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Chemical warfare on a stovetop: Swetha Sivakumar on plant defences

Plants don’t want to be eaten. That explains the hard shells, husks, hairs; and why some taste bitter. Here’s the evocative tale of how we bypass it all.

Grains are enveloped in woody, fibrous husks (or hulls) that survive intact even when swallowed or cooked. Even today, all grain must be de-husked before being eaten. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 05:42 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Elderly woman, 85, is taking the Internet by storm with her cooking skills

In her videos, the elderly woman can be seen jamming to different songs while giving cooking lessons.

Vijay Nishchal baking a cake while jamming to a Drake's song. (Instagram/@dadikirasoi01)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Smoke on the water: Swetha Sivakumar on the science of steaming

What makes this such a powerful yet gentle way to cook? The lid comes off the steamer, in this week’s Sound Bites column.

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Updated on Oct 21, 2023 07:48 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Cookbook of hope: Mexican mothers' culinary tribute to their lost children

Mothers in Mexico have authored a cookbook with the aim of preserving the memories of their disappeared children.

Cookbook of hope: Mexican mothers' culinary tribute to their lost children. (Representative image)(Unsplash/Dan Gold)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 02:21 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Taste of Life: When non-vegetarian food was offered to deities

Ganpati was offered only vegetarian fare like “modak” (sweet dumplings); Gauri was served meat and fish dishes too

“Kolambiche bhujane” and “kolambicha patwada”, prawns wrapped in colocasia leaves, were cooked by some families to offer to the Goddess Gauri. (WIKI MEDIA/REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 11:53 PM IST
ByChinmay Damle
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