Vidya Balachander is an Indian food and travel journalist, based in Dubai. Formerly the features editor of BBC Good Food's Indian edition, her writing has appeared in publications such as Saveur, CNN's Parts Unknown, Literary Hub, NPR's The Salt, Roads & Kingdoms, National Geographic Traveller and others.
Whether fresh, dried, tempered, roasted, fried, powdered, stuffed, or pickled, the not-so-native fruit has become deeply enmeshed in regional cuisines.
January 11, 2021
The COVID-19 lockdown has left street food vendors wondering how they’ll reclaim their hard-won places in the heart of cities.
June 24, 2020
Marred by decades of civil war, Jaffna cuisine has survived, but it carries the unique burden of bygone memories.
March 25, 2019
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