A taste of Sikkim

There’s a lot more than momos to eat in this mountain state. From wild greens to millet brews, here are six food items you must try This small landlocked state in the Northeast offers a large variety of foods influenced by Nepali, Tibetan and Lepcha cuisines. While most of us are familiar with momos and […]

Travel Memories – Eating in the Northeast

A photo journal from a trip to Assam and the Tura hills of Meghalaya in November 2019. Day 1 We began by exploring the markets of Guwahati. The reason the produce (elephant apples, Indian ‘olives’, and banana varieties) looks so good is because most come fresh from the farms right across the river. Then as […]

OH, THE LOVE OF FOOD – EXPLORE THE REGION THROUGH THESE RECIPES

When it’s time to travel to a new destination the eager anticipation to try novel activities and cuisines is for me one of the most wonderful things in life. A market visit to visually feast over the local vegetables, flowers, sample the indigenous fruits and meals in little eateries are definite features in most of […]

FROM THE PLANTER’S TABLE – COLONIAL CUISINE OF ASSAM

The gorgeous painting ( cover image ) was done by the artist, Dr. Sanjeev Handique  as a little boy in 1979 of a bungalow in Digboi. Both he and Kashmiri Nath, who has contributed the article and photographs grew up in this quaint charming old town in Tinsukia district of Assam. When Assamese Cuisine is mentioned […]

Three simple recipes from the Northeast of India.

Bai by Annie Jamir @longchen guesthouse. A Mizo dish, easy to prepare and eaten with plain boiled rice.Bai can either be vegetarian or non vegetarian. You need long or french beans, brinjals, green chillies. Chop beans and brinjals into finger size chunky pieces, don’t slice them too thin.  Heat water in a vessel. The amount […]

MANIPUR THROUGH HER WEAVES: A TEXTILE JOURNEY OF THE STATE

Article by Prerana Choudhury Manipur, one of the seven northeastern states of India, is a picturesque region covered by hills, plains, lakes, and forests. A historically and culturally rich state, Manipur prides itself on its diversity. It is home to numerous tribes and indigenous communities, and has a rich repository of performance arts, dances, rituals, […]

A vegetarian culinary roundup of Manipur

While we were all too excited for our Manipur trip, the only thing we were a bit skeptical about was the food, what with all of us being vegetarians! However, our travel planner, Julie Kagti, assured us that we wouldn’t go hungry for we would be served most of the regular fare from back home […]

Travel with Curtain Call Adventures

I see my customers as my guests that I have invited along on a personal tour. Every trip I observe and try to make it a little bit more special as an experience. I belong to a generation that still remembers going to see a movie in a cinema hall with cousins, neighbors and aunts […]

The thrill of discovering a new destination – Manipur !

I was delighted when Anushree called and asked me to plan a 5 day holiday for her family. The brief was – “They love outdoor activities like trekking, want to experience a new culture, eat authentic local food and had a budget in mind” I suggested Manipur  and got in touch with our local partners […]

Travel, Eat & Savour…. a recountal of a Khasi lunch at Shillong, Meghalaya.

The best thing about travelling to new places is the discoveries that one makes about local food. On a recent visit to Shillong, Curtain Call Adventures introduced us to Vivek Wahlang, an entrepreneur and a die-hard foodie, whose passion is to bring travelers the best food from his region. Vivek and his family host travelers […]