[APB Food Book Club] July: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Ananya Banerjee

This July, we found the perfect accompaniment to the rainy monsoon weather in Mumbai! An aromatic afternoon of coffee and conversations! This month, the APB Food Book Club curated a different sort of culinary book experience, an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. It was conducted by Ananya Banerjee, author of ‘Planet Gastronomy’ a book that showcases the author’s recipes collected from her …


New Course: The Art of Chocolate by Chef Varun Inamdar

As part of our I ❤ Food festival for February 2016, we have curated an incredible course around chocolate. Taught by one of India’s foremost chocolatiers, Chef Varun Inamdar, this 2 day, hands-on course is a fabulous, one of a kind opportunity to discover the secrets of chocolate. This comprehensive, in-depth experience will turn amateur chocolate-makers into masters of the …


APB Culinary Legacy Series: Na-Khuwa Bhooj with Gitika Saikia

As part of our monthly APB Culinary Legacy series of events, we celebrated Na-Khuwa Bhooj with Gitika Saikia, an acclaimed proponent of North East Indian cuisine in Mumbai. An Assamese harvest festival, this tradition is observed in all rural homes where after fresh crop of paddy is harvested, every farmer invites his relatives to a meal at his place. Since this …


Introduction to Vietnamese Cuisine at APB Cook Studio

For the first time in Mumbai, APB Cook Studio introduces Vietnamese cuisine in Mumbai. Come learn how to cook Vietnamese food with Rushina M. Ghildiyal; owner of APB Cook Studio and expert in Global Cuisines. Loaded with numerous dishes full of fresh food in vivid colours, fragrant with herbs, simply prepared, nutritious and bursting with bright, clean flavours, Vietnamese cuisine …


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APB Culinary Legacy Series: Bengali Mohabhojon

The APB Culinary Legacy series of events celebrate the diversity of Indian cuisine through its home cooks. Born to preserve and propagate regional Indian cuisines that are slowly being forgotten, these events feature authentic ingredients and recipes often sourced directly from that particular region. This month we have Pia Promina bringing heirloom Bengali dishes to APB Cook Studio. Pia Promina …


From the Whiteboard Wishlist: Rosemary Lavender Polenta Cake

When Team APB sits down to lunch, the conversation almost always revolves around food; an interesting dinner last night, a sudden, urgent craving for a dish, a genius flavour pairing or a plan to make such and such dish. After a few weeks, it became apparent that these grand plans would eventually fade into thin air unless they were recorded. …


Rushina’s Annual Women’s Day #APerfectParTea

In honour of women and to celebrate their lives and achievements, Rushina has been throwing an annual Women’s Day Perfect ParTea for years now! She believes that while women work hard to be successful in their homes and careers, once in a while she needs to be pampered and spoiled as well. So each year she puts together a fabulous …


The Baking Love Course with Chef Kunal Arolkar

This May, APB Cook Studio and Pastry Chef Kunal Arolkar of FoodyBreaks team up again to present an all new avatar of our signature baking course. Featuring 4 days of the hautest desserts on the world culinary scape; desserts that are in vogue and will make you the hostess with the mostest. This hands-on class will train you to understand …


The Chief Foodie in the Kitchen

We love having foodies over to the studio. Be it for lunch or simply coffee and cookies, we relish watching a real gourmand take in with wide eyes the delightful space that is our studio. But the best days are when Rushina decides to cook. It doesn’t happen often; what with her dashing off to client meetings, brain-storming creative ideas …


Delicious Desserts with Asahi Kasei by Amal Farooque of SugarOverDose

The month of December is also the month of desserts. And to celebrate such decadent indulgence, we hosted a demonstration on delicious sweet treats made with the fantastic Asahi Kasei products. Conducting the demo was Amal Farooque, a self taught pastry chef and owner of SugarOverDose. She excels at unusual flavour pairings like lemon and rosemary, blueberry and lavender in …