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

The Origin of Pasta

Pasta’s ethnic roots are a topic of cultural debate, many theories exist regarding its origin. One of the most enduring versions is that of Macro Polo having brought it to Italy from China. Whichever the case might be, its rise in popularity can be attributed to numerous factors; the most important being the industrialisation of … Continue reading The Origin of Pasta

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