cuisine, Indian or international, you name it, we have it. But what really captures the essence of the city is the street food that changes colour and taste but gets only better with discovering the city.
How about a meal under the stars where you can enjoy the wind in your hair, panoramic views before your eyes, a thirst-quenching cocktail in your hand, and oodles of good food in your mouth? If this sounds tempting, head to these amazing rooftop cafes:
Crisp winter tide and misty mornings are making its way in Delhi, but don’t be sullen about the brief days and nippy winds, there is much to let loose. Time to get over the unchanging fine dining routine and get what the winter air and soothing sun has to offer. Get off the nutshell and visit Delhi’s many cafes to order appetising food and sugar-coated sweet as you bathe in the golden sun.
Raw food items sold in most city markets have Lead concentration far above the permissible limit and can permanently damage key human organs, a survey conducted by the Geological Survey of India has found.
Samples of raw food items like polished rice, red lentil ,red spinach, chicken, fish, biscuits, spice and a common medicinal herb , collected from 12 markets in the city showed a mean Lead concentration between 3.78 and 43.35 mg/kg.
“The mean Lead concentration found in the raw food materials is very high compared to the threshold value of 2.5mg/kg specified by Food Safety & Standards Regulation (2011), India,” senior scientist of the GSI, Avijit Das, who headed the group conducting the two-year study, said Sunday.
As per the American and European standards, the current reference range for acceptable blood Lead-concentration in a healthy human being, without excessive exposure to environmental sources of Lead, is less than 0.05 mg/L for children whereas it is less than 0.25 mg/L for adults.
Prolonged exposure of lead, which is a highly toxic element, to humans can cause permanent damage to the kidneys, liver and hematologic systems.
Children are more at risk because lead exposure can reverse their brain growth and cause irreversible damage to their overall well being.
The study, conducted by leading scientists of the GSI, also found that about 75 per cent of the Lead contamination in the food items sold in Kolkata markets, were contributed by atmospheric Lead, mainly produced by the combustion of diesel.
Apart from collecting soil and vegetable samples from Dhapa ground, alongside the EM Bypass, for the study of Lead contamination, the scientists had also collected street dust samples from major roads of the northern and southern parts of the city for the study.
“Coal samples were collected from Jharia and Ranigunj to assess the presence of atmospheric lead from the use of coal while Galena (ore of Lead) samples from Alwar (Rajasthan) were brought to calculate the Lead Isotopic Ratio (LIR) of Indian lead,” Das said adding, rain water and diesel samples were collected from city markets for the study.