The Telegu ammai in me

The first time i guess we came to ‘south’ of India was around 1987. My father was posted in Assam those days. My mom carried a bottle of ghee, cubes of butter and some sugar in her hand bag , for her kids , especially for her protegé , my brother.  Little did she know…

Hakkachow rekindles memories from calcutta and hyderabad

I grew up in a Calcutta , where when asked to dineout, the first thing that popped from our mouth was ‘chinese’ as the preferred option. We were ignorant of the other south eastern flavours those days. Gradually we learnt about  the ‘thai’ magic. It’s when my eldest cousin moved to Japan , our household…

Taiki – The perfect mood lifter

Last year when I came back , say around the same time, I was exploring the new places in Indiranagar and Koramangala, which had started making the news in Bangalore during my absence. Taiki was one of them which stood out during my new place hunt. Appropriate usage of space turned this alley kinda place…

Monsoon 2020 has officially arrived in India

Since this morning – so many things are happening which can be either called as coincidence or gosh …. Creepy. I woke up with my lady help coming back and reclaiming her job , albeit I kept her payment up-to-date till May end , ever since she came back from her native village (temple town…

Rainy Nights and Fried Chicken Sojourns

When you have craving for some spicy fried chicken, but online delivery shows exorbitant price , be #atmanirbhar and get your own fix. When I stepped in to the shop , another gentleman entered the shop from the right and before I could place my order he had already placed his order for the last…

Avrils food journee – the background and a note of gratitude

I have often been asked what is the reason for my blog or Instagram being called AvrilsFoodJournee – well after 3 years of successfully writing under this banner, I guess its time to reveal it. I guess the story dates to 1992 – I was visiting Bombay along with my grand-parents , parents and uncle….

Myriads of reasons to remember – Rural Blues

In times like this a lot of time is spent in remembering the good times we are blessed with … Like the fratelli wines dinner menu at Ruralblues restobar last week. A place which was in my mind for over 18-20 months, since it opened the doors. We started with an amuse bouche , followed…