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8 Trends Indian Foodies Will Embrace In 2016

2016 is here finally. The year 2015 saw a hell lot of openings of restaurants and without a shadow of doubt the year was remarkably great for the food industry. While we ate excellent food and sipped amazing drinks last year, we look forward to a brighter new year in the same perspective.

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What’s Trending in Food space
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The year gave us plenty of memorable eating experiences and as the year wrapped up many made resolutions and follow the latest healthy trends in food and drinks. This also brings to our notice that 2015 had also been a personal-health conscious year where many healthy foods were in vogue and are likely to continue in 2016 as well.

Here take a look at what the New Year has in store for the Indian foodies.

Keeping up a Simple Menu

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Simplicity in Food
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Sophistication can be best defined in terms of simplicity as they say. The year 2015 saw cooking reverting to simple basics and the trend seems to continue this year too. As molecular gastronomy is increasingly becoming popular in India, foodies are also turning towards preparation with the simplest recipes and less of ingredients.

Food is Going Local

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Hyer-local services trending
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The emergence of hyper-local food startups in India has changed the way people here order food and groceries. The local souring has become the new trend amongst the foodies where they prefer consuming locally produced vegetable and much more.

Wholesome Food is in

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Wholesome food
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Unprocessed for is no more the cup of tea for Indian foodies. There is also an increasing aversion for the sugar and people look forward to a healthier lifestyle. People are happy to pay more for wholesome food that is fresh and unprocessed.

Go Green

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Turn Vegan
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Although there isn’t a significant change, many meat eaters turned vegetarian in the last year and the trend seems to see a new high in 2016. In the view to avoid diet-driven health crisis, people are following the west to accept herbivorism. Yet regardless, chicken, meat and fish is what drives most of the food culture in India. Match or the green tea powder is expected to the show stealer this year.

Going Global

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Indian Street Food reaching Big Restaurants
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When a section of the population is turning to a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile the chaats and the irresistible street food of India is going global. These mouth-watering delights have made way to the fine dining restaurants considering that an Indian foodie possibly cannot resist the street food. Thus the New Year would see a lot of fusion food in the restaurants.

Pop-Up Party

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Pop-Up Party Food Stall
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2015 didnt see enough of this and thus it would make way to the New Year. Food stalls set up in big hotels presenting the guests with specialized cuisines is what getting hotter in the food space. They are bringing up lesser known preparations from various parts of the nation taking them back to the roots.

Welcome More Global Food

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2016 would see more from the world cuisine
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Food curious people are sure to experience an even better year as new trends and world cuisines would reflect everywhere in the food space. More specialized cuisines will enter the Indian food market. Along with home delivery trend reaching its peak in 2016, European and Japanese food will also uptrend. Presentations and international ingredients will also take the foodies by storm.

Theme Based Restaurants

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Theme based restaurants is the next big thing
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India would embrace more of concept based restaurant this year. Foodies will focus on getting access to concept-driven experiences. Theme based restaurants will bring in a better repertoire of international and national cuisine, thereby elevating the tastes and comforts.

Animal vs Plant Protein

Before even beginning to talk about which protein is better suited for the human body, let us re-run the old concepts about Protein, just once more…

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Proteins!
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What is ‘protein’?

The term ‘Protein’ refers to a molecular constitution in the food that we consume that can be broken down to form amino acids. The human body requires about twenty different types of amino acids, out of which only 9 the body is incapable of producing and needs to extract from the food eaten.

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Hair to Nails…
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But why is ‘protein’ important?

Proteins are the body’s basic building blocks and everything in our body are made up of proteins, right from our hair, skin to our nails. Thus the body requires a basic amount of daily protein intake to meet up the maintainance of the body. But the production of amino acids are require the influence of other elements like vitamins and mineral salts. Together, they pump up our system to function to the best of the physical abilities.

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Plant protein – Legumes and Cereals
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Now comes the question on food and how to maintain the intake of protein and which one is better, animal protein (non-vegetarian food) or plant protein (vegan food)?

It is a proven fact that animal protein comes with additions like saturated fat and cholesterol that contribute relentlessly to heart-diseases where as in plants, almost all plants have proteins which come with the gifts of antioxidants, fibers, mineral salts, vitamins and ‘photochemicals’. Needless to say, there are absolutely no side-effects for not consuming animal protein but for every ounce of animal protein you’d eat, there have to be a variety of vegetables to ‘balance’ out the effects!

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Quinoa Summer Salad
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Foods like lentils, quinoa, buckwheat, kale, peans, beans, all sorts of nuts, soy, chick peas and many such foods are more than sufficient for the human body to thrive and live healthy. Plant protein is known and acknowledged to have almost no side-effects at all!

For some healthy lavish fine dining plan, check out BYT and enjoy your time!

Chocolate Ganache Cake

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Chocolate Ganache Cake
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Yummm! A Chocolate Ganache Cake is the ultimate favourite of all chocolate lovers! This blog will explore what it takes to make it and a little bit about this awesome dessert. Not only a dessert, actually, a Chocolate Ganache Cake is very good for birthdays, anniversaries or any occasions.

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Chocolate Ganache
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‘Ganache’ is a French word for a glaze, icing, filling or sauce for any confectionery dishes such as pastries, cakes, croissants and other such food items. Ganache is a generic term and the texture, ingredients and taste of the ganache is modified, changed and reinvented according to the requirements of the dish to be made! Sometimes, ganache may contain liquor or sometimes any liqueur. It may also be made with fruit extracts. Depending on the type of chcoclate used and what the dish demands, the ganache is prepared. It is always the final step of the dish.

A dark chocolate cake with a thick ganache frosting sounds just heart melting, doesn’t it? Well, here’s how you can make it! You’ll need:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Preheat your oven to 176-180C. Rub butter into two 8-inch round cake pans and dust with cocoa, tapping out the excess. Line each pan at the bottom with a round of parchment/ tracing paper and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together sifted flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and keep aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in chocolate and vanilla. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts and buttermilk in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Divide the batter between prepared pans and smoothen out the tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cake comes out clean which can take upto 40-45 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 15-20mins and with a knife, separate cake from the edge of each pan. Invert cakes onto a wire rack and wait till cooled completely.

Set a rimmed baking sheet upside down on a work surface. Place one cake on sheet, and spread top with 1/3 of ganache. Place second cake on top, and spread remaining ganache over top and sides of cake. Using two wide metal spatulas, carefully transfer frosted cake to a serving platter.

Recipe Courtesy: http://goo.gl/W4gXta

Now for the special ‘dark chocolate ganache’, you’ll need:

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

The procedure is rather simple: In a large saucepan, you need to bring 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to a boil. Remove it from heat. Now add 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped, and let the mixture stand, without stirring, for about 1 minute. Whisk just until well combined. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until spreadable! Time you’d require for the whole this will be about 1 hour.

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Chocolate Ganache Cake
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And then when you generously coat the cake with the ganache and freeze it, your magnificent chocolate ganache cake is ready!

However, to enjoy even more delicious treats from trained patesserie chefs, why not try the fabulous delicatessens and brunch restaurants listed in our website?

Comb through www.bookyourtable.com and call 076767 76767 for reservation or more information! Enjoy yourself because you are beautiful!

Most Popular Cocktails – Part 3

In the third episode of this series, we will be talking about two amazing cocktails that have claimed their fame through their immense popularity!

Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

The first one in this segment is Daiquiri. Yes, Daiquiri is rather famous among the pretty women, isn’t it? The name has a Caribbean (Taino) origin linguistically but it is actually named after a beach near Santiago in Cuba. The main ingredients of a classic Daiquiri are rum, some typical citrus juice (commonly lime juice) and sugar or any other sweetner. It is one of most refreshing drinks in its group but there seems to have had a medicinal reason behind the invention as per the Cuban history suggests!

Obviously there are variants of Daiquiri but here is a simple, classic Daiquiri recipe for you.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup

PREPARATION:  Mix together the rum, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (Recipe Courtesy: http://goo.gl/o1kchw)

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Simple Bacon Bloody Mary
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The next is one of the world’s most complex cocktails… Yup, you guessed it right! It is Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary’s existence dates back to the early years of the twentieth century, into the times when personalities like Earnest Hemingway and his contemporaries would visit the bars at length! Bloody Mary is revered to be a ‘Hair of the Dog‘ drink and has numerous variations. It is a popular cocktail that contains Vodka as the main alcohol base and tomato juice. These are the two constant ingredients and the rest that is added is largely variable, from beef consommé to celery, black pepper, lemon juice and what not!

Here is a close adaptation of a Jamie Oliver recipe for a spicy Bloody Mary version. You’ll need: 16 ounces (1/2 quart) of tomato juice, 2 oz vodka, 2 tbsp barbeque sauce, pinch of paprika, salt, juice and pulps of 1/4 lemon, long chopped stalk of celery and a piece of thick-cut cooked bacon. Then, in a cocktail shaker, mix together the tomato juice, vodka, paprika, salt and lemon. Mix well. Fill a bucket or rocks glass, or a stemless snifter with ice. Now pour the mixture and garnish it with a cut of celery and a piece of thick cut, cooked bacon! (You can find the original recipe in: http://goo.gl/nonlzB )

Here are the world’s two of the best cocktails… One is extremely simple and one is quite complex! But you know what? Sometimes, partying out is an easier option! Find out the best pubs, lounges, bars and nightclubs in our BYT website and call 076767 76767 for reservation!

Thinking about “Momo” ?

Momo is such a dish that can be found in almost every nook and corner of India and also popular in many countries around the world. The exact origin of this food has not been successful as of now but history mentions its dominant existence is many countries. You too, love them, don’t you?

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The word ‘momo’ stems from a Chinese word momo (馍馍) which refers to ‘steamed bread’. How did ‘momo’ originate in Nepal is uncertain but in the present scenario world-wise, momos are a hot favourite! Usually momos pre prepared by making stuffed pockets of rolled dough and then steamed. Often minced lamb or chicken substitute other preferred meats and serve as the main ingredient of the filling. Finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger, some cilantro and cumin powder add to the taste of the filling. The spicy sauce to go along with it is made with schezwan peppers, tomatoes and some other minor ingredients that bring out the taste. These days, there are vegetarian momos as well, made with paneer, cheeses, and vegetables.

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Momos are mostly done in three ways: steamed (which is the most common and prevalent method), fried (which is also well known but not so popular) and boiled (as put in soups).

This dish is a distinct Tibetan delicacy but now has spread all across India and other countries. There have been a lot of experiments with the recipes and a lot of new versions have come into being. Specially the mountaineous regions eat momos which spreads beyond the geographical boundaries and cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai which are far from the realms of the Himalayas also have numerous momo corners!

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If you love momo and wish to try the authentic taste in your city, comb through our website, www.bookyourtable.com , and enjoy the original taste of these dumplings at revered Pan-Asian cuisine restaurants. Call 076767 76767 for reservation.

Versatility of Chocolate

Chocolate, since long, as been a thing of love and fancy for us. It is widely consumed across the world by people of all ages, ethnicity and culture. Chocolate has been one of the most successful discoveries till date. The below image briefly shows the discovery, spread and commercialisation of chocolate, from the ancient era to modern-day.

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Chocolate timeline…
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The history of Chocolate begins in the over 7000 BC old civilizations of Mesoamerica which refers a broad area, roughly from Central Mexico to El Salvador, Nicaragua and northern parts of Costa Rica. In here, the Mayan civilization is the most dominant. Cocoa extracts were infused with spices and other ingredients and taken as a drink. It was believed to be a great aphrodisiac. Spain mixed sugar into it and the sweetened form gained popularity among the Europeans.

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Melted Chocolate
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The term ‘chocolate’ originates from the word ‘chocolātl‘ its roots in the Aztec acculturation that spoke ‘Classical Nahuatl’. Then the gradual mix of cultures developed it into cho-co-late!

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Chocolat-yyy Romance!
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Chocolate has been an energy booster, an aphrodisiac and a breakfast preference for centuries. It has been a favourite morning drink, a ‘fighting food’ for US-armed forces on the front line for its energy boosting properties, an essential part of the royal and elite parties and more.

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Dark Chocolates!!
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Modern science has discovered many benefits of chocolate, but hey, it revolves around ‘dark chocolate’. The other forms, like, milk or white chocolate and the like do not share the same beneficial properties of dark chocolate. It is brimming with antioxidants, very nutritious (replete with fiber, magnesium, potassium and other important elements), improves blood flow and controls blood pressure, increases HDL (good cholesterol), lowers the risk of cardio vascular diseases, improves brain functions and also protects the skin against the sun!

Tuxedo Cake with loads and loads of Chocolate!! P.C.: http://goo.gl/KuXU9e

Tuxedo Cake with loads and loads of Chocolate!!
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Chocolate comes in all shapes and forms these days. Hot or cold drinks, cakes, shakes, icing, ice creams, bars, with added flavours and much more. It has become an integral part of our celebrations and precious moments.

Enjoy your bit of chocolate-y pleasures in the cafe or delicatessen in your city!! Call 076767 76767 for reservation via BYT.

Five Salt & Pepper Food Combinations – Part 1

Like salt and pepper, there are a number of fantastic food combinations that are very popular and yummy, found all around the world. In this blog, some of there combinations will be explored!!

Beer & A Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza!! P.C.: http://goo.gl/9PkHYP

Beer & A Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza!!
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In parts of America & Europe, Pizza and Beer tops the charts for being one of the most common pairing. Pizza, although of Italian origin, has found a new identity in America. There is a much sorted version of it, called ‘American pizza’ which are baked in deep-bottom pans, oozing with fillings! The cheese, meat and veggies remain the same but the measurements and the whole appearance of it has changed. But, be it Italian or American, the taste and delectable factors are uncompromised and is enjoyed across both continents of America and Europe! In India, you can try it in Pizza Hut, if you wish!!

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Mac N Cheese & Tabasco!!
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One of the very common food combination loved by almost any Tom, Dick and Harry, is Mac and Cheese with Tabasco sauce! Tabasco sauce is a vinegar, salt and the hot tabasco peppers. The pioneer in the production of this sauce is the US-based McIlhenny Company. The sauce is fiery and absolutely jump starts the natural drooling for a good treat!

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Vanilla Ice Cream and French Fries, anyone?
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Surprisingly, extreme sweet goes too good with extreme salt! Know how? Try the unique favoured combination of vanilla ice cream and warm, salted french fries!! You can use the fat, spicy fingers in Cheetos as well… Amazed? Well, this food combination might sound strange and seem even stranger, but trying it will surely blow your mind!

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Spaghetti and Meatballs
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Spaghetti is quite a common choice when dining Italian… The sauces come in various types, textures and tastes. But the best compliment for a bowl of spaghetti is meatballs sauce. When those succulent meatballs break and crumble in your mouth alng with the spices and flavours of the gravy and spaghetti, it is a walk through heaven!

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Popcorns with Maple Syrup and Bacon
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Here’s something to watch your movies with… You’re obviously familiar with food combos like butter and popcorns, cheese and popcorns, cheese-chilly popcorns and caramel popcorns… But have you tried plain popcorns with a good quality maple syrup and bacon, yet? No? You missed a real deal!

These are different, experimental and fun food combinations! Some are found in restaurants as well! Explore www.bookyourtable.com to find a suitable restaurant and call 076767 76767 to make a reservation, soon!

Five Salt and Pepper Food Combinations – Part 2

Part 1 of this series enlisted some unique food combinations and this one will be no less! Read further to find out about some very peculiar combinations, popular among foodies around the world.

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Poutine
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Canadians seem to really love the unique combination of french fries, cheese curd and spicy beef gravy! Now, if you do not eat beef and cannot find the ingredients, paneer or cottage cheese may be used instead of cheese curd and mutton gravy or slow roasted pulled chicken gravy may do the trick! But the herbs and spices essential to a beef gravy needs to be maintained. Voila! It is definitely worth the try. It is called ‘Poutine’.

Mac and Cheese with Tuna Fish!! P.C.: http://goo.gl/TD5amQ

Mac and Cheese with Tuna Fish!!
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Generally, Mac and Cheese is a hit by itself. Some spice up the dish with tabasco but some like it with a touch of the sea… Yes, how about Mac and Cheese with Tuna fish? No, no, do not think it is any less delicious than it would be with meat. But meat is regular, tuna is uncommon. Try the next mac and cheese dish with a can of tuna. Do bake them and follow a recipe. You’ll surely win compliments from your taste buds!

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Watermelon with Salt and Pepper
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Watermelon is healthy and one of the most agreeable fruits for people on diet, people suffering from low haemoglobin. It is generally sweet. People like to have it chilled! Watermelon also plays a key role in assembling a melon balls salad, sometimes made with a generous dressing of vodka. Interesting, right? Well, how about having watermelon pieces sprinkled with salt and freshly crushed pepper? It is going to be one of the most refreshing tastes for sure!

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Cracker and Cheese (and toppings)
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Cheese is, by and large, a favourite food of all gastronome. But biscuits depend on personal choices. However, the cracker biscuits or simple salty biscuits can prove to a rather yummilicious snack when paired with cheese and herbs, nuts, tomato ketchup, bacon, ham, salmon and other such toppings. It can be a very nice party food since it is inexpensive and superb to taste!

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Avocado & Egg Sandwich
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Lastly, here comes another food combination that can beguile you at breakfast or any snack time. It is filling, unique and tasty! Toasted bread, sandwiching avocado and soft-boiled egg. You can of course sprinkle salt and pepper. Garlic butter on the toasts shall add to the magnificence. Go ahead, experiment and enjoy!

But when you feel too tired, even for experimenting, restaurants begin to seem irresistible… Browse through www.bookyourtable.com to find and make a reservation in any restaurant of your choice, in your city, near to you… If you wish, call BYT on 076767 76767 for on-call reservation and further assistance.

Just some Pasta! (Italian Cuisine)

‘Pasta’ is a very common word these days. It is eaten in almost every household. Children and adults love it alike! There are big food manufaturing giants who keep replenishing the markets with ready-to-eat, easy-to-cook pasta products and yummilicious Italian sauces to go with the dish. But how far do we know about Pasta?

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Classic Italian Pasta
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Nascent to the Italian cuisine, pasta is one of the most regularly used staples and the first of its references in history dates back to the early 12th century, in the manuscripts of Sicily. In general, pasta is a kind of noodle that is made into various shapes and forms and prepared in a wide array of dishes.

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Pasta Shapes
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There are many different types of pasta. Some of th commong names and shapes that show up on our plates are Penne Rigate (medium length hollow tubes with ridges on the exterior and are cut diagonally at both ends), Fusili (medium length and twisted, spiral shaped), Lasagna (very wide, sheet pasta), Macaroni (C-shaped, hollow tubes), Tripolini (bow-tie pasta), Spaghetti (thick, round noodles), Ravioli (sqaurish shaped with filling inside), Pipe Rigate & Pipette Rigate (hollow, curved and ridged on the outside that resembles a snail & pipette is a smaller version of the same), Conchiglie (like conch shells) and Orecchiette (looks like little ears)!! But there are almost a hundred or more varieties of pasta that are used in various ways to cook up awesome dishes!

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Italian Lasagna
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Pasta is a pure Italian innovation and is a symbol of expertise and dedication of the Italians to developing their culinary art. Pasta is served with a variety of Italian sauces, like Bechamel sauce, Mushroom sauce, Pesto, Buffalo sauce, Hollandaise sauce, Meuniere sauce, Wine sauce, Salsa and many more. Pasta is a relatively easy ingredient to cook with and not just Italians but people all around the world enjoy its rich taste!

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Mushroom Sauce
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Visit www.bookyourtable.com and find out best Italian cuisine restaurants in your city to dine in. Call 076767 76767 for reservation!

Coffee Story

The importance of ‘Coffee’ dates back to almost the 13th century when, on the Ethiopian landscape of Kaffa, coffee plants flourished in abundance. It was discovered by a shepherd when by eating certain berries of a certain tree, his flock of sheep would not sleep and be very active even through the night. The shepherd informed the Abbot of the local monastery who endeavoured to make a drink with the berries that made him stay awake and alert for long hours!

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The shepherd Kaldi and his sheep!
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Gradually the word spread east and by the 15th century, the Arabian kingdoms were introduced to it through one of the greatest ports of the time, Mocha. Within a 100 years more, Egypt, Persia, Syria and Turkey were all in the habit of drinking coffee. Many public houses opened as coffee parlours and this became a trend. These public houses gained importance among the intellectuals and soon were regarded as centres for erudite interactions! The Dutch were proactive in cultivating coffee in the coasts of Malabar, India and some even reached Java, Indonesia.

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Coffee & Macarons
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By the 17th century, coffee reached the realms of Europe with the European explorers and got into the veins of the continent, regardless of the geographical or political boundaries. In Europe, the metropolitans of England, Netherlands, France, Germany and some other countries, already flourished in business and practice of consuming coffee. Many coffee houses were termed as ‘penny university’ because one could buy a cup of coffe for a penny!

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Coffee
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The revolt against the increased taxes levied on tea, by King George, with the growing popularity of tea led to the ‘Boston Tea Party’ that marked a milestone in the American history. Coffee reached Latin America when the Brazilian emperor commissioned a visit of a particular official to France, who, although unsuccessful in finding any trade on the same, found enough coffee beans hidden in the bouquet from his lover there, that he could start what is a billion dollar industry in the present day.

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Coffee P.C.: http://goo.gl/w5ziXM

Vanilla Raspberry Iced Coffee
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Coffee production is more dominant today in the southern parts of India and the tradition of its consumption has taken over new faces over time. The modern coffee parlours, bakeries and confectionery stores have made great innovations and alterations and now, it is a common thing all over the world.

Try the amazing cafes and delicatessens in India, enlisted in the amazing website, www.bookyourtable.com. Call 076767 76767 for reservation.

French Cuisine

Like all cuisines of the world, French cuisine dates back into ancient centuries and boasts of a long, eventful history of evoution. It is one of the prime, broad spectrum cuisines of Europe that has had considerable influence on many other cuisines across the world and within the European continent. The French culinary trends may be traced back to the dominant culinary culture of the Italians.

Seafood Gazpacho P.C.: http://goo.gl/vXmJDD

Seafood Gazpacho
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French meal, like most other common European meals, consisted of meats, cooked in different sauces, vegetables and pastries, accompanied by alcoholic beverages like beer, more than wine. However, what were distinctly different were the style of eating and ingredients for cooking and that pretty much made the whole cuisine develop a unique identity of its own.

French cuisine is one of the modern day Haute cuisines in the world P.C.: http://goo.gl/goCD9a

French cuisine is one of the modern day Haute cuisines in the world
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French cuisine is one of the modern day ‘Haute’ cuisines which refers to those styles of gastronomic fares that demand a ‘high level’ or gourmet stanblishments to suffice the required presentability of the dishes in the cuisine. France is home to some of the world’s best fine dining, gourmet restaurants that are highy acclaimed for superiority in cuisine exploration and perfection.

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French crepes
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The French are known for innovation and utilising the best of seasonal harvests. There are many prominent French dishes that travel around the globe, enjoyed for their delicate flavour and presentation. Baguette, among breads, has made it big in the market today. A couple of desserts and pastries like Croissant, Souffle, Crepes, Creme Brulee, Macarons and Mousse glorify almost every confectionery store in town, almost anywhere in the world. Some dishes that are variants of tarts, potee, quiche, pate and certain preparations that have a main ingredient and ‘a la creme’ are found in any fine dining Continental cuisine restaurant.

French Croissant for Breakfast P.C.: http://goo.gl/nB5wy8

French Croissant for Breakfast
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The French cuisine has a lot many delicacies to showcase in just one blog. But there are amazing restaurants that will give you an authentic taste of some. If you’re in India and on the look out for French restaurants, check out BYT and make your reservations online or call 076767 76767 to make a reservation soon!

Bon Appetit!

Exploring Bhopal

Bhopal - the City of Lakes P.C.: http://goo.gl/SEFn85

Bhopal – the City of Lakes
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Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, is also a ‘City of Lakes’. It is known for its historical past and the well-knit influx of history and mordernity that can be felt at any nook or corner of the city. Bhopal is a place where the ancient and the contemporary and multiple religious groups co-exist peacefully. There are parts of the city that are the proofs of the rich history of Bhopal while the newer metropolitan developments display a great feat in the fields of commerce and trade. The dedicated efforts to keep Bhopal beautiful with well planned gardens and parks. The natural scenic beauty of Bhopal is quite capturing since it flourishes over seven hills and two fascinating lakes.

Sultan Shah Jahan - Begum of Bhopal who commissioned the Taj-Ul-Masjid P.C.: http://goo.gl/hShKFR

Sultan Shah Jahan – Begum of Bhopal who commissioned the Taj-Ul-Masjid
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Bhopal’s history has a unique turn in it when for four successive generations, 1819-1926, the city was ruled by only Begums (Queens). The city saw much infrastructural chrysalis during this time like improvement of postal system, drainage and sewage systems and railways. The Begums also invested in building artistic monuments that stand with pride even today.

Bhimbetka Caves P.C.: http://goo.gl/J3aOVv

Bhimbetka Caves
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The city has many tourist attractions. The Taj-Ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques and is simply amazing in terms of architecture and magnanimity. The lakshmi Narayan temple, built on the Arera Hill, is a beautiful place that deeply resonates peace and tranquility. The Bhimbetka Caves depict the pre-historic, notably Neolithic age of man, through the cave paintings which were made circa 10000B.C. Sanchi Stupa is one of the most common names that you came across in the early chapters of history in school. This place boasts of the remnants of Buddhist culture through monasteries, tombs, temples and pillars. Th Great Stupa, which is said to have been built over the relics of the Buddha was commissioned by Ashoka the Great in the 3rd Century B.C. There are over 30-45 amazing spots you should visit when in Bhopal.

Achari Gosht P.C.: http://goo.gl/ZyR2VZ

Achari Gosht
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It is a well known fact that the most prominent flavours of any city can be best tasted at the street shops and local food centres instead of polished restaurants. But some restaurants do take pride in serving the authentic flavours of the city. The prolonged Muslim rule in Bhopal has blessed the cuisine with an impressive line of spicy meat dishes, curries and kebabs alongside some very tasty vegetarian options. Dishes like Rogan Josh, Biryani, Pulav and Achari Gosht are few of the very popular culinary wonders available. A glass of refreshing sugarcane juice, a seasonal fruit dessert and then a Bhopali Paan is all you’d need to complete your meal!

To make dining more enjoyable and your memory of Bhopal even more enriched, indulge in our services. For reservations in your desired restaurant, please call 076767 76767 or visit www.bookyourtable.com.