Farm Made Foods – Contest 1, for OMBC Discover 2019

Healthy baking contest with Farm Made Free Range Eggs for the Ovenderful Mom Baking Community’s OMBC Discover event.

Farm Made Foods produce free range eggs using traditional farming methods, ensuring highest animal protection standards.

Farm Made Foods and Currylines are happy to announce this exciting contest that will run from Oct 7th, to 13th, 2019, on the reputed platform offered by the Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community Facebook group founded by Simran Oberoi Multani which encourages baking using only non refined, healthy ingredients.

This contest is a part of the run up of events that are being conducted by the OMBC Discover 2019 event that is being organized by Simran. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and place healthy as well as inclusive baking onto a bigger and more global platform, so that it receives the kind of visibility that it deserves. It is also to facilitate knowledge sharing by thought leaders and influencers in this space so that more and more bakers can upskill and explore this route of sustainable baking. 

The event is scheduled for Nov 23rd, 2019 at The Courtyard, KH Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore.

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Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty – Experiences

When you book a room at the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty (GHKB), it is not just the hotel that you have accessed but you have also placed yourself on the threshold of infinite touristic possibilities. All you have to do is to step into the host of experiences that encompass history, geography, archaeology, culture, heritage, adventure, local festivals and happenings, cuisine and so on (I did say that the list was infinite :-D)

While the sheer number of options can get quite confusing for the traveller, the helpful folk at the GHKB have made it easy even for the most bewildered of guests, by listing all the salient options on their user friendly website. And thanks to the location and connectivity of the hotel, there are a range of specific activities that are easy to access.

So hop onto this virtual tour of Kochi and beyond and become one with the locals, as the expert guides that are appointed by the GHKB tell you hitherto unknown tales and lead you through alleys and streets that hold within them the essence of the entity that is Kochi.

A 3 part series on my experience at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi, Kerala, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Experiences.

Part 3 – Experiences

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Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty – Cuisine

At the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty (GHKB), they take their food very seriously indeed. There is no randomly tossed together multi cuisine fare being served at any of their dining spaces.

Their 3 restaurants that are dedicated to specific cuisines that include Continental, Kerala and Thai, take the guest’s palate across the world from West to East on a gastronomic journey to remember.

One can spend several hours engaging in very interesting conversation with the Executive Chef Herman Grossbichler, who is Austrian by nationality but quite Indian at heart and who understands the pulse of the local palate … and also the local Pulses 😀 And yes he loves millets, a discovery that immediately propelled him into my list of good friends.

The chefs of the various restaurants are also highly passionate about their cuisines and it is a pleasure to listen and learn from them.

So let us whet our appetites and wet our lips in anticipation of the exceptional experiences that the GHKB is going to take us through.

A 3 part series on my experience at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi, Kerala, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Experiences.

Part 2 – Cuisine

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Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty – An Overview

Rising like a wave that is permanently poised in mid air, the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is a prominent entity that towers over the shoreline of the Bolgatty island.

Emerging out of the shard of land that forms a part of the fragmented shores, this uber luxurious hotel is a familiar landmark in the city of Kochi which lies along the coast of Kerala in India.

Its opulence apart, it also has the unique advantage of being attached to the mammoth Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Center which it manages. This is one of the largest convention spaces in the country and boasts of world class features.

Accompany me as I take you on a tour of its extravagant interiors and delectable cuisine and gaze at its expansive surroundings and panoramic views, as you join me on yet another journey.

A 3 part series on my experience at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi, Kerala, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Activities.

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Karnataka International Travel Expo KITE2019-A Glimpse

One State many Worlds – and what better way is there to describe the cultural kaleidoscope that is Karnataka.

Karnataka ranks in India’s top ten largest states and is a prominent state in Southern part of the country.

With its infinite tourism possibilities stemming from its glorious landscapes, mountains, beaches, forests, heritage, culture, cuisine and other elements to lure the tourist, Karnataka definitely has something to excite the senses of every visitor that steps on her soil.

The Karnataka International Travel Expo KITE2019, was her initial foray into showcasing her treasures to a global audience and was held from Aug 25th-27th, 2019 at the Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru, the capital of the state.

Come visit her and let her myriad hues color your life.

KITE2019 – A brief summary.

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