Post by: Samyuktha Nair

Appetizers, General

4 Meats you will find in the Charcuterie Platter 

9 Apr , 2015  

Charcuterie Platters

Charcuterie has been around since the first century AD, when Strabo recorded the import of salted meat from Gaul. The word “charcuterie” comes from the French words “chair” meaning flesh and “cuit” meaning cooked. It involves the preparation of meat dishes such as bacon, ham,sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork. Here are 4 meats commonly used in charcuterie: 1. Rabbit […]

Cities, Fine Dining, Mumbai

7 Places for Great Sushi in Mumbai

9 Apr , 2015  

Sushi in Mumbai

Sushi is something that always elicits a strong reaction from most people. You either love it or you hate it. Some cringe at the thought of eating raw fish, some lap it up. I myself acquired the taste rather late in life, having first shied away from it before Wowtables’ specially curated menu persuaded me […]


All about the art of Teppanyaki

8 Apr , 2015  

The Art of Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki is more of a performance than a style of cooking. It originated in the Japanese restaurant chain Misono in 1945, where the chefs cooked using the teppan grill. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, […]

General, Techniques

A guide to Char-grilled Mains

7 Apr , 2015  

Char-grilling like the pros'

Char-grilling is fun and a lot easier than it looks. All it takes is a little care and patience and a willingness to experiment. Unlike what a lot of people think, char-grilling is not limited to backyard barbecues or fancy restaurants – you can make a wholesome meal out of char-grilled dishes too. Here are a […]

Fine Dining, Japan, World

The Right way to eat Sushi 

7 Apr , 2015  

A go-to Sushi Guide

Most people are nervous about their first sushi experience – what is it like to eat raw fish? How do I eat it? Do I have to follow a certain procedure? Relax. Here are some basic steps that tell you how to eat sushi the proper way. 1. Hands or Chopsticks Decide beforehand if you […]

Beer, Drink, General, World

7 Rules for Pouring the Perfect Glass of Guinness

5 Apr , 2015  

It's light, it's perfect, it's a Guinness

Pouring a pint of Guinness is no easy task. And doing it the right way is instrumental in enjoying it. Here are 7 rules to follow to pour the perfect glass of Guinness: 1. Take a cool, clean, dry glass and hold it under the tap at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. 2. Hold […]

General, Techniques

A Vegan’s Guide to Cooking like a Gourmet

3 Apr , 2015  

Vegan Gourmet

When we think gourmet, we think Croque Monsieur, fried oyster sliders, pork chops with raspberry sauce… Most of the famous gourmet dishes we have heard about are non vegetarian. So what happens to a vegan who wants to cook like a gourmet? Are there even vegan gourmet dishes? Fear not, for here is a vegan’s […]

Desserts, General, Uncategorized

A Guide to Perfect Caramel

3 Apr , 2015  

Sinful goodness

Salted caramel was a trend. It came out of nowhere and then left an everlasting mark. And now it will never go out of fashion. Why would it, when it is so incredibly tasty? Though caramel au beurre salé first sprung up in Brittany, home to some of the world’s finest butters, Nigella reckons it arrived from America, […]


Everything You Need To Know About Tempeh

2 Apr , 2015  

Tempeh Tantrums finally understood

What is tempeh? To put it very simply, it’s a close cousin of tofu. It is a traditional soy product native to Indonesia and is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form, similar to a very firm vegetarian burger patty. However, it differs from tofu in a few fundamental ways: 1. […]

Drink, Japan, Sake

5 Tips for Ordering Sake like an Ace

1 Apr , 2015  


A lot of people who’ve tasted sake love it, but have trouble ordering it at restaurants because a. Sake isn’t very common b. Most restaurants have a very small selection c. The servers usually are clueless about sake. So here is a mini guide on how to order sake like an ace!   1. Japanese […]

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