CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF WINFRIED HELMETAG

As I sat to transcribe this interview (the time lapse is something I have to ask forgiveness for) I could not help but smile. Chef Winfried started off being guarded but as the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF KELVIN CHEUNG

I wanted to meet the Chef of Bastian – the soon to open seafood restaurant in Bandra. I thought it would be nice to get a first peak, but a leading fashion magazine… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF LUCA TRESOLDI

Chef Luca was forced to shorten his beach lounging day-off thanks to this interview and I was glad he did. He has had a few wonderful kitchen roles working with some  wonderful Chefs… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF OLIVIER CHALEIL

If there is a saying that truly represents Chef Olivier Chaleil’s life it would be the one by Allen Saunders: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans,” (although… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF INAKA GAMAGE DOM

Growing up, I always thought of Sri Lanka as my second home. Every summer holiday was spent in Colombo at my grand-aunt’s home and every time I meet a Sri Lankan it’s with… Continue reading

PA PA YA: PA PA VASOOL

When I stepped out of the protective walls of boarding school to enter junior college in Bombay, little did I know that three girls – Swati, Purvi and Shaheen – would befriend me,… Continue reading

MAMAGOTO: NEEDS A REVISIT!

Everyone deserves friends with who you can just be you, say what you want, laugh aplenty and basically chalk out another fantastic memory for you to be nostalgic about. I am very fortunate… Continue reading

AMADEUS: MUSIC TO MY TASTE BUDS

Scenario: Trying out shoes as one does in a shoe shop when on holiday, you look up to see someone do a double take when they see you – in a nice way… Continue reading

THE PANTRY CAFÉ: A LITTLE OF PARIS IN BOMBAY

This city has a knack of making me continuously discover and fall in love with it all over again! Any guesses which city? BOMBAY! By-lanes I visited as a kid are now strewn… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF DARREN VELVICK

When I set out on my Chef Talk adventure I had a list of Chef’s I wanted to meet drawn up. Darren Velvick was on that list. But for reasons that still boggle… Continue reading