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INDIA 2016 : Gir’s Kesar to be smaller but sweeter this summer

TNN | May 10, 2016, 12.21 AM IST

Rajkot/Ahmedabad: For mango lovers, their favourite kesar would be small but succulent this year!

After inclement weather that saw mango yield plummet drastically last year, kesar yield is expected to be much better this summer. Farmers and horticulture experts said they expect normal production this year due to conducive flowering. Moreover, the famous Gir kesar, which had arrived on shelves as late as third week of May last year, has already started flooding the markets in Talala and other places in Saurashtra.

Dayabhai Vaghasiya, member of Talala Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), told TOI that the mango season is also expected to last longer this summer.

"The arrival of mango boxes is slow compared to last season. But it will gradually go up and the season could last up to two months. The fruits are smaller is size due to shortage of water in the region. However, the quality is better with less pigmentation on the skin," Vaghasiaya …

INDIA 2016 : Choose from 50 varieties at Mango Mela

This time, you can also order a box of your favourite fruit variety online Truckloads of mouth-watering mangoes are set to reach Bengaluru in two weeks time at the Mango Mela organised by the Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL). 

Nearly 50 varieties of the fruit will be on sale at the mela. That’s not all. 

For those who prefer enjoying the king of fruits in the comfort of their homes, the mela will also see the inauguration of an online booking system. 

Consumers will be able to book mangoes on the KSMDMCL website and opt for the cash on delivery option. For the first time, the mela will branch out all across Bengaluru. 

It will be held in nearly 150 places, including Lalbagh, Malleswaram playground, Majestic railway station, several malls and tech parks in the city’s IT corridors among others.“Our idea is to reach out to techies directly and encourage them to interact with farmers,” says M. Kamalakshi Rajanna, Chairman, State Mango Development C…

JAPAN 2016 : Ritz-Carlton Osaka to offer Mango Buffet at Italian restaurant



MAY. 10, 2016 - 06:12AM JST 


The Ritz-Carlton Osaka, will offer the Mango Buffet at Italian restaurant Splendido (first floor) from Monday, May 16 until Sunday, July 31. As a continuation of the extremely well-received Strawberry Buffet this spring, there is much to anticipate from top chef Oriana Tirabassi’s latest buffet masterpiece.

 Indulge in over 50 items filled lavishly with luscious, sweet mango at The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka Mango Buffet.

◆ The line-up— over 50 delectable mango treats

In addition to mango desserts, partake in unique light snacks overflowing with mango goodness — over 50 luxurious items. Mango pancakes concocted from Silky fowl eggs and served with mascarpone cream, mango il Bigne choux pastries filled to the brim with mango cream, lime, and papaya, mango caramel macaroons, squid ink mango mint risotto topped with squid sashimi. A smorgasbord of tantalizing mango delights awaits you.

In addition, Japanese-Italian fusion dishes concocted by top chef…

A Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Mexico


Nils Bernstein

May 4, 2016

“Mexican food”
is a misnomer, or, at least, woefully inadequate to describe the many distinct regional cuisines that encompass the term. The pork dish cochito, ubiquitous in Chiapas, might be a mystery to someone in Tamaulipas. Recently, when a (now-shuttered) burrito place opened in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood, the press coverage was careful to clarify what, exactly, a burrito is.

Of course, there are dishes you can find throughout Mexico (just as you can find gumbo in almost any U.S. city), but even these often come with regional variations (the miniature red-masa enchiladas potosinas vs. the flat stacked enchiladas sonorenses, for example), and neighboring states often lay claim to dishes best known in a certain area.

 Apologies in advance for any generalizations, but here are some of the most famous regional Mexican cuisines you might encounter in Mexico and elsewhere.


Regional Mexican Cuisine, A-Maíz-ing 
Tortillas, M…