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Sheherwali Cuisine and much more at Bari Kolthi, Azimganj

December 5, 2019 3 comments

Sheherwali Cuisine and much more at Bari Kolthi

Azimganj, near Murshidabad

Also see: FAM Tour of Bari Kothi, Azimganj

A decade after the death of the last great Mughal Aurangzeb, Murshid Quli Khan in 1727 declared himself the independent nawab of Bengal Province. A province which consisted of present day Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Bari Kothi 19

Dinner at the grand Durbar Hall, Bari Kothi, Azimganj

As the Murshid Quli Khan took up his charge, the trade and commerce flourished and historical records even suggested that Murshidabad contributed about 20% of the Indian economy and a staggering 5% of the world GDP.

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Tea Tasting at Margaret’s Deck, Kurseong

February 15, 2017 12 comments

Tea Tasting at Margaret’s Deck

Goodricke’s Margaret Hope Tea Estate, Kurseong

See also: Maragaret’s Deck FAM

If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are exxcited, it will calm you.

William Gladstone, former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

My first stint with Tea Tasting happened at the Goodricke office in Kolkata. I remember tasting several version and trying to distinguish between the different tastes and flavoures.

 Margaret's Deck, Goodricke Tea Pot, Kurseong

Margaret’s Deck, Goodricke Tea Pot, Kurseong

But I always wanted to have a tea tasting experience at the heart of chai country. The opportunity again came from Goodricke, with MSL Group as the public relation partner.

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Tea Tasting with Goodricke, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata

June 26, 2016 2 comments

Tea Tasting with Goodricke

Gurusaday Road, Kolkata

See Also: Events by Candid Communication and Blog posts on Tea

I must drink a lot of tea or I can not work. Tea unleashes the potential, which slumbers in the depth of my soul.

Leo Tolstoy

Sorting the tea samples for the tea taster, Goodricke, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata

Sorting the tea samples for the tea taster, Goodricke, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata

The most common legend related to the discovery of tea dates back to 2737 BC in Yunnan provience in China. It happened during the reign of the Emperor Shen Nong. The story narrates that while the emperor was drinking from a bowl, a few leaves from the nearby tea plant fell in it. He liked the resulting beverage, which lead to the world wide phenomenon of tea drinking.

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Baobab Juice, The taste of Africa in the heart of Incridible India

June 22, 2016 4 comments

Baobab Juice

The taste of Africa in the heart of Incredible India

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Baobab (genus Adansonia), popularly known as the upside down tree, is a native of Africa but grows abundantly in the Mandu region of Madhya Pradesh (MP).

Baobab Trees in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Baobab Trees in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

An African native, it is an inhabitant of the dry region. The Baobab grows in abundance in western, eastern and southern Africa, including Madagascar. It is also found in the Arabian Peninsula and even Australia.

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Paper Boat’s Anar (Pomegranate) Juice

November 25, 2015 13 comments

Paper Boat

Anar (Pomegranate) Juice

See Also: Paper Boat Drinks Review

Out of the Box, Paper Boat Anar Juice

Out of the Box, Paper Boat Anar Juice

Paper Boat Drinks is not just drinks but memories. Opening a consignment from Paper Boat is like a trip down memory lane.

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Ramzan (Ramadan) Food Street, Zakaria Street, Kolkata

July 22, 2015 34 comments

Ramzan (Ramadan) Food Street

Nakhoda Masjid, Zakaria Street, Kolkata

See Also: Eid Nawaz, Nakhoda Masjid and Red Road, Kolkata

“Islam has always been an urban faith, ill at ease with the wilderness; its civilization has always flourished most successfully in the labyrinths of the ancient bazar towns of the East. Certainly there can be no doubt that Islam looks at its most impressive in a great urban cathedral mosque, especially on an occasion like Id.”

William Dalrymple, City of Djinns

Kababs, Ramzan (Ramadan) Food Street, Nakhoda Masjid, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kababs, Ramzan (Ramadan) Food Street, Nakhoda Masjid, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Located on Chitpur Road (Rabindra Sarani) the Nakhoda Masjid, the cathedral mosque of Kolkata (Calcutta) looks spectacular during the occasion of Eid, but during the entire month of Ramadan the entry labyrinths surrounding Nakhoda Masjid turn out into a food bazar!!!!

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Desserts form Sugar Me

February 11, 2015 15 comments

Desserts from Sugar Me

Heart 2 Heart, Muddy Cup, Death by Ferrero and Chocolate Chip Muffin

Also see: My Food Posts

Noted food blogger Poorna Banerjee, who blogs at “Presented by P,” has recently started Sugar Me, a desert home delivery service. Sugar Me offers home delivery service of customised cakes, cookies and chocolates at your door steps, anywhere in Kolkata.

Assorted Desserts from Sugar Me, gift from Poorna Banerjee

Assorted Desserts from Sugar Me, gift from Poorna Banerjee

Also you can surprise your friends, on their birthdays and anniversary, with customised goodies from Sugar Me.

Poorna is a not only a fellow blogger but also a friend. She recently sent me an assorted package of her amazing creations. The package consisted of four assorted desserts.

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