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Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

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Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

Storified by Kishi Arora · Sun, Aug 26 2012 12:55:43

Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new cityKishi Arora
Almost thought I’d miss my flight. Made it-phew! Good part- gorgeous man w/ a lovely voice next to me 🙂 #kolkataKishi Arora
Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.Kishi Arora
#kolkata :)Kishi Arora
Bhijori manna or kewpies where will I get good veg bong thali?? #kolkataKishi Arora
Thali #kewpie’s #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtdKishi Arora
Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie’s http://pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRClKishi Arora
I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghontoKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1ZnKishi Arora
Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3NKishi Arora
Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkataKishi Arora
Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkataKishi Arora
Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkataKishi Arora
Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake http://pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4Kishi Arora
Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge http://pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9aKishi Arora
Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkataKishi Arora
Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROMKishi Arora
street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.Kishi Arora
Beautiful colored houses #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6TalKishi Arora
Bongs love blue #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4Kishi Arora
So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkataKishi Arora
Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna http://pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hYKishi Arora
Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkAKishi Arora
Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJKishi Arora
Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkataKishi Arora
Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit in one of these) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1OKishi Arora
I don’t believe I am eating at bombay-shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkataKishi Arora
friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoesKishi Arora
Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkataKishi Arora
marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!Kishi Arora
My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur http://pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBApKishi Arora
Jhal muri #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQKishi Arora
Lunch time #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/4OZ95SXUKishi Arora
Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1Kishi Arora
I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys http://pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNSKishi Arora
Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEhKishi Arora
Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercatKishi Arora
Beer anyone ? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71Kishi Arora
#petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDbKishi Arora
#lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17Kishi Arora
St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4Kishi Arora
Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia http://pic.twitter.com/R9fv79CaKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0vKishi Arora
Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5Kishi Arora
Victoria memorial #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302Kishi Arora
Howrah station #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnnyKishi Arora
Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkataKishi Arora
Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkataKishi Arora
Gpo of #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNzKishi Arora
Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2aKishi Arora
For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night http://pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDXKishi Arora
A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjXKishi Arora
The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJKishi Arora
Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlSKishi Arora
I love the british influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkataKishi Arora
Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRUKishi Arora
So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnqKishi Arora
Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkataKishi Arora
Breakfast mandli #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFsKishi Arora
Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eAKishi Arora
Chai #kolkata – stock exchange http://pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94sKishi Arora
Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFjKishi Arora
Sautrahtra nimki house – pyaaz ka samosa+ papaya chutney+ dhokla + khandvi #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/T8mWwaGYKishi Arora
Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar http://pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2Kishi Arora
Maachh #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrKKishi Arora
Snake gourd #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoTKishi Arora
To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSzKishi Arora
#guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/nI5IbGvJKishi Arora
Abar khabo #guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJKishi Arora
And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkataKishi Arora
Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2Kishi Arora
Mango jol bhor #balaram #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2Kishi Arora
Mango misti doi #kolkata #balaram http://pic.twitter.com/9iM34PunKishi Arora
Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunch http://pic.twitter.com/umYWqX0fKishi Arora
Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna http://pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NRKishi Arora
Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMkKishi Arora
Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/z90IMH2FKishi Arora
My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bLKishi Arora
Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate http://pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWlKishi Arora
Its a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCzKishi Arora
Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/i73tMKyAKishi Arora
Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/VZvE05WdKishi Arora
Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/IjpHi1ApKishi Arora
Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!Kishi Arora
Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata ( while she is snacking on sandesh) #spoiltbratsheisKishi Arora

DAY 1:

  1. Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.
  2. Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new city
  3. Thali #kewpie‘s #kolkata pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtd
  4. Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie‘s pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRCl
  5. I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghonto
  6. Sattu #kolkata pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1Zn
  7. Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3N
  8. Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkata
  9. Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkata
  10. Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkata
  11. Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4
  12. Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9a
  13. Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkata
  14. Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROM
  15. Street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.

DAY 2:

  1. Beautiful colored houses #kolkata pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6Tal
  2. Bongs love blue #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4
  3. So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkata
  4. Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hY
  5. Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkA
  6. Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJ
  7. Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkata
  8. Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit on one of these) #kolkata pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1O
  9. Bumped into an old friend in gariahad mkt out of all the places when buying some props for my cake shoot 🙂 #kolkata
  10. I don’t believe I am eating at bombay- shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkata

DAY 3

  1. friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoes
  2. Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkata
  3. marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!
  4. My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBAp
  5. Jhal muri #kolkata pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQ
  6. Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1
  7. I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNS
  8. Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEh
  9. Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercat
  10. Bar menu at #petercat #kolkata pic.twitter.com/BX4qd6Cw
  11. Beer anyone? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71
  12. #petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDb
  13. #lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17
  14. St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4
  15. Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia pic.twitter.com/R9fv79Ca
  16. Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0v
  17. Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5
  18. Victoria memorial #kolkata pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302
  19. Howrah station #kolkata pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnny
  20. Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkata
  21. Parts of #kolkata remind me a lot about my hometown – banaras ( may be its the ganges)
  22. Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkata
  23. Gpo of #kolkata pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNz
  24. Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2a
  25. I love the British influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkata
  26. For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDX
  27. A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjX
  28. The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJ
  29. Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlS
  30. Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRU
  31. So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnq
  32. Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkata

DAY 4

  1. Breakfast mandli  #kolkatapic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFs
  2. Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkatapic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eA
  3. Chai #kolkata – stock exchange pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94s
  4. Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkatapic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFj
  5. Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2
  6. Maachh #kolkata#jadubazarapic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrK
  7. Have come to #jadubazara to pick up gondharaj for my #foodaholics pastries pic.twitter.com/MImsYjAn
  8. Snake gourd #kolkata#jadubazarapic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoT
  9. To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkatapic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSz
  10. Abar khabo #guptabrothers#kolkatapic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJ
  11. And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkata
  12. Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkatapic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2
  13. Mango jol bhor #balaram#kolkatapic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2
  14. Mango misti doi #kolkata#balarampic.twitter.com/9iM34Pun
  15. Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunchpic.twitter.com/umYWqX0f
  16. Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NR
  17. Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMk
  18. Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkatapic.twitter.com/z90IMH2F
  19. My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkatapic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bL
  20. Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWl
  21. It’s a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkatapic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCz
  22. Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkatapic.twitter.com/i73tMKyA
  23. Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkatapic.twitter.com/VZvE05Wd
  24. Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkatapic.twitter.com/IjpHi1Ap
  25. Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!
  26. Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata -while she is snacking on sandesh

 

Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

Storified by Kishi Arora · Sun, Aug 26 2012 12:55:43

Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new cityKishi Arora
Almost thought I’d miss my flight. Made it-phew! Good part- gorgeous man w/ a lovely voice next to me 🙂 #kolkataKishi Arora
Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.Kishi Arora
#kolkata :)Kishi Arora
Bhijori manna or kewpies where will I get good veg bong thali?? #kolkataKishi Arora
Thali #kewpie’s #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtdKishi Arora
Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie’s http://pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRClKishi Arora
I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghontoKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1ZnKishi Arora
Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3NKishi Arora
Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkataKishi Arora
Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkataKishi Arora
Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkataKishi Arora
Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake http://pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4Kishi Arora
Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge http://pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9aKishi Arora
Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkataKishi Arora
Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROMKishi Arora
street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.Kishi Arora
Beautiful colored houses #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6TalKishi Arora
Bongs love blue #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4Kishi Arora
So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkataKishi Arora
Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna http://pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hYKishi Arora
Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkAKishi Arora
Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJKishi Arora
Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkataKishi Arora
Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit in one of these) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1OKishi Arora
I don’t believe I am eating at bombay-shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkataKishi Arora
friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoesKishi Arora
Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkataKishi Arora
marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!Kishi Arora
My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur http://pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBApKishi Arora
Jhal muri #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQKishi Arora
Lunch time #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/4OZ95SXUKishi Arora
Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1Kishi Arora
I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys http://pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNSKishi Arora
Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEhKishi Arora
Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercatKishi Arora
Beer anyone ? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71Kishi Arora
#petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDbKishi Arora
#lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17Kishi Arora
St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4Kishi Arora
Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia http://pic.twitter.com/R9fv79CaKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0vKishi Arora
Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5Kishi Arora
Victoria memorial #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302Kishi Arora
Howrah station #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnnyKishi Arora
Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkataKishi Arora
Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkataKishi Arora
Gpo of #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNzKishi Arora
Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2aKishi Arora
For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night http://pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDXKishi Arora
A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjXKishi Arora
The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJKishi Arora
Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlSKishi Arora
I love the british influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkataKishi Arora
Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRUKishi Arora
So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnqKishi Arora
Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkataKishi Arora
Breakfast mandli #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFsKishi Arora
Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eAKishi Arora
Chai #kolkata – stock exchange http://pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94sKishi Arora
Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFjKishi Arora
Sautrahtra nimki house – pyaaz ka samosa+ papaya chutney+ dhokla + khandvi #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/T8mWwaGYKishi Arora
Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar http://pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2Kishi Arora
Maachh #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrKKishi Arora
Snake gourd #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoTKishi Arora
To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSzKishi Arora
#guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/nI5IbGvJKishi Arora
Abar khabo #guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJKishi Arora
And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkataKishi Arora
Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2Kishi Arora
Mango jol bhor #balaram #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2Kishi Arora
Mango misti doi #kolkata #balaram http://pic.twitter.com/9iM34PunKishi Arora
Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunch http://pic.twitter.com/umYWqX0fKishi Arora
Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna http://pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NRKishi Arora
Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMkKishi Arora
Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/z90IMH2FKishi Arora
My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bLKishi Arora
Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate http://pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWlKishi Arora
Its a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCzKishi Arora
Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/i73tMKyAKishi Arora
Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/VZvE05WdKishi Arora
Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/IjpHi1ApKishi Arora
Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!Kishi Arora
Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata ( while she is snacking on sandesh) #spoiltbratsheisKishi Arora

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Good Housekeeping Columns

Wednesday 15 June 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Articles,Good Housekeeping Monthly Column

 

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Good Housekeeping launched in India in October 2004 through the India Today group. In less than two years, it became a household brand touching women’s lives, and through them, their families. It has a circulation of 80,000 and is widely read across the country. Its core audience is the middle to upper middleclass, urban woman. It covers everything from health and family to beauty and food. The edge is that even while being aspirational in parts, the magazine basically talks of and to real, everyday women. It is 125 years old in the US and more than 80 years in the UK. Globally, it’s the leading magazine in its genre, and is published in 11 countries.

GH has an annual show  (had 4 shows till date, all in Delhi) that brings the magazine to life. They invite experts to conduct workshops and experientials on various topics that our magazine covers. There are many competitions and quizzes that give visitors a chance to win prizes; they walk away with several free goodies. A celebrity chat show is always popular and has become a regular feature. People can also buy stuff for their home and food items amongst other things.

Last year I was approached by them to write a regular column in the magazine. I was more than thrilled. Here are same for past 6 months.

 

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There’s More to a Chef than Good Recipes- my article in mail today

Tuesday 7 December 2010 | Posted by Kishi | Articles,foodaholics

Have you imagined how much labour and love goes into making one meal?

I always get emails and phone calls from young aspiring cooks and chefs. People seem to have this holy reverence for a pastry or culinary chef. And just like the trends on Twitter, they seem to envision a long hat, dazzling array of stainless steel kitchens equipped with automatic state of the art tools filled with lines of pastry/chef assistants swarming around in a room in a wonderful rhythm.

Part of this is true, the rest is fiction. Sometimes you need to wake up but never stop dreaming and I’m here to tell you how. The view is always best from the top. When you become the main head in your organization or the executive chef things look much sweeter, the journey, however, begins at the backdoor of the restaurant where inventory worth thousands of rupees of products every morning gets unloaded.

The hard work starts early in the morning wee hours before dawn when most of your friends and relatives are snoring away to glory. You don’t wait for the roosters call. What this job needs are 2 things: – Diligence (patience) and Perfectionism. The easy part is being surrounded by chocolate, sweets and other yum for the tum foods, but to hone your craft and to be the best you have to put in many many hours. I think Malcolm Gladwell had it half right. It would take 20,000 hours.

Everyone starts at ground zero. You know nothing when you start and all those knowledgeable, exciting chefs you’ve hero-worshipped all your life will show you how to run your kitchen. That was my first lesson.

To every profession, even cooking, there are good and bad sides. It’s not easy to survive culinary schools for those who don’t understand the physical requirements of the profession: Lifting hefty pots, being on your feet for eight hours (probably more), stirring barrels of stocks, sauces, rolling pounds of dough scooping lots of cookies and ice creams. The job requires a lot of out of you to begin with. Simply having an eye and a palette for food does not make one a chef. That was my second lesson.

As time progresses the chef is less of a Cook and more of a manager. He or She becomes responsible for a myriad of things, ranging from employee training, menu development, spoilage and waste control, to budgeting and the overall ambience of the establishment. While the term multitasking has become dominant in today’s culture, on the line, however, this word takes on an entirely different meaning. Think of being a chef as a balancing act walk on tight rope with a looming deadline and pleasing the largest audience of any profession (a lot of people eat food). You cannot choose what you must end up doing, but you can choose what you should focus on. But you will have to do everything once to understand and grow as a full-fledged chef. That was my third lesson.

When you start small you’ll be worried about the day to day activities and learning the recipes. Once you start to master them slowly and get into an autopilot, the skill that separates the newbie’s from the professionals is the amount of detail and experimentation that the chef puts into his or her plan. That means you’ll be responsible for creating a number of entrees, appetizers, salads, and/or desserts flawlessly over and over again. In simple words a chef is someone who can repeatedly multitask, is disciplined, has an aesthetic sense of food and can manage and churn meals. The most important ingredient in all of this is a smile. That was my fourth lesson.

The ladder to success is a bit taller than it seems in the papers. One thought step at a time. Don’t expect overnight success. Even the top stars of today didn’t have it overnight. It is difficult for new chefs to have their skills recognized without an established history of success in a variety of workplaces. So work around a lot, do all sorts of dishes, niche yourself after you have gained expertise not before. You have to do your job well whether it is menu items are being produced correctly and in a timely manner or ensuring proper food safety and sanitation in the kitchen at all times or the ability to delegate, consolidate and maximize labour is another part of the job.

Being aware of all things that are occurring at all times is necessary to any successful restaurateur or chef. Although the food is the major concern of the kitchen it far from the only responsibility that you have to worry about. The career recompenses the talented and the enterprising kind that can see opportunity and grab it.

So as a chef, here is a 4 course meal recommendation to your success, tuck in!

Salad: Find a mentor

Appetizer: Work hard

Main Course: Multi- task

Dessert: Smile- always!

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