Rathina Sankari heads to Kannauj to sniff out the story behind attar oils and other traditional scents still made today
Head to the land of the white cloud where at one moment you are set to pump your adrenaline and in the next you can calm those nerves - the perfect recipe for an adventurous holiday!
Barcelona food tour: experience authentic Catalan cuisine as you eat your way through charming foodie neighbourhood
“Every meal is an excuse to meet [friends],” quips Paulina Grzeszczyk, my bubbly food guide in Barcelona. I am surprised since my understanding of socialising in the West is quite different; social meals require forward planning with friends and family, and are therefore not a daily activity.
I had arrived a day before in Antoni Gaudí’s city and had registered for a food tour through Devour Tours (devourtours.com). My second surprise is when Grzeszczyk declares: “I am glad you chose this tour...
Best food in India: why Lucknow dishes still have a taste of royalty and where to find the best biryani
Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh was once home to rulers called nawabs, who were renowned for their love of luxury and food. The royal cooks made inventive and subtle dishes, including the city’s famous slow-cooked biryani
The art form has few practitioners today and survives in Kutch, where it has been handed down for generations
When explorer Vasco da Gama landed in Goa, India, he introduced Portuguese cuisine, including oven-baked bread, a pattern repeated when his countrymen sailed on to Macau and Portugal’s African territories