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These Goa-Based Entrepreneurs See The Glass Half Full

Text by Joanna Lobo. Photographed by Tenzing Dakpa

A spirited craft liquor industry finds a home on the state’s shores
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Crave Reviews

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

Is communal snacking a thing of the past? And what sort of comfort are we now searching for in that evening plate of chaat or bag of chips? Verve considers the time between meals during fraught days
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The Single Malt Revolution In India Began with this Bengaluru Distillery

Text by Sushmita Sundaram. Photographed by Wamika Gera

Amrut Distilleries shook up the scene in 2010 when their flagship single malt won global recognition in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible as the third-best whisky in the world. Ten years on, home-grown single malts are still fighting for a seat at the table, where Amrut has set the gold standard
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Sweet Somethings

Text by Shirin Mehta

Six hands-on young Indian bakers who bring scrumptious goodies and breads to sweet-toothed clients, show off their personal style, exchanging kitchen mitts for fashion gloves
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Blogger Srushti Chauhan Angane creates almond milk Diwali pedas with her grandmother, Rukhmini Thakkar, while sharing her early memories of them cooking together and how they learn from each other
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Currently Open For Delivery: Goa

Text by Joanna Lobo

The lockdown has seen a new kind of dining experience emerge in the state: meals cooked by home chefs who are eager to showcase their kitchen skills and family recipes
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The Mushroom Company, Rohhaan Gawde

Shroom to Grow

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by The Mushroom Company

Through his Mumbai-based endeavour, The Mushroom Company, Rohhaan Gawde is out to promote the multi-variety fungus and its numerous health and agricultural advantages. Verve gets the lowdown on this underrated source of nutrients
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Erika Kleinmann, Piper’s Pet Bakery
April 02, 2020

Party Animals

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Manasi Sawant. Styled by Shweta Navandar. Hair by Shabana Shaikh. Make-Up by Alyssa Mendonsa

The pet care industry is rapidly transforming as animals are becoming a greater source of emotional fulfilment for city dwellers today. Erika Kleinmann of Piper’s Pet Bakery whips up a personalised pumpkin peanut butter cake for graphic designer Ashna Mistry’s Shih Tzu, Zoie Mistry – while Verve notes the emerging shifts and growing demand for new food products in this niche market
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Alok Verma, Food Stylist and Photographer; Mumbai

Square Meals

Text by Ranjabati Das

Three Instagrammers describe the backstory behind one of their favourite food posts as Verve asks them about what it takes to get a like-worthy shot
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Ready challah
March 19, 2020

An evening with Moshe Shek in the iconic Blue Synagogue gives Joanna Lobo an intimate look into the unique cultural fusion that is Mumbai’s Jewish cuisine and the traditions associated with it
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Bittersweet

Text by Ranjabati Das. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styled by Swati Sinha

The essence of boutique brand Ether Atelier Chocolat is rooted in the founder Prateek Bakhtiani’s lived experiences and the stories of the earth that begat the bean. Disarming Ranjabati Das with his candour, the chocolatier and chemistry savant expounds on the intense interaction between his two passions
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Aloo Pitika by Abhineet Mishra
February 24, 2020

Stirring Up Conversations

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styling by Swati Sinha. Hair & Make-Up: Sakil Kunwar. Location Courtesy: Magazine Street Kitchen

Addressing stereotypes about North-East India is a key element of Abhineet Mishra’s stand-up comedy act on stage. We test his skills in the kitchen, where the reluctant cook gamely whips up a staple dish of the region while filling Zaral Shah in on the less-talked-about culinary connection with his roots
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