Events, Contests & Festivals


The Onamics 2014

We, foodies, are not into sports, per se. Wait. There’s food involved? ‘Onam’ is a foodie’s dream-multiplied by 16 and served steaming hot on a banana leaf, not to mention with creamy, sweet Pradhamans and Payasams. Coming to the ‘sports’

1. January It’s just the start of the New Year and I’ve already broken my new year’s resolution by eating this pot full of pongal. 2. February It’s the season of love. Push your loved ones aside, they’ll just get

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you went to the beach looking for ” those bikinis”, then you must be  in the wrong city. More than anything else, Madras loves its beaches. All our memories are born there. Whether it is touching the waves, making sand hills

There is a battle coming and I’m warning you to protect yourself with an- Apron. What? Oh, you’ve read it right. SPI is raising the heat with this year’s biggest cooking competition in Chennai; The Cook-Off. This sparks my interest

‘Kozhukkattai, Kozhukkattai, aen veakalai’ ‘Oh Kozhukkattai, why are you not yet cooked?’ [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a lovely Tamil poem on kozhukattai, a steamed rice dumpling that is stuffed with copious amounts of jaggery. Kozhukattai is a divine sweet that comes straight

Madras day is a matter of pride, a cause for celebration. And what better way to celebrate in the capital city than with the joy of food? It’s time to reminisce about the food that we eat everyday that spells

‘I want to eat something…different.’ Chef Mahesh knows perfectly well what that means. ‘Innovation in food’ is what we got a bite of this Independence Day. The main sentiment behind The Indian and British food festival in VGP Golden Chakra Restaurant was to

3 vs Godzilla Dosa

There is a craving in town, and politicians are stuck wondering how to solve the problem. People want more dosas and they want it now. VGP Annachi Dosai Kadai has always had an ‘I dare you’ approach, and this time the challenge