5h ago| Food & Recipes

Divine fusion from BBQ Express

Arpon Changma, the Chef of BBQ Express, is one such individual who constantly pushes the culinary envelope with his maverick approach to his creation. BBQ Express's inception occurred during the pandemic when Arpon and his friends gave a shot at their out-of-the-box restaurant idea.

4d ago| Food & Recipes

Shining in my Kitchen: Star Lifestyle Recipe Competition 2022

‘Shining in my Kitchen’ was Star Lifestyle’s recipe competition for the year 2022 where we asked our valued readers to send their best meat recipes ahead of Eid ul Adha. Selecting the best recipes from a host of entries is never easy. Kazria Kayes, Sheulee Akter, and Arshia Idris Talha have shone their way through the strenuous selection process and emerged as winners. So try out these top recipe entries this festive season.

5d ago| Food & Recipes

Know your beef cuts and how to best prep them as steaks

Prime Cuts include muscle tissues that experience the least frequency of strenuous movements in an animal. Sometimes, these are created deliberately, including but not limited to what the cattle is fed to produce what’s known as the marbling effect in beef and other red meats such as lamb, goat, mutton, camel, etc. However, these are not the only variables that produce prime cuts. Consider the tenderloin or the fillet of beef! It hardly shows any marbling whatsoever, but it is undeniably the tenderest cut that the bovine possesses, making it the costliest. And it is one of the smallest muscle tissues inside the animal.

Dried Fish Delicacy in Hilly Cuisine

Dried fish is one of the key ingredients of most recipes in hilly cuisine, and their popularity is on par with any other meat dish.

Enjoying a cup of tea like a royal

The Bangladeshi culture is obsessed with dipping their biscuits and toasts in ‘cha’ - milk tea, while relishing their evening snacks and watching their favourite soap opera.

4 ways to use leftover rice

Rather than throwing away the extra rice, here are 4 ways you can easily use that leftover rice to make a delicious snack/meal.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Divine fusion from BBQ Express

Arpon Changma, the Chef of BBQ Express, is one such individual who constantly pushes the culinary envelope with his maverick approach to his creation. BBQ Express's inception occurred during the pandemic when Arpon and his friends gave a shot at their out-of-the-box restaurant idea.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Shining in my Kitchen: Star Lifestyle Recipe Competition 2022

‘Shining in my Kitchen’ was Star Lifestyle’s recipe competition for the year 2022 where we asked our valued readers to send their best meat recipes ahead of Eid ul Adha. Selecting the best recipes from a host of entries is never easy. Kazria Kayes, Sheulee Akter, and Arshia Idris Talha have shone their way through the strenuous selection process and emerged as winners. So try out these top recipe entries this festive season.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Know your beef cuts and how to best prep them as steaks

Prime Cuts include muscle tissues that experience the least frequency of strenuous movements in an animal. Sometimes, these are created deliberately, including but not limited to what the cattle is fed to produce what’s known as the marbling effect in beef and other red meats such as lamb, goat, mutton, camel, etc. However, these are not the only variables that produce prime cuts. Consider the tenderloin or the fillet of beef! It hardly shows any marbling whatsoever, but it is undeniably the tenderest cut that the bovine possesses, making it the costliest. And it is one of the smallest muscle tissues inside the animal.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

The other summer fruit— Jaam

While mango has a cemented spot as the king of summer fruits, in its many varieties it also easily overshadows our other seasonal favourites like jaam or the java plum. The festivity around mangoes often makes for a lacklustre season for other bounties of summer. This dark purple, bordering on burgundy, lozenge sized fruit is fleshy, juicy with a hard seed and stains everything it touches a deep purple, including your mouth.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Fruity jams and jellies to preserve summer delights

What is the difference between all the soft and delicious fruit spreads? They all might seem the same but each has different special features, and thus the different names. They are easy to make and hard to resist. There are four main ingredients in all soft spreads: fruit, sugar, pectin and acid. The consistency of soft spreads varies from a firm set for jellies to a soft, honey-like consistency for preserves, and thus require slightly differing prep techniques.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

5 easy mango recipes for summer

Mango is versatile fruit and can be used to make delicious dishes and desserts. If you are a mango lover like me, you will love this collection of recipes that include both ripe and green mangoes!

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Finding quality mangoes in Dhaka

Summer in Bangladesh is a special time for anyone who likes fruits, especially for the variety of mangoes, jackfruit and all other local sweet fruit varieties. Starting off in May, fruit markets all over Bangladesh are now flooded with mangoes of various types, qualities, and varieties. If you among the lucky who can access mangoes straight from the hubs like Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj, and Satkhira, great! But for the rest of us living away from the mango heaven, here is a simple guide to shop for the delicious king of fruits, particularly in the capital.

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

High Tea Splendour at The Mumbai Express!

High tea parties have always looked fun and fascinating from the outside; I have been longing to experience one as such for ages. This is where ‘Mumbai Express’ came to my rescue, with not just any ordinary ‘high tea’ delicacy, but a full-fledged three course snack meal with a unique twist — ‘The Deshi High Tea!’

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Jazz up your food with salt and vinegar

What initiated as a sensational flavour of chips, coming as a complete game-changer in the world of potato crisps, salt and vinegar has now moulded itself as an indispensable part of contemporary cooking. However, it would be unwise to limit this amazing flavour pairing to crisps only. With these two rudimentary kitchen condiments, the sky is really your limit when it comes to elevating the flavour profile of any dish! Thus, here are a few lip-smacking recipes highlighting this classic combination along with a delicious salad dressing.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Savoury bites with All Time Milk Bread

Whether used to prepare a quick sandwich or create mouth-watering appetizers such as prawn balls, All Time Milk Bread stands as the shining ingredient. Here are four recipes for you to try using All Time Milk Bread.