The church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

The church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA IS A CATHEDRAL IN FLORENCE. It is plain from the outside, without much ornamentation and hence easily blends into the surroundings. Santa Maria Novella is the first cathedral of the city and is the city’s main Dominican church. The church,...
Minty coriander ‘Mac n Cheese’

Minty coriander ‘Mac n Cheese’

THE BACKGROUND A few nights ago I was watching the episode of Gilmore Girls where Sookie makes mac n cheese for a kids party with a jalapeño-chipotle cream sauce. Lorelai astutely remarks that the kids won’t eat it coz it’s green and hence to them, gross. I...
City Sunday: Majestic Florence

City Sunday: Majestic Florence

Italy stands on the form-work of the past in terms of architecture and how the cities have come up. If Venice was poetry in decay, Florence is majesty in past splendour. The ‘Athens of the Middle Ages’ is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.  The...
City Sunday: Eccentric Barcelona

City Sunday: Eccentric Barcelona

“The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain.”- Carlos Ruiz Zafon This is a perfect description of Barcelona, the sunny...
City Sunday: Magical Venice

City Sunday: Magical Venice

What can I say about Venice that hasn’t been said already? I know! Let me paint a semi-realistic picture that would not generally be portrayed. I visited Venice in the peak of summer.