Reliving ‘Appa Chi Khichdi’

Appa has been a favourite with Punekars since decades. Appa snacks centre in Shaniwar Peth has a very interesting history.  Appa came from his village in Karnataka way back in 1960s to start a small snacks centre within the premises of the Deccan Gymkhana Club. It was a small canteen with couple of long benches... Continue Reading →


A celebration of authentic Indian food at home

Hauskhaas adds to the festivities with first online Indian Regional Thali Festival    Online food aggregator Hauskhaas ( brought the  first online ‘Indian Regional Thali festival'.  The festival consists of  curated thalis from Kashmir in the North (with dishes like Chaman Kaliya and Kashmiri Dum Aloo eaten with walnut chutney) to Kerala in the South (coconut based stews, Iddiappams... Continue Reading →

“Cooking is the best form of art”: Chef Vishnu Manohar 

  Culinary skills not only makes a person a great cook, but also transforms the person into a organizer, innovator, and artist because cooking  is the best form of the art, opined Masterchef  Vishnu Manohar. He was speaking at a of ‘Yashasvi sansarasathi gruh kaushalya’ book release function held in Pune recently. The book has been written... Continue Reading →

The House of Medici at The Westin, Pune

The Westin Pune Koregaon Park recently announced the grand opening of The House of Medici, earlier known as KueBar, the all new culinary and bar, offering unsurpassed luxury and bespoke service. The restaurant reflects the core concept of the popular House of Medici – an Italian banking family, political dynasty and later a Royal house.   The House of Medici... Continue Reading →

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