Shiso Pesto Udon

When I come up with fusion recipes, I like to think beyond adding just one foreign ingredient to a classic dish and calling it fusion cuisine. It needs to be a bit more than that. What other ingredients can be substituted? What do the different cultures of the fusion dish have to offer each other?…

Octopus Black Pasta

Before you ask me for a recipe, it’s really just boiled octopus and boiled pasta.. mainly. Today I wanted to give you some behind the scenes insights from the shoot of this dish. It all started with an inspiration from a stunning photo by the amazing Balabotya on Instagram. After seeing her black pasta and…

I See, Semiramis!

Courtesy of my very generous and lovely friends at Semiramis Intercontinental (a.k.a IC Semiramis), I was invited for two days of pampering with a cozy overnight stay! I believe that there are two real pleasures in life; food and hotel rooms. Let me tell you how IC Semiramis gave me maximum pleasure in less than…