It will only be repeating a trend to say that Italian food in Delhi has moved on from the pizza days. The change came about quite some time ago. That your colony vegetable vendor stocks red and yellow pepper and packets of fresh parsley and basil is
enough of an indicator. All varieties of pastas, spaghettis, cheese, olives and olive oil are easily available now. Even the special rice that you need to whip up an authentic risotto is no more a far cry,, not to talk of the range of Italian wines that you can lay your hands on to pair with the dishes. Still, in case you are looking for one-stop shops to buy ingredients typically required to put together an Italian dish, Ritu Dalmia’s Book, “Italian Khana” lists a few suppliers that stock such items across the city and NCR.
Here follows the index. Happy cooking!
Allied Fruits & Plants
Kishen and Sons
Yashwant Place Market
Bombay Fruit Mart
Basant Lok complex,
Store 18 Super Market
More than popcorns
When I was a kid, I had a secret desire to eat roast chicken, because I loved the way it looked in Tom and Jerry cartoons.”
This makes Ritu Dalmia a perfect case to fit into the adage, the morning shows the day. For this childhood fascination to appreciate food on screen graduated to such an extent with Ritu that she says she loves to watch movies, particularly when they have a lot of food in them.
So it is only natural that her book, “Italian Khana” has a page dedicated to movies that have, well, loads of food in them. Some of the names that find mention in the list are:
Like Water for Chocolate
Eat Drink Man Woman
Woman on Top
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