Sandwich Bread

Amongst commercially sold baked goods, packaged bread has one of the highest amounts of preservatives and additives. Being a staple, most households consume sandwich bread multiple, if not once, times a day.  Many people believe that opting for bread that is 'gluten-free', 'whole-wheat', 'zero trans fat', etc. negates the ill effects of consuming processed white … Continue reading Sandwich Bread

Sikkim: India’s Flag Bearer of Organic Farming

In 2016, Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state. The initiative, championed by Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling, first began in 2003 with the announcement of his intentions at the Legislative Assembly. Subsequently, The Department of Agriculture of Sikkim released a plan of action titled “Going for Organic Farming in Sikkim – A Concept Paper … Continue reading Sikkim: India’s Flag Bearer of Organic Farming

Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating

Originating from the principles of Zen Buddhism, the concept of a macrobiotic diet was first formalised by the Japanese Army Doctor Sagen Ishizuka who believed in benefits of following a traditional oriental diet and condemned the adaptation of western medicine and nutrition principles. The macrobiotic diet propagates a balanced form of eating with an emphasis on … Continue reading Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating

Bread Baking: Stages of Fermentation

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