Md Billal Hossain | The Daily Star
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  • What does endemic, pandemic and epidemic mean?

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been spreading drastically from one country to another since December 2019. It has become one of the most rapidly spreading viruses in the world. The most uttered words nowadays are ‘endemic’, ‘pandemic’ and ‘epidemic’. All three terms are epidemiological terms that are commonly used in the study of disease on human beings.
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  • Guilt free decadence

    Squeeze lemon juice over the bananas to keep them from browning. Coat bananas with the yoghurt; add cumin powder. Now mix and sprinkle the lightly toasted shredded coconut on top. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
  • Revving rice

    Eid is just around the corner, and you know what that means; friends and family coming over for a lunch or dinner together. And despite the many various dishes prepped, one thing unfortunately remains constant, typical rice dishes like polau. Why not change things up this Eid with these special rice recipes, courtesy of Md. Bilal Hossain, Chef of Qatar Airways.
  • Middle Eastern Drinks

    Wash the dates and remove their seeds. Take a blender, add the seedless dates, pistachio, sugar and a glass of milk. Blend well for few minutes. Add the rest of the milk, ice cubes and blend all the ingredients together for 3-4 minutes. Strain the milkshake and pour the shake into the glass. Serve chilled!