The foundation of Rachel Goenka’s first cookbook, Adventures with Mithai, was laid seven years ago when she started European restaurant The Sassy Spoon in Mumbai.Talking over phone with MetroPlus, the Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, says, “Every Diwali, I would come up with a specific festive menu. The desserts would be predominantly Indian with a contemporary flair to them, similar to the recipes you see in the book. But the recipes I had at The Sassy Spoon were plated desserts and you can’t expect a home-baker to do that. It was a challenging yet rewarding process, adapting Indian ingredients, especially sweets, to a Western palate and balancing those flavours.”The book is aimed at those who want to re-purpose the boxes of sweets they received or bought during the festive season, or those who want an unconventional yet traditional dessert table, or even just want to introduce mithai to others in a more familiar way.Comprising 50 recipes, the book is sorted into … [Read more...] about Rachel Goenka gives traditional sweets a contemporary makeover
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Email By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue Updated October 06, 2019 12:07:33 Photo: US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had his lyrics dissected in a US court. (AFP: Marco Bertorello) Related Story: Putin wants the Kremlin to 'take control' of rap music before it ruins Russia Related Story: It's the 864th-most popular song in bars and clubs — but number one in gyms Related Story: Snoop, Dre, Cypress Hill: How hip hop went mainstream — and embraced weed — in the 1990s Map: United States In 2014, the most powerful judge in the United States did something fairly unexpected.He quoted Eminem."Dada make a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake. Tie a rope around a rock … There goes mama splashing in the water, no more fighting with dad."Yep. That's a line from 97 Bonnie and Clyde, from the rapper's massive 1997 album The Slim Shady LP.John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was not (unfortunately) gearing up for a career … [Read more...] about Can violent rap lyrics be evidence of criminality or does the law misunderstand music’s biggest genre?
Email By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue Updated May 12, 2018 07:37:56 Photo: Post Malone's new album has solidified his massive popularity. (Reuters: Mark Blinch) Related Story: Kendrick Lamar is doing an Australian arena tour Related Story: Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Related Story: The Beatles were terrible and Michael Jackson stole songs, says Quincy Jones Map: United States It's been a huge few weeks for hip hop and urban music.Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize. Beyonce headlined Coachella. Childish Gambino released a politically charged new video praised for its power and inventiveness.All the while, though, the New York-via-Texas 22-year-old Post Malone was setting fire to chart records everywhere, including one held by The Beatles since 1964.This week, all 18 songs from Post's new album beerbongs & bentleys were in the US Hot 100 chart, including nine in the top 20. (The album is number 1 in Australia, too.)What … [Read more...] about Post Malone: The complicated appeal of the US singer breaking chart records around the world
Ryan-emblazoned vans could actually be cheaper than taxis [Kakao T Venti]Vans emblazoned with Ryan, the maneless lion, hit the streets of Seoul on Wednesday as Kakao started test operations of its take on Tada.Released under the name “Venti,” 100-or-so vans started offering services on Seoul’s streets on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The 11-passenger vans can be reserved via Kakao T, the company’s ride-hailing app. The test run won’t be visible to everyone, but only when an available Venti van is located near the app user. In this case, users that requested a ride via the app will receive a pop-up notice asking whether they would like to try the new van service.Kakao Mobility, the subsidiary in charge of the company’s transportation services, explained that the test run is a procedure ahead of the full-fledged launch to “collect opinions from drivers and users in order to stabilize technology and improve service quality.”The basic fare will be … [Read more...] about Kakao starts testing van-hailing service
Email Background Briefing By Osman Faruqi Posted December 13, 2019 06:01:34 Related Story: Sydney rapper jailed for smashing chair leg over man's head in violent pub brawl Related Story: Controversial Sydney drill rappers cancel tour dates, accusing police of 'censorship' Related Story: Eminem's lyrics can be violent but are they evidence of criminality? Map: Mount Druitt 2770 Inside the battle between Australian drill rappers OneFour and the police Photo: OneFour pose during the shoot for one of their music videos (Supplied: Kumehani Koteka) Just a month ago rap group OneFour was on the cusp of making it.It had millions of streams, major label offers and was about to embark on its first national tour.Today half the group is behind bars, its manager has been prohibited from interacting with group members and the OneFour tour was shut down after concerns were raised about public safety.This is the culmination of an unprecedented operation by NSW Police.NSW Police told … [Read more...] about ‘Who wants a war with Sydney’s realest?’