Events, Contests & Festivals


1.Tuna Sandwiches: None of our college picnics were ever complete without my friend Dad’s lovingly packed tuna fish sandwiches. A visually challenged person, he nevertheless excelled in cutting the sandwiches into geometrically perfect triangles, the brown parts neatly and evenly

1. 8 rules, follow you must, for a successful Japanese Tea Ceremony The Japanese Tea Ceremony has many rules and etiquette one must sincerely follow to maintain traditions and enjoy the full benefits of the tea ceremony. The body is

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f we are impressed with the dessert that we eat, we waste no time in telling the waiter to give our compliments to the chef. In the baking industry though, the bigger picture shows more than just a chef baking

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