Monday, November 28, 2016

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part IV

Over the past few weeks, I have already shared my experiences as a vegetarian foodie in Portugal, Spain and France. The struggles are real when it comes to finding vegetarian food in some parts of the world. I have had many readers reaching out to me and giving me enough motivation to keep writing this series.

Many people I meet are surprised to find out that I am a vegetarian and a Mallu (Most Mallus are non-vegetarians). The next question I get is if I am a vegetarian by choice or by birth. Actually, I am a bit of both. I come from a family, where one parent comes from a pure vegetarian family while the other comes from a pure non-vegetarian family. My dad’s family are the kind of people who do not even eat garlic or mushrooms while my mom’s family will eat fish even three times a day, if given an option. I used to eat non-vegetarian food but I have been a vegetarian by choice for close to 12 years now.

So, let us move to our next destination on the list. I was traveling last weekend and I was in Calicut, Kerala for a wedding. We were waiting for lunch at our hotel when I overhead someone instructing the chef on how to make the perfect savoury pancake. I was reminded of my time in Amsterdam and decided to write about Amsterdam and Luxembourg this time around. 

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Amsterdam and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, Europe

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part III

I hope all of you are enjoying the series ‘A vegetarian foodie’s adventures across Europe’. I am having fun writing them and it reminds me of both the delicious as well as inedible food (there were quite a few of them too) I ate around Europe.

This week, I bring you updates from the Crème de la crème of European food. The fact that I used French should have given you some indication about which country I am talking about. One of the things that I like about both French vegetarian food and vegetarian food in France (mind you, both are two very different things) are the variety of options we get to choose from.

Since it was a repeat trip for me, I did not spend too many days in this beautiful country. But I still ate a lot of delicious food and that is why it tops as a favorite destination this time for the foodie in me. So, without further ado, let me take you through my experiences as a vegetarian foodie in France.
A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part III
Laduree, Paris

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part II

Did you enjoy the first part of the ‘Vegetarian Foodie in Europe’ series last week? If you haven’t, do check it out and let me know your feedback. 

Many people swear by the ‘Happy Cow’ app to find the nearest vegan restaurant but I am yet to try it. In India, I am used to Zomato and when I was in the US, I mostly got by, using Yelp. Also, most of the times, I am with friends or family, who are hard core non-vegetarians and I never had the chance to use it. Maybe I will use it on my next trip.

As you may have read, it was comparatively easy for me to find vegetarian food in Portugal. However, I did eat a lot of eggs here. But I still did not go hungry in Portugal. The next destination on my list was Spain. How did I fare in Spain? Read on to find out.

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Spain - Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar, Mallorca, Spain

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part I

My sister just got back yesterday from Cheonan in South Korea after a 2-week work trip. So we were discussing about her experiences in South Korea since it was her first trip there. One of the biggest problems she faced while she was there, was food. She is also a vegetarian like me. After surviving by having only fruits for dinner for the first three days, she finally gave in and found the nearest Indian restaurant. She had no other go and could not survive only on fruits.

Being frequent travellers, we still try to eat local food, whenever we are visiting a new place. Compared to her, I was definitely lucky when it came to finding vegetarian, non-Indian food in Europe. But I had my moments of starvation too. I also accidentally ate non vegetarian food but more on that later.

A Vegetarian Foodie's Adventures Across Europe - Part I - Travel, Books and Food
Sinatra Palace's Kitchen

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tata Hexa: My First Impressions

As many of you already know, I was in Hyderabad this past weekend. Tata Motors in partnership with Indiblogger, had invited 60 top bloggers from across the country for the Hexa experience. Tata is launching their new car “Hexa” in January 2017 and we were among the first few (we were beaten by the auto journalists) to see and experience the car.

To tell you the truth, I am a little terrified to write this review. I am a novice when it comes to writing car reviews compared to all the other experts who were present. The only thing I do really well is driving and I guess that kind of makes it okay for me to give my first impressions about this car. So you may not find many technical details here but more about the general experience of driving the car. If you want to read only about this, please skip the first few paragraphs and scroll to the middle of the article.

Tata Hexa