Category Archives: Favorites

The Magic of Nuit Blanche

There are certain nights that will always live with you, when everything comes together in a magical kaleidoscope of events that are unplanned and therefore much more special in their happening. For me, Paris Nuit Blanche 2012 was one such … Continue reading

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Weekend French Toast

When I was growing up, french toast was a special weekend treat. My sister and I would cajole mom to whip us a batch and then eat our jealously guarded share while watching Sunday morning cartoons – there was always … Continue reading

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Glorious Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Torte

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know there’s nothing I love more than cooking for my friends and family. I issue so many invitations for lunches, brunches, dinners and I-made-too-much-dessert-can-you come-over feasts that my friend Anis has … Continue reading

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Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries

I have never won any fun contests in my life. Sure, I had my fair share of wins in school and college, but I was a nerd (some of my friends are thinking “was?”) and these involved things like debates … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Let me say that again, slowly. Chocolate. Espresso. Shortbread. Cookies. Are you drooling yet? And if you’re not, where do you come from? Before I start, I think I need a disclaimer. These cookies are HIGHLY addictive. If you can … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn Cupcakes

“When I get… (the mean reds)… the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could … Continue reading

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Delhi 6

If anyone wants a study in contrasts, they should hop on a plane and come to India. Nowhere is this contrast more vivid than in that old bastion of power and history – Delhi. As soon as you step foot … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Crepe Cake

Imagine a cloud. Now imagine a cloud that dissolves in your mouth leaving behind whiffs of vanilla, coffee and chocolate, impossibly decadent and light at the same time. Excited yet? I was too. Crepe cakes – literally crepes stacked one … Continue reading

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