CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

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LIST OF TRENDY HOT SAUCES YOU HAVE TO STOCK UP ON

INFERNO IN A BOTTLE: LIST OF TRENDY HOT SAUCES YOU HAVE TO STOCK UP ON

By Nabanita Dutt | December 27, 2016

For a spice junkie born with the red devil on my tongue, it was a day to remember when a tiny Thai restaurant in Ithaca, NY, offered me – not “4 Star Hot” or “5 Star Hot” on the 1-to-5 scale, but a mind-numbing, coma-inducing “Bangkok Hot”. It was indeed the kind of satisfying heat…

Bacon Sandwich is cure for a hangover

THE ULTIMATE CURE FOR HANGOVER? BACON SANDWICH!

By Nabanita Dutt | December 22, 2016

It’s the party season of the year when hangovers are a daily occurrence and you’re probably wishing you had an extra, drinking head to take out to social engagements every evening. Tums and aspirin and Alka Seltzer are all very well, but when you’re feeling like the inner lining of your stomach has been corroded…

WHY STEAKHOUSE SIDE DISHES HAVE BECOME CELEBRITIES OF THE AMERICAN FOOD SCENE

By Nabanita Dutt | December 17, 2016

What do you call “comfort foods” that are so richly and deliciously “comforting”, you ought be going through a tragedy of epic proportions to deserve even a mouthful of it? You call them “steakhouse sides” – a quintessentially American array of vegetable add-ons that come with a mammoth steak, and

3 ways to make turmeric latte golden milk

3 WAYS TO MAKE TURMERIC LATTE – THE HEALTHY AND HUGELY TRENDY COFFEE ALTERNATIVE

By Nabanita Dutt | December 13, 2016

  After coconut oil, ghee and homemade yoghurt, the next super ingredient we’re borrowing from the South Asian pantry is turmeric. You may have heard of turmeric – or haldi as the Indians call it – as the cure-all spice that fixes everything from a pimple to common cold.

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5 NEW CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS (WITH ACCOMPANYING RECIPES) YOU CAN START THIS YEAR

By Nabanita Dutt | December 9, 2016

It’s hard to think of Christmas and not think of traditions. It’s the magic string that ties all the nostalgic pleasures of the season into one blissful bundle. The smell of pine and spiced apple in the air, the loops of fairy lights and popcorn garlands, Grandma’s special Christmas

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AVOID THESE 6 POPULAR THAI DISHES IF YOU’RE TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY

By Nabanita Dutt | December 9, 2016

No question. Thai cuisine can be a pretty healthy restaurant meal choice – if you’re choosing carefully. We’re so conditioned to believe that all stir-fry dishes are healthy, and all Thai people are slim, we don’t go looking for the excess calorie loaders that typically hide in a Thai menu, waiting to upset our weight…

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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CHEESEBOARD

By Nabanita Dutt | December 5, 2016

Cheeseboards may not be the main event at Christmas, but without a well-chosen board of fromages sitting on the kitchen counter at all times, the season’s between-meal sweet treats of reindeer cookies, snickedoodles and gingerbread men can quickly overwhelm the palate into a sugar-induced coma. Cheeses

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6 TRENDS THAT WILL INFLUENCE YOUR RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE IN 2017

By Nabanita Dutt | December 2, 2016

Eating out is never the same experience from year to year. Cuisines keep reinventing themselves to ensure that loyal customers return to the same establishment again and again. Old menus are trashed, seasonal menus are crafted, and the décor is re-glamorized to keep the clientele visually entertained. A whole lot of hard work, thought and…