Archive | May 2012

Presentation is an important component in any aspect of life – be it in food, academics, clothing…why even the human form. To the human senses the visual is that which impacts the most. Food styling is an intricate art that enhances  visual appeal of the dish offered thereby tempting the viewer to reach out and order for it. In this picture a beautiful bowl-shaped waffle is displayed. This forms the base in which scoops of ice cream is generally served. The waffle case on its own is quite dull. What has been done here to enhance the overall look is dip the edges in thick chocolate sauce and leave it to drip and dry for a very short while. When almost dry the edges are rolled over in a tray full of colourful, tiny sugar candy balls that attach themselves to the waffle – thanks to its still – moist condition. This is then left to dry and used later to scoop in delicious ice creams. And what have you ! An absolutely gorgeous and colourful waffle ready to be gobbled.

Qutub Minar

At 72.5 mts, Qutub Minar is the tallest Minaret in India. With a base diameter of 14.3 mts that tapers to the top at 2.7 mts through 379 steps, this architectural wonder was built way back in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak out of red sandstone and marble. It has intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. A bird’s eye view of the city of Delhi can be had from atop this tower. It a ‘must see’ in the list  of any tourist itinery and never fails to immerse the viewer in total awe.