London based journalist covering travel, food and drink with a strong passion for science, history and sustainability. Member of the British Guilds of Travel, Food and Beer Writers. MA in Journalism.
The constant thing you will hear when you’re in Kentucky is that there is no wrong way to drink bourbon and that is a form of welcome that’s reassuring and comforting.
Along with whiskey, baseball and horses, the bluegrass state has so much more to offer- from boundary-pushing twists on southern cuisine to a trail exploring the hangouts of legendary bootleggers. It is also the state with colossal, colourful murals in nearly every corner.
Many restaurants specialise in southern fare,...
Beyond the canals, museums and cafes that are an integral part of the city, there’s a world of wonderful things to be discovered in Amsterdam. From observing various organisms on our planet under a microscope to fluorescent art and secret hideaways, there’s something quirky and adventurous for every curious traveller. And with DFDS Ferries running services from Newcastle to Amsterdam, you can even take an alternative route there.
Getting there with DFDS Ferries
Though there are options to fly...
On almost every table in Louisiana, there’s salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce. Over the last
century, the sauce has also become a staple in kitchen cupboards, hole-in-the-wall dives,
oyster bars, street food trucks, fine dining restaurants. Today, the sauce is sold in more than 195 countries and its size makes it small enough to fit in a plastic bag in one’s carry-on luggage. Tabasco sauce has been in the places where history was made.
From glittering bazaars to simple street stalls, Rashmi Narayan travels through Egypt to explore the country's cusines along with its deep rooted history.
There's nothing like Texas pride. When you consider the Lone Star State’s main attractions, you probably think barbecues, rodeos, longhorns, live music, the Alamo and NASA. How about Texas whiskey? While it’s yet to find its place cemented on the map, facing strong competition from other states, it’s not far behind and is catching up fast. We discover what makes Texas whiskey different from its American cousins, and why it deserves recognition.
Texas whiskey is a grain-based spirit made and a...
India’s southern city Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru) is often referred to as the country’s beer capital; with what started out as dark hole-in-the-wall pubs to over 80 craft beer microbreweries, that have taken the city’s beer culture to new heights.
Luís Gonzalez-Castro's supper club Cuca pays homage to his Cuban heritage and is a love letter to his grandmother - who he fondly called Cuca - by cooking the recipes she passed on to him.
He has hosted successful supper clubs in Cinder, Belsize Park serving national dishes such as Ropa Vieja (slow cooked shredded beef with beans and rice), Tres Leches, (vanilla sponge cake soaked in milk), and his grandfather's favourite Tostones Decorados (twice fried plantain topped w...
OUR rivers are natural features of wonder and beauty, yet their condition is declining. Centuries of deforestation and soaring temperatures have left many riverbanks without the woodland cover that keeps water temperatures cool.
Without trees, these riverbanks lack the canopy cover and shade that young Atlantic salmon need to grow and survive. On the Kyle and Dee catchments, in Sutherland and Aberdeenshire respectively, fisheries recorded freshwater temperatures as high as 28.5C which severel...
Driving past the rugged landscape for a stargazing adventure in Big Bend National Park, I noticed a specific spikey plant with a tall stalk. Like many, I mistook it for agave. I soon discovered that it was in fact a plant called sotol and that it was the key ingredient in a special spirit.
In far West Texas, wild Dasylirion texanum (Texas sotol) grows in abundance. Beginning several centuries ago, the Chihuahuan indigenous people consumed sotol as a fermented, beer-like alcoholic beverage tha...
Can’t stop your mind from racing during savasana? These 3 simple tips will help to calm and focus your thoughts
It might look like all you’re doing is having a cheeky snooze, but ‘corpse pose’ requires more focus than other parts of your yoga practice. Here’s how to get the most out of it.
Savasana, or ‘corpse pose’, is the final rest at the end of every yoga session. It’s the bit we all look forward to, especially if you’ve had a hard day and just need a few minutes of shut-eye.
With warmer months and longer days ahead, a scenic expedition accompanied by delicious food and drink may be well overdue. Taking you through winding paths along glens and disused railways, here’s a guide of gastronomic recommendations along with a few unforgettable sights along the way in east Scotland.
Having met at the screening of the film Precious Time for Balblair Whisky, which focuses on the importance of unrushed craft in whisky making and taking time to enjoy life, renowned Scottish photographer David Eustace talks to Rashmi Narayan about his philosophy.
Starting your own business, specially as an immigrant, is daunting but equally rewarding: Dimple Athavia, All Things Drinks
Moving to a new country can be daunting especially when you have to build a life from scratch. Dimple Athavia, who moved from Mumbai to the UK talks to ET’s Rashmi Narayan on tips to start your own company in the UK along with her journey, goals, challenges and her current successful business All Things Drinks.
TEMPERATURE changes caused by global warming could impact whisky production, and COP26 highlighted the need for distilleries to seriously consider their carbon footprint. Even the Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) set a target in hoping to achieve net zero emissions in its own operations by 2040.
A few organisations within the whisky industry in Scotland are planning ahead and setting examples in being more sustainable. Some distilleries established over the last decade have been pioneers in ...
New world whisky distilled in my hometown - Bangalore, India. The feature explores making single malt whisky in a tropical country.