THE FEARLESS OLIVE | The Daily Star
  • For a healthy 2017 and beyond!

    As the wedding season hits Dhaka with its onslaught of dinners and lunches that make you totter out of the door feeling like you consumed your life's worth of food, here are an assortment of items you can offer those in-between-wedding 'dawat' guests while keeping their palates craving for more.

  • Chilli and chocolates: a match made in heaven

    As the days get colder, appreciate the full bodied flavours of chocolate is all its savoury glory! Rich in minerals, chocolate is known to help combat heart disease, fight the LDL, the so-called 'bad cholesterol,' and also aid in losing weight.

  • Of freshness and Greek salads

    The Greeks love a salad that embodies everything about a Mediterranean diet: greens, freshness, olive oil and the zest of a lemon, or perhaps balsamic vinegar.

  • It's all Greek!

    As the year rolls into its final trimester and shorot makes way for hemonto to hopefully bring in cooler days, I bring to you recipes from a land far off, far removed from the deltaic flat lands of Bangladesh.

  • The Feast of Sacrifice

    The Feast of Sacrifice

    The Russians have a penchant for using meat to their fill, in soups, in porridges and cereals and mixed heartily with vegetables too.

  • Non-traditional platter for Shab-e-barat

    Peanuts are a very integral part of West African cuisine and along with the yams and cassava and okra that came out of this region, a lot of cuisine involves peanuts.

  • Shaaks on Baishakh

    As the strong winds sweep across the country, heralding the beginning of the season for kal-Baishakhis and the end of yet another ...

  • Soups, broths and stews

    Originating in the Sichuan province of China, the Dan Dan Noodle Soup is a sure way to get rid of those winter chills that seem to have grasped everyone this year.

  • Fish tales!

    Frozen or fresh, farm fish or coming straight from a river or the salty seas, fish is one of those ingredients we all have a place for in our kitchens.

  • Winter Bounty - Vegetables Galore!

    As winter chills set in and hot vapours rising from your bowl of soup are a welcome sight...

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