Grow your own herbs!

Want to learn to grow your own herbs? Head to The Hub in Bandra on 21st September to learn about soil and pot usage, the plants and vegetables best suited for the upcoming season and different watering techniques to make sure your green patch is luxuriant. And all those who’ve been asking me for basil seeds – you should come! While my basil plant hasn’t given that many seeds to send it out to everyone yet, you will learn to sow some basil seeds and take them home! Surely, there will be some folks green (how apt) with envy after you toss up a salad with the fresh herbs.

When? 21st September 5pm – 7pm
Where? The Hub, Fourth Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (West)
How much? Rs. 150
RSVP: bombay.hub@unltdindia.org / 022 3222 0475.
Facebook Event Listing.

In case you want to grow some lemongrass, have a look at this nifty post that records the weekly progress of a lemongrass plant.

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September 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

Time to rejoice (and pig out!) Restaurant Week Mumbai is Here

Indigo, Colaba.

Restaurant Week Mumbai is inspired by Restaurant Weeks across the globe in cities such as New York and London, and is a week-long celebration of the culinary scene in the city. During the week of September 6th, you can dine at the city’s finest restaurants with a set three course menu (items picked from their a-la-carte menu.) All this, for a very affordable price!

When: 6th – 12th September

How much? Rs. 1000 for  a three course prix fixe menu (excluding taxes)

Participating restaurants: Indigo Colaba (modern European), Stella, San Qi (Indian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese), Tote on the Turf (modern European), Koh, (modern Thai) India Jones(pan-Asia) and Botticino(traditional Italian).

Make your reservation: http://www.restaurantweekindia.com/

Caveat: Some things you must know before you make your reservation.

Have a look at their FAQs

September 1, 2010 at 11:55 am 2 comments

Go fishing (and eat it too)!

Picture this: A lunch of bright red snapper, grilled with lemon and garlic and doused with copious amounts of butter. And it’s not just a random red snapper you got from the market, or worse still, purchased from the frozen section (gasp), it’s a red snapper you caught that morning –  so fresh, so flavourful.

So get some fishing equipment and mark a date in your calender for your fishing trip with the Maharashtra State Angling Assiocation (MSAA)!

Santosh Kolwankar is a member of the MSAA who goes fishing almost every weekend. Santosh is one passionate angler who’s a strong force behind almost all the fishing trips. Well, just how passionate? His Facebook status messages are usually something on the following lines:

Santosh Kolwankar going to powai lake tonight.. another 24 hrs of crazy fishing..on Friday

Another place for seasoned anglers or a wannabes (like me) is the Bombay Fishing Club on Facebook. Heads up: the group hasn’t been active for a while, but maybe you could join and get the discussion started?

By the way, Bombay Eaters got featured in the DNA today, Page 8! Wohoo!

-Shaheen
purplefoodie.com

June 22, 2010 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Cheese Making, Chocolate Tasting and a New Organic Store!

Cheese Making (well, not really in Bombay)
I’ve been dreaming of rearing my own cows and sheep to make my cheese when I retire, but for now I’m going to plan my trip to Acres Wild farm-stay in Coonoor where they take courses in cheese making!

Learn to make gouda, parmesan, halloumi, feta (and more)  while you live at the farms surrounded by birds, bees, fish and plants. Looking at the photographs of the idyllic mountain settings, I don’t think I will ever want to come back!

More on the cheese-making course.

Chocolate Tasting
Can you believe there is a chocolate club in Mumbai? !

They are going to have tasting and events where you can indulge in chocolates and pralines from Europe, learn and appreciate how it’s made from master chocolatiers and even make a trip to Europe to see how it’s made!

Membership for the club is priced at Rs 2,750 for a month or Rs. 33,000 for the year.

Hop over to the Cvado1502 website for more details. (wonder where they got that name from?)

Organic Food Store
I just discovered a new organic store at Kalaghoda where I bought all sorts of things: lychee honey, sunflour seeds (more bread baking!), Himalayan barley mix, Palm jaggery, Indrani rice and rock salt.

A quaint little shopped tucked into the streets of Kalaghoda, this store will keep you coming back.

Greenfields
Army and Navy Coldstorages,
Army Navy Building,
Opposite City Civil Court, Kalaghoda,
Mumbai 400 001

June 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Go picnicin’ with Rushina!

With temperatures soaring, slaving over a hot stove isn’t the most fun task. Rushina will be demonstrating a number of recipes that you can put together in minutes. Learn to make carpaccio to caramelised stone fruit! I know I’m going to be hounding her for the Wasabi potato salad recipe.

Bombay
17th April 2010 (4-6 PM)
Godrej Nature’s Basket
133, Hill rd West, Bandra.
Delhi
23 April 2010 (5:30 – 7:30)
D 15 Defence Colony N. Delhi

April 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

Update so far

Some events worth a cheer that took place in the city (or that will continue to take place!)

* BPB + Del Italia’s Pizza Tossing Class. Check out the photos of the rolling and tossing.

* Bombay’s very own Farmer’s Market every Sunday! More details here. Or better still, join the facebook group.

* Palate Culinary Studio in Khar conducts regular cooking workshops. Stay updated through their facebook group.

April 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

Underground Kitchen

A reader mailed me this really interesting concept that Brown Paper Bag has initiated. Looks like fun!

What: Turning Tables, bpb’s new underground kitchen club, emailguide@bpbweekend.com, Rs 500 this month, BYOB.

Why: bpb’s very own make-shift restaurants! Every month, we’ll organise dinner at a subscriber’s home, featuring meals cooked by celebrated chefs, interesting conversation, and the chance to hang with new people. All you have to do to attend is email us – first come, first serve! Our chef this month is Kshama Prabhu, who heads the kitchen at Tasting Room.

When: December 22, 9 pm.

-Shaheen
purplefoodie.com

December 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

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