arunrafi

Tag: Food

The Feast of the Seven Fishes – Decoded

We had an Italian guest on OpenOut and asking them about The Feast of the Seven Fishes got them bewildered. What we believed to be Italian, by hearsay, was something they had never heard. A conversation and follow-up research made us realise so much about Italian food and culture that we had to put this […]

The Chinese New Year – Origins and Mythology

If the greatness of a culture can often be found in the festivals, then this is the gateway to China. The Chinese New Year. Origins of the Chinese New Year A land full of mythical beasts and cultures, the story is a fascinating one. Tales and legends take us thousands of centuries back to the […]

Why You Should Eat Alone – A Table for One

Scared to eat alone? Wondering what others will think of it? In the 1984 film, “The Lonely Guy”, Steve Martin enters a bustling restaurant and asks for a table. “For how many?” asks the captain, “I’m alone,” he replies, “Alone?” — and suddenly the entire restaurant pauses and looks at him. After a prolonged silence […]

Dining Out – History – P2

In the History of dining out, we saw why ‘restaurant’ in the modern sense is a French concept, now adapted globally. In this part, we see how geopolitical forces resulted in food culture and dining, getting Americanized. As always, things start far aback. Three centuries back. 18th Century Industrial Revolution (1760’s to the 1840’s) Transformed production and […]

Back to top