Indian Chef dies of Coronavirus in US

Mumbai born Goan Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” and won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died on Wednesday due to the coronavirus. Floyd Cardoz was 59. Cardoz  came in limelight when he won the top honor of  TV reality show, Top Chef Masters Season 3 with upma […]


Washington diary

When Air India first introduced its non-stop flights to America, I thought they were the height of glamour. I remember flying to New York on a flight that had Pranab Mukherjee (then India’s foreign minister), Shabana Azmi and various other famous figures. Slowly, Air India began to fly to more American destinations and bit by […]


Indians can cook (nearly) everything

The last time I went to Tres, in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony Market, I was startled by how good the food was. I’ve known the chef, Julia Carmen Desa, from the early days when she worked at the Italian restaurant at the Taj Aguada in Goa and even then, she was regarded as an exceptional talent. […]

tv & movies

Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

On Sunday’s menu are classics such as Oscar-shaped chocolates, spicy fried quail, Wagyu beef They will nibble on Oscar-shaped flatbreads topped with smoked salmon and caviar, sip French champagne and sink their teeth into tiny chocolate Oscar statuettes. Nothing is good enough for Hollywood’s elite who will be wined and dined after the Academy Awards […]


Sharleen Spiteri ties the knot to Bryn Williams in Wales

Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri ties the knot with chef Bryn Williams in scenic ceremony in Wales Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri stuns in ethereal bridal gown as she ties the knot with chef Bryn Williams in scenic ceremony in Wales… after 11 YEARS of dating Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri tied the knot to long-time partner Bryn Williams […]