Fermentation, as explained earlier, is essential to the bread making process. Without it, your bread will lack flavor, texture and proportion. Fermentation in bread is slightly different from our common understanding because the process is shorter and therefore more dependent on the baker’s skill than natural progression. The fermentation process can be divided into two … Continue reading Bread Baking: Stages of Fermentation
Whey powder is one of the most widely consumed protein supplements. It is made from animal milk and is said to be the most natural of all protein powders. Whey has been a part of the India diet for centuries, and was made quite often at homes. Some people would even add it to their … Continue reading Cottage Cheese & Whey
For those of us that have grown up in communities that do not consider bread to be a staple, our understanding of it is restricted to the prepackaged, pre-sliced loaves that came into our lives as consumerism caught on. Although in India we have always had our bread in the form of pavs, rotis, poies and naans, packaged … Continue reading What Makes Bread Different?
On June 1st , 2017 President Donald Trump officially withdrew his support and participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, siding with officials in the White House who had argued that the agreement was a malicious threat to both the economy and American sovereignty. This agreement has been signed by over 200 countries in December 2015, … Continue reading Climate Change: America & Agriculture
For years now I have been trying to grown my own Basil. I constantly find excuses to use it in everything I make; from bread, chocolate mousse, sandwiches, pizzas, etc. So it was only natural that I find a way to grow it myself without having to spend lots of money every time I go to … Continue reading Vegan Basil & Walnut Pesto
Fermentation is an essential part of bread baking. All naturally leaved breads call for some form of pre-fermentation during which a small proportion of bacteria and / or complementary yeasts are added to enhance the flavour, improve texture and in some cases add to the shelf life of the final product. One you have become comfortable … Continue reading Pre-Fermentation Methods
If you’re trying to understand what diet helps you best, it’s important to first identify your end goal: Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to be muscular? Do you want to be skinny? Do you want better skin? Once you can identify what your end goal end, finding a diet that works for … Continue reading What does it mean to be Vegan?
Amongst the many food and beverage items that are currently stripping themselves of their main ingredient, think Sliced Bread (gluten free), Coke (sugar free), Peanut Butter (fat free) to name a few, Cow's Milk seems to be taking the lead. In September 2015 Amul launched its first lactose free carton of milk in India to cater … Continue reading Lactose Free Milk: Fad or Boon?
The Daily, one of my favourite bars in Bandra, recently launched a spanking new brunch menu. I had the opportunity to visit them a few weeks ago and here are some of the reasons why you must make your reservation as soon as possible! How Does it Work? They have a four course set menu … Continue reading Sunday Brunch at The Daily Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai
Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on a variety of different homemade condiments that provided them with an excellent sources of natural vitamins and nutrients. Most of these condiments were made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and nuts. As a result their diets were rich and diverse and so they did not … Continue reading Nut Butters: Why are they better?