November 5, 2019
Onde Onde

The Peranaken community is unique to South East Asia and particularly the Malay archipelago. Chinese or Indian Traders who sailed to the Malacca straits and plied their wares, couldn’t return…

October 18, 2019
Victoria sponge

A favourite tea cake of Queen Victoria.

August 12, 2019
Of Plum Cakes and Kerala!

Did you know why Plum cake and Kerala are synonymous? How did something so British become a Kerala staple? In 1880, a young man named Mr. Mambally Bapu returned from…

August 7, 2019
Will the real Red Velvet Cake take a bow?

It was a long , long time back. Dinosaurs had just about stopped roaming the earth….probably because there was no Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat….  There was however a man…

August 3, 2019
Sugar and Candy

The very word conjures up images of M&Ms and Hershey’s kisses, gumdrops and candy canes, jujubes and gummy bears, peppermint patties, puffy marshmallows, colourful lollipops and all things tooth achingly…

July 5, 2019
Vanilla — a bittersweet tale…

Vanilla is the most popular flavour in the world. It is the second most expensive spice. Have you ever wondered about its origins?