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Saanya Gulati's Blog, Tricoloured Crostini

You know what they say about freedom: nothing says it better than food. Okay, I have no idea if anyone actually says that, but that's besides the point. The point being that today marks India's 70th year of freedom. What some may call the original Brexit, or All India Bhackchod calls 'the day India resigned.' (which if you watched yet, you definitely should!) Coincidentally,…

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There is an iconic scene from the movie Chocolat, when the Comte de Renauld, mayor of the small French village, sneaks into Vianne Rocher’s chocolaterie to destroy it - convinced that it is leading the citizens of his town astray from their faith. An eccentric battle ensues where he mercilessly cuts the head of a chocolate-sculpted woman and proceeds to…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Coffee Tales

I’m a big fan of London’s café culture, but I have one quibble: the coffee is never hot enough. If you’re one of those people who actually wait for their coffee to cool down, you probably think I’m crazy. I’m well aware of it. I am accustomed to quizzical looks from Baristas, and friends who make the mistake of offering…

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It’s 9 AM. In the midst of four family members scrambling around to get dressed, whilst constantly glued to the weather app to see how many times the climate plans to change in the next 8 hours, and evaluating the modes of transport available, you can bet its chaos in the #GlobalGulatis holiday abode of Eaton Mews. It’s 9:30 AM.…

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It’s no secret that small plates give me big joy. So when faced with the challenge of picking a venue for the father’s last dinner in London, Tapas seemed like a safe bet. Considering we were spending the night at my uncle’s near Brixton, whose food scene I’m less familiar with, the raving reviews about Boqueria gave us little need…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Love and Scandal

School's officially out and despite the impending misery of deadlines and dissertations there's excitement in the air. With daylight savings ending tomorrow, sunlight shall soon shine into the wee hours of the night. That’s an added perk for those of us who live in Lower Marsh where darkness not only equals depression, but also dodgy. Maybe walking home at night…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Sushi n Sticks

What happens when you mix Danish and Japanese cuisine? It’s not a question that has often been asked, let alone answered, which is what affords Sticks ‘n’ Sushi its experimental tag. Reserving a table the week before the father’s arrival was a wise move considering the couple ahead of us is told that the wait is at least half an…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Barrafina

There’s something delightful about small plates. Blame it on my Indian heritage, but I'm all for culinary cultures that are centred on sharing. It’s also probably why Dim Sums, Sushis, and Tapas feature high in my list of all-time favourite dishes. So, apart from the raving reviews I have heard about Barrafina, I was eager at the prospect of dabbling in different…

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