Dhampur Speaks — global

THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s, chuskis and golas were your dreams, whose mention gave you goosebumps, as the Indian traveller hadn’t ventured into global cuisines enroute his many globe-trotting escapades. Over the decades, traditionally-inspired chefs remodelled the once-taboo street-treats into a new avatar, actually a gourmet delicacy, in restaurants and ice-cream bars. The ‘loved-by-one-and-all’ roadside Kala khatta ‘chuski’ aka ice gola aka ice cream soda float- the one that tops the list of guilty pleasures of the edible variety- the one that was a cult- has repearedly been reinvented into hand-crafted signature molecular desserts and...

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Is sugarcane only a villian?

Is sugarcane only a villian?

“Don’t cut trees”, is what I’ve heard ever since I was a child. “Use less paper", “Don’t waste paper”, is what I find myself telling everyone in office, all the time, and this isn’t even over-rated. Thanks to the e-revolution, normal snail mail is replaced by email and technology has certainly reduced our dependence on paper. Ironically enough, we, the generation ’Z’, have started using more plastic bottles, and plastic-ware in the kitchen. Some sane minds have started paper straws and disposable paper-ware boxes for food. Albeit, it is still paper! Still not eco-friendly enough. We talk about being eco-friendly,...

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