Vinita Bhatia

Great Pods Of Fire!

Chillies make their presence felt very prominently in most Mexican dishes. With over 40 varieties to choose from, Chef Tania Tovar quizzes Vinita Bhatia about her knowledge of Mexican and their varying degrees of heat.

You Dim Sum, You Lose Some

Invited for a Yum Cha party but confused what to order from the Dim Sum cart? Let us try and help you manoeuvre through the perplexing profusion of these delectable morsels without looking ill-informed.

Rise, Grind And Shine

If you can’t do without your cup of coffee and keep heading to the local café because you just can’t get the hang of brewing a cup that is to die-for by yourself, fret not. Ben Morrow, an award-winning latte artist from Melbourne, shares some tips with Vinita Bhatia on how to make a quality cup of Joe.

Healthy Fasting For Kids, This Ramadan

Suhoor, the most important meal of the day in Ramadan, makes fasting easier and tolerable. But what should it include to be a healthy balanced meal? Especially when it comes to kids who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Sarah Kanaan, Child Nutrition Expert at Nestlé Middle East shares some tips with Vinita Bhatia.

Selamatan: The Indonesian Thanksgiving

When the Indonesians want to give thanks to the Almighty for wishes fulfilled they gather together their family and friends for Selamatan – a celebratory feast where food and gladness is in abundance, discovers Vinita Bhatia. After all, like Oscar Wilde once famously said, “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

Good Food= Safe Food

“Good Food = Safe Food” can easily be the motto of First Agro, a company that promotes the cause of food grown using Zero Pesticides. In the three years since they started operations, they have managed to convince chefs from leading hospitality brands such as the Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, The Taj Group of Hotels, The Oberoi and others to use First Agro produce in their kitchens as well as persuaded large-format retail chains such as Hypercity, Godrej Nature’s Basket, Foodhall to stock the company’s vegetables and fruits on their shelves. MV Naveen, one of the co-founders, tells Vinita Bhatia that this is just the beginning – bigger things are on the anvil.