Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair for culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

Fine Dining Etiquette

  The term Fine Dining brings all kinds of fancy images to mind, from the neatly led out sparkling cutleries to the waiters in…

My Spouse is a Chef!!

  Beyond the money & position that would eventually come to a chef’s career life, we all know how challenging and hectic a chef’s life…

ICCA Powering Taste – 2017

Taste of Dubai 2017, the city’s favourite food, drink, and music festival held last weekend at Dubai Media City’s Amphitheatre, ended on a very…

The UAE Food Culture

  They say, “UAE is a melting pot of cultures” and the food culture in UAE is a proof for that.  UAE is one of…

Food Trends for 2017

Move over kale, obsessively-decorated smoothie bowls and the calorie-laden monster-shakes. The global food trends for 2017 is going to be everything 2016 was not!…

healthy food

Feed Your Soul and Body

What comes to your mind when you hear healthy food? Typically, for most of us healthy means greens, lean proteins, sugar & dairy free,…

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Culinary Trends for 2017

Industrial predictions have been rolling in for 2017, and culinary industry is also on the raise to predict the upcoming trends for this year….

Keeping Fit Over the Holidays

  Holiday seasons are about family get-togethers, traveling, and delicious feasts. It’s no wonder that our waistlines tend to expand during this time of…

Fried Food Myths

  Fried food is something that we all enjoy with an added guilty pleasure to it. Do we like it? Well, we love to…

Fresh Out of the Oven

  Coming home to the whiff of freshly baked goodies is something that brings an easy smile to anyone’s face. It could be a…

The New Wave of Veganism

  In the culinary world, diet plans trending and falling is an everyday business. It’s no wonder to see new diets popping every now and then,…

Ghee the Medicinal Fat

  Ghee, the golden yellow essence of milk cream with a divine nutty aroma is one of the prominent culinary assets of ancient India….

The Changing Food Culture

  Trends are something that affects almost everything we deal with in our everyday lives, and food is not an exception here. The food…

Egg – The All Rounder

  An egg is a universal food for its nutritional value and also for the taste that appeals to everyone’s taste buds. The versatility…

A Probiotic Dairy Guide

  Probiotics have been in the spotlight since the last few years as one of the most important dietary intakes for the healthy digestive…

Organic Food

  Today, for many, buying organic produce is a choice made for leading a healthy lifestyle. We believe that organic is the way to eating…

Ice it up Royally

  Royal icing is by far one of the most incredibly versatile cake decorating mediums in the baking world. Composed of confectioner’s sugar and…

For the Love of Pasta

  The world is exceedingly familiar with Pasta, the staple food of Italy. The neutral taste of Pasta that is customizable with a variety…

Ramadan Series: Umm Ali

The National dish of Egypt, Umm Ali also called Om Ali- translated as Ali’s Mother. This scrumptious dessert is a Middle Eastern version of…

Ramadan Series: Stuffed Dates

Dates have more than two hundred varieties that can be produced, large mejhoul dates are the ones used for special occasions and special recipes like these stuffed dates. Typically,…

Ramadan Series: Logaimat

Fried dough balls, originating from the middle east. A typical Ramadan delight, often served along with sweetened date syrup, or soaked in a rose-based…

Maiden Rewards

  ICCA Dubai Shaikha Almemeri wins the  Bronze & “Best Hygienic Chef” at the  East Coast Competitions, UAE. “Although I finished everything before the…

Milk-based Apple Refresher

Ramadan Series: Tuffah Sharab

A milk-based sweetened refreshing drink, mainly prepared for Ramadan. The addition of apple not only makes it far more delicious, but also highly nutritional….

The Ramadan Series: Gahwa

The ceremony of preparing and enjoying Gahwa is the result of a unique heritage, ancestral know-how, and gracious hospitality. The particularity of the Gahwa…

The Rise of Smart Hotels

  We are living in a technologically advanced era, and there’s no doubt that technology has changed our lives or rather made it better in…

A 360 degree fish talk

  People around the world make fish & other seafood, a vitamin-rich source of lean protein, a part of their diet for nutritional reasons,…