Rathina Sankari

Rathina Sankari

Rathina is a freelance journalist from Pune, India and loves to explore stories that are based on the intersection of history, culture, heritage and food.

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A comeback for dulse, edible seaweed from Ireland with umami that’s a versatile addition to your kitchen

Dulse, as the Irish call it, has been an important part of the diet in Ireland for centuries. An acquired taste when eaten on its own – one native likens it to chewing tobacco – it has umami and is being used in a variety of restaurant dishes.

Dulse, as the Irish call it, has been an important part of the diet in Ireland for centuries. An acquired taste when eaten on its own – one native likens it to chewing tobacco – it has umami and is being used in a variety of restaurant dishes.

16 Aug 2019 - 2:16PM
My Ayurvedic spa in India – herbal massages, yoga, steam bath – and lifestyle changes it induced me to make

Four days of massages, yoga, meditation and treatments based on the ancient Indian holistic healing system, designed to achieve a balance between mind, body and spirit, leave me rejuvenated and persuaded to make lifestyle changes.

Four days of massages, yoga, meditation and treatments based on the ancient Indian holistic healing system, designed to achieve a balance between mind, body and spirit, leave me rejuvenated and persuaded to make lifestyle changes.

12 Aug 2019 - 9:10PM
Barcelona food tour: experience authentic Catalan cuisine as you eat your way through charming foodie neighbourhood

Did you know Spaniards eat five meals a day? Next time you’re in Barcelona, live like a Catalan and stroll around the charming Gracia neighbourhood tasting delights such as Iberian ham, churros and meatballs.

Did you know Spaniards eat five meals a day? Next time you’re in Barcelona, live like a Catalan and stroll around the charming Gracia neighbourhood tasting delights such as Iberian ham, churros and meatballs.

26 Jul 2018 - 7:51PM
Best food in India: why Lucknow dishes still have a taste of royalty and where to find the best biryani

Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh was once home to rulers called nawabs, who were renowned for their love of luxury and food. The royal cooks made inventive and subtle dishes, including the city’s famous slow-cooked biryani

Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh was once home to rulers called nawabs, who were renowned for their love of luxury and food. The royal cooks made inventive and subtle dishes, including the city’s famous slow-cooked biryani

10 May 2018 - 6:52PM
The secrets to Portuguese oven-baked bread in India and Macau

When explorer Vasco da Gama landed in Goa, India, he introduced Portuguese cuisine, including oven-baked bread, a pattern repeated when his countrymen sailed on to Macau and Portugal’s African territories

When explorer Vasco da Gama landed in Goa, India, he introduced Portuguese cuisine, including oven-baked bread, a pattern repeated when his countrymen sailed on to Macau and Portugal’s African territories

2 Dec 2017 - 9:52AM