The IT City – Bengaluru hosts an amalgamation of food lovers from all over the world and there are ample multi-cuisine restaurants catering to the demand of gourmet meals. You name the cuisine or the dish and some of the best places to eat in Bangalore will present it to your plate. But despite being booming fusion food culture the identity of the city is still defined by the traditional cuisine food served by the handful of the local eateries in the town. These humble eat out places till date take pride in serving the conventional breakfast items in an uncomplicated manner. And post breaking bread in these Brahmin coffee houses one experiences that soul satiating kind of feeling, the food is as fresh as the morning glory and far from the plastic makeover.
Dastakar is a society of Indian craftsmen founded by six thoughtful women in 1981, while all these years only Laila ji continued working with Dastakar, and now she is the Urban face of Dastakar Nature’s Bazaar held all over India in different metros and cities. Dastakar provides a platform for crafts and craftsmen from different states of India to showcase their handicraft; with a basic ticket entry of Rs.30 you can have the privilege of enjoying the true culture of India.
This year Dastakar Nature’s Bazaar was organized at Manpho Convention Grounds from 8th to 17th Aug, some people shared their dislike for the venue, parking facilities, food stalls but I found none annoying because I was so mesmerized by the beautiful work of craftsmen, well organized stalls, polite staff and a huge counter to provide card payment facility. It is not an expensive designer fashion week where you expect valet parking, air conditioned stalls or gourmet food, it is the place to celebrate culture of India, which has already faded from our memories. I carried along with myself filtered water, a well devised GPS system to find directions to the venue and some packaged snacks though I relished the Kachori and Samosa cooked and served by a Rajasthani family, which were scrumptious.
Gluten is also responsible for trapping gases in the dough, so when well kneaded bread is put to bake, you can see how ell it’s rising inside the oven, that is because gluten traps all the gases formed from yeast, baking powder or soda, so it is gluten working behind the scenes like balloon. This is how you get those much-appreciated beautiful air pockets in your bread. Lately, if you would have noticed there is a whole range of mock meats/vegetarian meats available in gourmet restaurants, Gluten is the only component giving those mock meats real meat like structure, so if you are Gluten allergic those mock meats are a big no – no for you.
The other essentials I bought are and few items to gift my loved ones – (Diwali Gift for my Puggy, Momo), (for my friends), (for my MIL), best part of shopping with Magickart was they delivered all my items within 2 business days and charged nothing for shipping.
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