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Javed Gaya

  • Eat Your Words: What it is to be a food critic

    As Indians open their wallets to world cuisines, the role of a food critic must evolve from singing paens of those who pay for their meals to opening the minds of readers to the essence of good food, says lawyer and food writer Javed Gaya

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 6:35am
  • Take it nice and slow

    If the slow food movement is rapidly catching on around the world, how fast will it take root in India? Javed Gaya scours the market.

    Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 11:14am
  • High end of Dubai

    In times past it was considered de rigeur for Indians of a certain class to visit the great centres of gastronomy, whether it be Paris, Lyons, Rome and recently London.

    Sunday, 27 February 2011 - 1:43am
  • Wazwan bites

    Probing the hidden gastronomic tradition of Kashmiri cuisine.

    Saturday, 12 February 2011 - 11:38pm
  • Pick of Parmesan

    Parmesan is one cheese which has been subject to a lot of abuse — all sorts of granular grating cheeses have been passed off as Parmesan

    Sunday, 30 January 2011 - 1:07am
  • The beauty of Goan cuisine

    Over the years, Goa has attracted a number of foreign chefs and adventurers, people who always dreamed of running a restaurant in paradise.

    Sunday, 16 January 2011 - 2:53am
  • Comfort of 'salan'

    Comfort food is not quite ordinary food or what is called ‘ghar ka khanna’, but food which has a positive impact on the senses.

    Saturday, 1 January 2011 - 9:21pm
  • Indianising global food

    In my last article I wrote of the need for cordon bleu schools in India to promote excellent technical skills, the making of a fine pastry, and other essentials; but part of a new vibrant food culture is the need to be inclusive.

    Sunday, 12 December 2010 - 2:08am
  • Doing it like the French

    At a recent pastry festival, at the Oberoi, one was struck by the prodigious quality and technical proficiency that comes with French haute cuisine

    Sunday, 28 November 2010 - 2:56am
  • Blue frog's Bombay flavour

    To my mind, one of the finest restaurants in Mumbai is, paradoxically, not a restaurant at all, but a night club, Blue Frog in Lower Parel.

    Sunday, 14 November 2010 - 2:00am