Despite our idea of a healthy meal (one bag of crisps, laid out on top of a deep dish pizza, embedded with a smorgasbord of deep-fried/meaty jewels, washed down with a litre of soda), we were not insusceptible to the infectious optimism palpable in the air with the the dawn of the new year. Rolling up our sleeves, we embarked upon a purist food trail wherein ridiculously nutritious and notoriously tasty ceased to be mutually exclusive.
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
This quote by Evelyn Beatrice Hall rang truer than ever in the light of the horrific attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's headquarters on January 7th. An appalling violation of freedom of speech, not to mention the brutal violence of the act, it incensed writers, cartoonists and illustrators around the world, who rose in solidarity to condemn the shootings. Homegrown reached out to 8 Indian illustrators for their thoughts and opinions, also showcasing some of the cartoons they had made in reaction to the tragedy.
We've gone and done it - we've put a round-up list inside a round-up list. This inception's just down to our obsession with food (and making you cry with our food pieces), though. 2014 might be over, but we had a whole lot of fun with food stories last year; once you go through this lot, you’ll wonder why you didn’t spend the better part of it in a food coma. Here’s the ones we loved the most and we hope that you did too: