India

Welcome To Around The World In 5 Editors

Taking on a country and food culture each day
Apr 21, 2014 9:00 am

Each day this week, one of the Food Republic editors will be breaking in with a lineup of stories dedicated to their respective country, including recipes, interviews and personal essays. Here is the day-to-day schedule, and some more behind the scenes action.

The Ultimate Indian Road Trip: On The Bumpy Road From Delhi To Rajasthan

We found the best driver in India. And, dhabas.
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Writer Jenny Miller spent some timing bumping around northern India, sampling plates of palak paneer while getting up close and personal with some holy cows (and a Hollywood legend). Follow along on this exciting, remarkable, thrilling journey.

The Magical Saffron Harvest Of Kashmir

A visit to a war-torn land with a special purpose
Feb 26, 2014 10:00 am

Contributor Jody Eddy's trip to Kashmir began in exhaustion and ended in red stained fingertips and hands caked in dirt. Here's everything that happened in between.

5 Spas And Resorts To Improve Your Health, And Eat Well While Doing So

From Mexico to India to a beach in Thailand
Jan 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, signing up for that gym membership was a smart move. But wellness means more than hitting the elliptical. You need balance: wholesome cooking, a restorative massage (or three) and a few iPhone-free moments of meditation. And the best way to do that is to unplug and hop on an airplane to a wellness resport. Here are five to try.

How Do You Remove Turmeric Stains? And How It Might Get You Laid.

Remove yellow stains from clothing, Indian cows
Jun 19, 2013 1:31 pm

Of all the delicious cuisines in the world, India's is the last one you want spilled on your clothes. Thanks to turmeric, an antioxidant-packed root ground into a powdered spice used in many Indian dishes, any curry stains will stain your last tunic a bright, cheery yellow. You'll have a holy cow of a time getting them out, but it is possible.

Two Brand-New Uses For Idli Batter (Also, What An Idli Is)

South Indian idlis are a dosa's best friend
Jan 30, 2013 12:31 pm

Idlis, steamed fermented rice and lentil dumplings, are a staple of South Indian cuisine. When your culture has been strictly vegetarian for about five thousand or so years, you're going to find some innovative ways to deal with the rice and lentil aspect of your diet, a.k.a most of it. I found two new ways to enjoy them. Also if the Hindu god of fixin' that which ain't broke comes looking for me, I'm not here.

Why Do Indian People Eat So Much Yogurt?

Lots of reasons! Let this brown one enlighten.
Jan 23, 2013 12:31 pm

I was contentedly eating a dosa in Curry Hill the other day when I overheard two people analyzing the contents of their thalis. "Why do Indians eat so much yogurt?" The wrinkly old white lady asked. At this point I whipped out the handy laser pointer, projector and pull-down screen I keep in my purse and proceeded to give this presentation. 

Condiment Alert: Here's Why India Has The Best Ketchup

First off, just look at the guy in this photo
Dec 17, 2012 12:31 pm

I remember dipping fries into ketchup in India as a kid and thinking "what the hell is this stuff?" It was definitely ketchup — thick, sweet and dark — but it was sharper and more spiced than its glossy, pale red American counterpart. Comprehending as an American child that another country's ketchup could possibly be better on more things really did a number on my juvenile patriotism. And it really didn't help the early onset urge to photograph and document what I ate.

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