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Editorial: Food For Thought

Good Food, Good Wine, Good Conversation, Good Times

This fortnight, we are talking about food and wine and cheese and chocolate, and the perfect place for a cup of coffee.


Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
― Orson Welles

After a contentious past few weeks, we are taking a quick detour into the world of gooey fondants and crisp ragi dosas, all served with a bubbly glass of Veuve Clicquot at just the right temperature.

Let’s talk about food this fortnight. About the different ways that food pervades our life. About women (and men) who are turning their passion for food and drink into unique vocations, about recipes that tell a story, and about the food memories from some of our favourite locations.

We will also look at some of the sociological aspects of food – how sustenance has turned into an all consuming passion and yet another way for class systems to assert themselves. We will question whether the perfect Pinterest bakers are the ultimate luxury or the death-knell of feminism. We will talk about some of our favourite chefs – real and imaginary – and over the next two weeks, attempt to crown one delicious street food as the King of Snacks.

If you feel passionately about food (we know you do – you can’t be a MBRB reader without dreaming cupcakes and samosas!), mail us with ideas at

And do bookmark this page to partake in some food for thought – over breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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