Kitchen Inspiration: Indian butter ‘chicken’ and more vegan recipes from Adria Wu…

Adria Wu really needs no introduction on this blog.

Her Fitzrovia-based wellness eatery, Maple & Fitz, has been one of my favourite healthy hangouts since its opening and I’m already counting down to the imminent launch of its offshoot in Kings Cross. From pomegranate grilled hallumi to an umami-rich miso porridge, the Cordon Bleu-trained chef has also shared several of her ridiculously inventive (and oh-so-healthy) recipes as part of this blog’s Kitchen Inspiration series.

Or you’ve likely seen Adria on the telly, as a guest chef on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch!

Well I’m incredibly pleased to welcome her back here, this time, to show us how to recreate comfort food classics… the vegan way! Think vegan Mac n Cheese; Indian butter ‘chicken’ and salted-date chocolate coconut ice cream… Continue reading “Kitchen Inspiration: Indian butter ‘chicken’ and more vegan recipes from Adria Wu…”


Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Mention Royal Opera House to passersby in Mumbai, and you’ll likely be pointed in the general direction of Charni Road, near Chowpatty.

Once the cultural cornerstone of the city, India’s only surviving opera house has languished in a forgotten state for over two decades, the “Opera House” name often synonymous with the surrounding neighbourhood rather than the colonial-era landmark representing it… But all that’s finally changed now, with the curtains recently raised on the heritage site following a six-year restoration project.

As you’d imagine, it was with much excitement that this culture-vulture headed over recently for a special peek behind-the-scenes…

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Bombay Diaries: Unmasking lunch at Masque…

A lot has been said, written and waxed poetic about Masque.

Farm-to-fork, fine-dining, seasonal and innovative are just a few of the many aspects embodied by this new restaurant from experimental chefs Aditi Dugar and Prateek Sadhu.

Perhaps most significant though, is their focus on exotic and relatively-unknown ingredients foraged from farms across India. It is these unsung heroes of local agriculture, which emerged the stars of the show at my recent lunch here…

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