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Like A Kid In A Candy Store

By Anandita Bhalerao

Verve gets an inside look into the La Folie Chocolate Factory Café, Mumbai's first bean-to-bar chocolate laboratory.
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Rahul Akerkar, Chef-restaurateur, Qualia

The man behind the wildly popular but now-shuttered Indigo and the newly-opened Qualia writes about his experiences of the good ol' days....
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Black Baza Coffee, Arshiya Bose

As Indian coffee culture advances and consumers become more discerning, the founder of the Bengaluru-based Black Baza Coffee continues to help the Adivasi community to leverage their innate ties with their habitats and earn a rightful share of the business
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Swati Snacks, Karan Shah
April 11, 2019

The Enduring Allure Of Swati Snacks’ Yellow Plates

Photographs and Styling by Neysa Mendes

Basic but elevated, the stark, yellow dishware of Swati Snacks in Mumbai asserts the individuality of this culinary institution without trying hard, adding a familiar visual and tactile dimension to the experience of eating here. Megha Shah meets the family behind the charming spirit of the 55-year-old brand.
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Noma, Copenhagen, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Eating Your Way Through Copenhagen

Text by Shirin Mehta

Noma, on top of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list several years in a row, has spawned an amazing phenomenon. Chefs from its kitchen have moved forth to open restaurants all over Copenhagen and these have proved to be excellent ones. Verve, map in hand, ferrets out some of the finest
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Fresh catch of the day displayed at the Pescheria, Giuseppe Beppe Gallina, Turin, Porta Palazzo
March 04, 2019

Ocean to Table

Photographs by Sheetal Mallar. Translation provided by Mabel Redaelli

A fishmonger in Turin has a unique approach to customer service while being mindful of his produce and the environment. Giuseppe Beppe Gallina, better known as Beppe, speaks to Sheetal Mallar of his passions and hopes while sitting in his pescheria (fish stall) at the iconic Porta Palazzo
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Cascara, Coffee Cherry, Coffee Cherry Tea, Coffee Cherry Tisane, Devi Coffee, Devika Dutt, Featured, Herbal, Nishant Singh, Online Exclusive, Sussegado Coffee, The Roastery Coffee House

Somewhere between coffee and tea, this healthy tisane is finding a place in the beverage world
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Making Pasta Unlike The Italians

Photography by Joshua Navalkar

At Oberoi Mumbai’s Vetro, Sicilian chef Agostino D’Angelo teaches Megha Shah how to cook the Sicilian way
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Cocktails

Tipples with a Twist

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Think cocktails, and what immediately comes to mind are the universal classics. But there’s a crop of mixologists in Mumbai who are further shaking things up by introducing unexpected ingredients from the kitchen to the bar. In conversation with Bob Fernandes, Sonali Mullick and Anisha Maker, Verve discovers some unpredictable pairings
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January 22, 2019

The 'honesty bar' section lets you pay as you see fit.
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Shruti Jain, founder of vegetarian food blog The Leaf Bowl
January 11, 2019

For Shruti Jain, founder of vegetarian food blog The Leaf Bowl, visual presentation is a fundamental part of experiencing a meal. In an exclusive feature for Verve, she photographs a collection of six inviting fruit-based dishes, capturing the richness of their natural colours in her trademark minimal style
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Alak Vasa, ayurvedic chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolates, computer-science-turned-chocolatier, Elements Truffles, Featured, Food, Jersey City kitchen

We were in for a treat when we met entrepreneur Alak Vasa in New York where we were introduced to her brand Elements Truffles
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