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At the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, all day dining restaurant Cafe Mix offers diners an array of international flavours. Under the guidance of its head chef Bo Sorensen, the restaurant's "Shayan Quarter" a la carte menu...

On the corner of Kellett Street and Kellett Way in Potts Point sits this quiet, unassuming Indian restaurant. The warm, glowing light from candles and fairy lights on the front porch beckon you in...
Cover image for Bombay Street Kitchen

For a few years now, street food has been steadily making its way into Sydney's appetites. From Greek street food at the likes of Zeus to Vietnamese street food at eateries such as So...

Founded by chef Kumar Mahadevan, Abhi's Indian (named after his son Abhinav) at North Strathfield has been setting the benchmark for Indian cuisine in Sydney since 1990. The family also run Aki's Indian at Woolloomooloo,...
SpiceVine marinades lined up

The month of May is fast approaching and, just as we did in a feature story this time last year, it's time to celebrate the annual 'Markets in May' campaign! As is tradition, the...

The British while in India cultivated a taste for spices. Upon their return home they attempted to create those exotic flavours that they loved in India. The result was ‘curry powder’! The word ‘curry’ is...

Spices originate from plants and are strongly flavoured or aromatic. Used as condiments, they have been highly prized, since ancient times for their medicinal, preservative and cosmetic uses. India produces high-quality spices. At least one...
Eating with your hands by Rakehee Chandra-Smyth

Eat with Your Hands was the title of a book by a New York chef and the subject of an article in January 2012 in the New York Times. It got me thinking. In many...
Review--India-Cookbook-+-3-tried-and-tested-recipes

No other cuisine frightens me more in the kitchen than Indian food. Don't get me wrong, I love eating it, but preparing it from scratch is a whole other thing! So, I've been putting off...
Vasandha-Bhavan, Homebush

When an Indian restaurant gets the nod of approval from a local Indian resident, it's a must try. Today, Betty excitedly lets me know that Vasandha Bhavan is a restaurant her Indian friend would...