We love making new connections, friendships and relationships and Nescafé coffee does just that. It was a bright Monday morning, when we began our journey to explore the Demo Farm of the world's favorite coffee - Nescafé. Simply driving into Nescafé's coffee farm in Kushalnagar, Coorg brought in a sense of awe and admiration for the brand. The idea of the trip was to show us the process of how coffee is grown and processed. It was great to see first hand what went into making that perfect cup of coffee! 

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To put out healthy wholesome meals at home for your family, we need to have our preparation done. Right from planning menus for the meals, to having all the ingredients in place, a lot of coordination is required for this.  Above all, grocery shopping needs to be done from time to time, of fresh produce and dry ingredients required to put out a meal. 

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No Indian kitchen is complete without this one essential that make or break our ''Rasoi'.Our Indian Food is packed with flavours not just with simple onion-tomato base but with our masalas that add punch to the dishes.This quintessential dabba is our go to when putting together each meal - it has an array of spices both whole spices and powdered spices, all arranged in one single dabba, making it easier to reach out to the spices every time we cook.

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I was in Goa on Saturday July 21st 2018 to celebrate the Joy of Cooking of a home chef Rita Shinde. I absolutely love it when women take up their passion to do something they love. Being in Goa to celebrate this journey was just simply wonderful.

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Hing or asafoetida is the dried and powdered resin which is native to Iran and Afghanistan but now mainly cultivated in India. It is one of the important kitchen ingredients used in many Indian recipes. Asafoetida in its raw form is sold as blocks which look like pieces of shiny of resin. However in the stores it is more commonly found in it's powdered form.

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Every recipe will speak volumes of itself, if the image of the finished recipe looks simple to make & appetizing to eat. Food Photographs are very important for a recipe. A person will come to look at your product or recipe only if it displays a photograph that is plated well and looks clean. This article has a few simple tips that we use at Archana's Kitchen to take pictures. Ever Since the advent of smartphones with great cameras, we have begin using our phones to take pictures of the food we cook in our test kitchen or even when Archana cooks the food at her home.

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I was surfing through the TV channels to see if there was any interesting cooking show, I found something really fun.

It was a cooking show called The Chefs' Line. It’s an Australian series of the Reality Cooking Show which is about Home Chefs competing with Professional Chefs. This show is being aired on Zee Café at 9:00 PM Monday to Friday. If you ever get a chance to watch this show, do watch it – it’s fun and there is something new to learn in every episode

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If you are a food lover looking to indulge in some sinfully delicious food in the city, while partying this New Year’s Eve, we know just exactly where you need to be at. A New Year Party in Bangalore was never more interesting than when you get to look forward to digging into some scrumptious food, straight from the kitchens of the city's finest Chefs! We're here to bust some food menu surprises so you know what you need to dig into first at these parties with lip-smacking delicious food!

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As we dig deeper, we get to know that there are sub roots of the main roots in a tree. These may be invisible for naked eye on a first glance when dug, but are really necessary for each root to be feeding to the growth of the tree. Likewise, every major regional cuisine has sub branches within it that make the cuisine valued. South Indian cuisine bears many smaller cuisines within that are lesser known but are definitely distinct. Ingredients are unique to each sub cuisine and the method of cooking varies with a precise preconception about the specific taste that it will impart when added at a specific stage of cooking a recipe.

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No visit to Bangalore is complete without a trip to the newly opened Tata Cha, a beautiful cafe on 12th Main, Indiranagar in Bangalore. With beautiful interiors inspired with a very Indian touch and yet a very aspirational feel to make it a great place to hangout with family, friends or even an office meeting.

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Disciplining children is an important activity every parent is challenged with.  Be it your 2-year-old child or a 12-year-old, discipline is extremely important to bring in peace and harmony into home.

However, as parents we often tend to get into a negative disciplining mode, where there are more NO's in the vocabulary as opposed to being positive.

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Despite its name, an electric rice cooker is not just meant for cooking rice in an easy way, but its versatile nature can enable you to cook many other one pot dishes to make your life easy in the kitchen.

If you think about it, the rice cooker works similar way as the slow cooker by using moisture and heat over a period of time to cook food, trapping the flavors in the cooking pot.  Rice cookers that can make upma, khichdi, mixed dals and also steam momos, vegetables and much more.

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Unlike olden days where one had to plan, prep, and cook a complete meal to be fed when hungry, our everyday life is filled with options in recent years. We sometimes tend to take a break from preparing a whole meal from scratch.

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Organising, storing and maintaining a fresh and sufficient stock of groceries and staples is a task that is one of the everyday challenges that the homemaker faces. If the predictability is miscalculated, you may have more staples and groceries than required, or you might also face their shortage. Hence, organizing pantry is of essence and a matter of practice every day.

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We Indians love to experiment when it comes to recipes. Though we prefer traditional foods to prepare everyday, we also do try out new recipes from a neighbouring cuisine and exotic recipes once in a while, to break the monotony. While we are on experiments, what might seem light but is trivial is, using the right cooking oil. We must know which cooking oil suits what method of cooking. We should also be aware of what cooking oil is required to bring in the authenticity of the recipe, so that we do it exactly the way it is done.

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Baking is an art and a science that requires an accurate recipe and guidance, which will make you, bake the perfect cake. Most of us, who have learnt baking, either had a mother or a grandmother who gave us that guidance and tips to ensure the cake would come out perfect every time.

Did you know Betty Crocker was a maternal and guiding presence in kitchens across America? She was a person women could trust with their most frustrating kitchen woes in 1920s when families moved to big cities and did not have their ancestors to teach them skills such as cooking and baking.

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That moment when you arrived home and you knew it from the fragrance that your mother had cooked your favourite food is a memory so dearly enjoyed when we grow up and cook on our own. We know that our carefree time of childhood might be seen only through the eyes of our growing kids. Parents strive hard to recreate their children, the moments that are imprinted in our memories. Cooking Indian recipes that are native to the culture and region is one among those efforts. Including at least one meal a day that our fore grandfathers ate sets so many things right, from cultural inheritance, eating habits, to staying healthy.

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Kitchen is the special space of the family, which binds everyone together emotionally. Remember those little gossips that happen when your close relatives come over? That time when your best friend visits house and spends some time chit chatting in the kitchen which is private to your family, only feeling privileged to be getting to know you more.

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We sometimes feel the need to go into the intricate details of the smaller things that we vaguely already know about. We need to ascertain our assumptions that they are right. Storage is a topic which we do research time and again about, though we are regular in kitchen and we all do store the groceries and staples for cooking back at our home. Changing storage needs, upgradation of storage materials, fresh arrival of storage products, and beautification of kitchen are some of the reasons for this. New kitchen space or the idea of planning an effective storage also are reasons enough to browse through tips of organizing.

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