Cook Express – Mocktails by Donsavio Lacerda

We had a Don in Bartending boarding the Cook Express. Donsavio Lacerda will teach you the ropes of making creamy, fizzy and other thirst quenching mocktails. Just what the doctor ordered for this hot summer. Donsavio has had a passion for training people in the food & beverage arena and has conducted several workshops as a freelance trainer. He has in …

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Cook Express – Chinese Cuisine by Hotel La Paz Gardens

Hotel La Paz Gardens gave the Cook Express a green signal. La Paz, as it is known to everyone in the neighbourhood, has a loyal clientele who swear by their Chinese restaurant – Sweet ‘n’ Sour. Chef Rakesh Kumar takes you through the paces in making some special Chinese cuisine . A soup, a chicken recipe and a veggie dish …

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Cook Express – Spicy Kolhapuri Misal Pav & Batata Vada by Kavita Gupte

Ms Kavita Gupte of our neighbourhood is a person of many talents and interests. She has a passion for craft making, rangolis of various types, embroidery and cooking. If you missed her class on 10th April 2014 get the recipe from below and make spicy Kolhapuri style Misal Pavs and Batata Wadas . [su_carousel source=”media: 1603,1604,1605,1606,1607,1608,1609,1610,1611,1612,1613,1614,1615,1616,1617,1618,1620,1621,1622,1623,1624,1625,1626,1627,1628,1629,1630,1631,1632,1633,1634,1635,1636,1637,1638,1639″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″]RECIPE COMING …

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Cook Express – Pesarattu with Chettinad Chutney by Jayashree Jairam

[su_carousel source=”media: 1601,1600,1599,1598,1597,1596,1595,1594,1593,1592,1591,1590,1589,1588,1587,1586,1585,1584,1583,1582,1581,1580,1579,1578,1577,1576,1575,1574,1573,1572″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″] Check out this unique South Indian easy to make-can’t go wrong “Pesarattu” that is from the dosa family . The Chettinad chutney is a must learn recipe that has a special ingredient that makes it different. This was demonstrated on 10th April 2014 by Jayashree Jairam who is also a Bharatanatyam dancer and …

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Vineella and Basavaraj – Keep the hunger pangs of the destitute at bay

It is heartening that even in this predominantly “I – Me – Myself” world there are still some good Samaritans who take it upon themselves to do something to alleviate the sufferings of fellow human beings. Vineela Diana and Basavaraj Katti, the young husband-wife duo are doing just this within their own modest capability. They have made it their mission …

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Regina & Agnes Shine at 35th Masters Athletic Championship

Regina Dourado bagged Gold in 1500mtr race and Silver each in 400mts and 800mts Run, while Agnes Dias bagged Silver in Long Jump and Bronze in 100mtr Run at the recently held 35th Masters Athletic championship 2014 at Coimbtore , Tamil Nadu. They were trained by SAG athletic coach Devi Gaokar and Health & Fitness Trainer Namdev Chopdecar. Betty George, …

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Private lives and public office

Debating the private lives of those in public office seems to be the flavour of the season. The two seem as incompatible as chalk and cheese. Social mores, cultural biases, and traditions are as diverse as the species on this planet. What is acceptable and wouldn’t merit any attention in one part of the world is front page news and …

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Cook Express – KAI MURUKKUS by Lakshmi Iyer

Whose mouth does not water when the word Murrukku(Chakkli) is uttered! Did you know that making Kai Murrukkus is an art? But if you have the correct dough and nimble fingers you can master the art just like Lakshmi Iyer an ex banker from our neighbourhood, a Murrukku specialist. Lakshmi demonstrated the delicious crunchy murukkus in the traditional as well …

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Get into step with ‘DID Super Mom’ Cecile

Her saga on the dance floor began twenty years ago at her home town Baina, Vasco. An only child, her parents encouraged and supported her passion for dancing. At 12 years of age and in school at St. Therese’, she along with 5 friends formed the only ever all girls dance group – The Scorpions. They performed for big events, …

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