By Sarah Fazli Published: January 2, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email This food street is a serious business that includes no fancy presentation – just honest, good food. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ NIHARI INN OFFICIAL The server quickly refilled my (styrofoam) ‘cup’ of tea, and asked in the most inconspicuous and unassuming of tones if my nashta (breakfast) was to my liking. With such displays of courtesy, how could it not be? This five-star service was not at an expensive restaurant in one of the more elitist areas of Karachi. No, this was at Dera, Boat Basin – one of Karachi’s go-to nashta places. Having recently achieved a significant milestone at work, we decided to have a commemorative breakfast at Boat Basin. It would be the usual halwa puri, and Dera itself requires no introduction. Established in the early 2000s, Dera quickly emerged as one of the best nashta places in the city. The best item on their menu is indeed halwa … [Read more...] about In the Karachi vs Lahore food debate, Boat Basin tips the scale in favour of the city of lights
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From steamy hot chocolate to a chilled bottle of bubbly, here are our favorite festive drinks from Spain. Cider Photo: Violette Riestra One of the more surprising holiday drinks is alcoholic apple cider. Spain’s cider is a totally different affair to the carbonated, sometimes sweet cider typically found in countries such as Ireland and England. It’s tart, dry and cloudy, without any carbonation, and is poured from a great height into specific cider tumbler glasses and drunk quickly in frequent, small amounts. The cider is produced in northern Spain, where the cool climate is perfect for growing the crisp apples required for the cider production, so in these northern regions - especially in Asturias where 80% of Spanish cider is produced and where they drink more cider per capita than anywhere else in the world - cider is a popular drink at all times of the year, especially during the holidays! However, it’s not uncommon to find families in … [Read more...] about Festive cheer: Seven great Spanish tipples to enjoy over the holidays
'Tis the season for holiday treats, but if you're taking a bite of homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be putting your health at risk. The CDC is once again warning consumers to steer clear of the temptation to nibble on raw dough or batter, warning that doing so could cause infection with harmful germs such as salmonella and E. coli. But just how risky is eating raw cookie dough? Kristi King, a senior clinical dietitian at Texas Children's Hospital, acknowledges that while not everyone who eats raw cookie dough will get sick, the risk is very real. "Raw cookie dough contains both raw agriculture and animal products, both of which can carry bacteria which may be harmful to us," she told CBS News. "If you eat raw cookie dough, it's not to say you will absolutely get sick, but you raise your risk significantly in taking that gamble." One of the major ingredients in dough, flour, typically hasn't been treated to kill harmful germs like E. coli. The grains that flour … [Read more...] about How dangerous is eating raw cookie dough?
This week saw the debut Fallout 76, the first online-only, multiplayer-focused entry in the post-apocalyptic series. Given its massive size and ever-evolving world, instead of a traditional review, we’ll run a series of journal entries chronicling our adventures in Bethesda’s devastated version of West Virginia. Expect to see new entries every other day for the next few weeks. It’s not much to look at, but I’ve finally carved out my own tiny slice of the wasteland. After a day of getting accustomed to this post-nuclear disaster world, learning the basics of how to survive, I realized I didn’t have an actual home to go back to when I need a break. So for the past few hours, I’ve been hard at work. I chose a place near the water, just outside of a small strip of a town called Flatwoods. I figure it’s close enough to the town that I’m not completely removed from civilization, but it’s also surrounded by enough nature that I should be … [Read more...] about Fallout 76 journal, day 2: home and heartache
Sara Moulton, Associated Press Updated 4:40 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows bowls of grape and cranberry crisps in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP) This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows bowls of grape and cranberry crisps in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP) Photo: Sara Moulton, AP Photo: Sara Moulton, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows bowls of grape and cranberry crisps in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP) This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows bowls of grape and cranberry crisps in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP) Photo: Sara … [Read more...] about KitchenWise: Serve Grape and Cranberry Crisp at Thanksgiving