Adad Paak Gujarati Recipe ~ Tribute by Anita Badani to Ba

January 26, 2011
Adad Paak Gujarati Mithai

In many traditional Rajasthani & Gujarati homes, a must-make delicacy during winter-time is laddoos made from crunchy, edible resin crystals combined in divine proportions with ingredients such as pepper, dry ginger & nuts, all of which have heating properties, making […]

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Terra Madre Day ~ Going Slow Today for My Mother Earth

December 13, 2010
Traditional Recipes - Terra Madre Chennai

‘The Traditional Connect’ is what Jigyasa and myself titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Across the globe, this day was celebrated in an endless number of ways this year, from small gatherings to […]

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Malli, Chennai’s First Food Magazine

December 9, 2010
Malli, Chennai’s First Food Magazine

MALLI – Chennai’s first food magazine is here – three cheers to the lovely Kavita Chesetty and her team at www.malli.in. Interesting content, excellent layout & lovely photographs – it is indeed another feather in Chennai’s cap. When Kavita came […]

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Unique ingredients tossed together to make a special person…My Friend

November 26, 2010
jigyasa-pratibha-at-pedathas-house-blore1

  She decided she’d be a Hindi Pandit when she was barely 8. She is one today. She learnt at a very young age to wake up at 4 am and pray. She does it even now. Her curiosity to […]

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Punjabi Rajma Recipe ~ My Wonderful Neighbour Sulakshana Arora

October 12, 2010
Rajma ki sabzi

Sometimes you do things because you believe in them. And sometimes because others believe that you can do them. You are lucky when you find people who believe in you, who inspire you, who prod you on to achieve and […]

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Fruit Cobbler ~ Randi’s Best Buddies and Children’s Fun Recipe

October 8, 2010
Randi's best buddies

Randi Lewin, our friend and cookbook author from Colorado, writes, “We had a cold and wet snow storm last week which wreaked havoc all over this mountain. The electricity went out of over 40,000 homes for over 3 days. (God […]

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Perfect Sattu Recipe for Rakhi ~ My Dependable Friend Rajshree Maheshwari

August 18, 2010
Sattu for Rakhi - Rajshree recipe

As the day of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi which means a wristband tied on a brother’s wrist by his sister, approaches every year in the month of August, I receive the tastiest assortment of ‘Sattus’ from my dear […]

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Enjoying Phuket holiday

July 5, 2010
Marriott Cafe Looks Inviting

My Phuket holiday – I am still in the overwhelming phase of having just returned from a lovely trip to Phuket. We stayed at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa – Thailand. The hotel website’s description is accurate: “…an […]

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Paris, Elise & Fennel Salad Recipe

March 2, 2010

Paris was splendid, and what made it extra special was our friend Elise. We are back home with a heart full of lovely memories – and every moment of those memories is linked with her.   Elise often travels to […]

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Bajra Roti Upma Recipe from Mahanandi – Delicious Indian Vegetarian Snack

February 5, 2010
Bajra Roti Upma Recipe

Indira of Mahanandi – a blogger who has inspired so many people to cook, to blog, and continues to do so with her penchant for perfection. Her passion for what she does is evident in every post at her site. […]

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Nine Sutras to Live By ~ Hermeneutician Raimon Panikkar

January 23, 2010
Raimon Pannkar Dwelling wisdom

    Ever since I read these resolutions from “The dwelling place for wisdom” by Raimon Panikkar a few years ago, they come to mind whenever something new emerges, be it the new year or a friend’s birthday. I think […]

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My Mother’s Masala Uppumav Recipe ~ Cookbook Author Sabita Radhakrishna

November 2, 2009
Masala Uppumav Recipe

Here is another delightful Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the cookbook author from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother – Mrs. Leela Chander – an elderly lady with youthful smiles and enthusiasm. I met her along with Jigyasa […]

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Mummy’s Potato Dill Fry ~ Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna

October 25, 2009
Potato Dill Fry Recipe

Potato Dill Fry ~ a delicious Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the culinary expert from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander, who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita […]

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Inheriting Culinary Skills ~ Sabita Radhakrishna & Her Mother, Smt. Leela Chander

October 15, 2009
Beautiful Mom Leela - Daughter Sabita

Sabita Radhakrishna, the popular cookbook author from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander,who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita is a food columnist and broadcaster and was associated for […]

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Original Rugelach Cookies, Colorado Flowers & Randi’s Nostalgia

October 8, 2009
Randi's butterfly

Randi Levin’s emails always arrive with a photograph of whatever has caught her attention last – a butterfly, spring greenery, autumn leaves – allowing us a peek into the high mountains of Colarado where she lives.   Like Jigyasa and […]

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Traditional Kerala Meal from Ammini’s cookbook Grains, Greens & Grated Coconut

July 29, 2009
Traditional Kerala Meal

Reading Ammini’s “Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts” has been so inspiring that on an impulse, I decided to cook an entire KERALA meal from her book. It was not easy deciding the menu, for I am not yet very familiar […]

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Ellukari Kerala Recipe with Cookbook Author Ammini ~ A Tribute to Amma

June 11, 2009
Ellukari Kerala Recipe

When passion and diligence combine, perfection becomes a natural boon…it is then that great works are created. “Grains, Greens and Grated coconuts” by our good friend Ammini Ramachandran, is one such boon to the world of cookbooks.   It is […]

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Pizza Toast Recipe ~ Tribute to Grace by Son Mark Antrobus aka Govind

April 4, 2009
Mother Son Tribute with Pizza Toast

This post is a tribute from a devoted son for his mother. The tribute recipe is Pizza Toast, a delicious vegetarian recipe perfected by Mark Antrobus for his mother, the wise beautiful Grace.   Jigyasa and myself were first introduced […]

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Summer Tomato Soup & Hot Apples Recipe ~ Anne-Katrin & Mom’s Magic

February 19, 2009
Anne-Katrin Mom Daughter

This post features family recipes – Hot Apples Recipe & Summer Tomato Soup – shared by German cookbook author Anne-Katrin. The recipes are her childhood favourites and loved by her children as well.   During our trip to Beijing in […]

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Naani’s Chana Masala Recipe ~ Tribute by Radhika Mohan

February 19, 2009
Chana Masala

Radhika Mohan, our friend and freelance writer from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother with her specialty dish – Punjabi Chana Masala, a side-dish with chick peas. She sent this recipe to Jigyasa and myself when we had hosted […]

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