Chef Sameer who is heading the kitchen and the overall operations of newly opened Roti Rollers, is a walking, talking encyclopedia on all things food. His insightful knowledge on the vast varieties of cuisines within India itself had us as awestruck as did the innovative dishes that came out of his kitchen.

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Chef Sameer

Here are snippets from our conversations with him. And look out for more blog posts with his insightful food gems, coming soon!


Dubai food enthusiasts have something very exciting to look forward to this weekend. Dubai’s first ever BBC Good Food Show is scheduled to be held from this Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th December at the Dubai World Trade Center, and this weekend-long 3 day event promises to become an annual foodie event we will be marking in our calendars for years to come!

I had the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive press lunch at 3 in 1 restaurant in Vida Downtown Dubai last week, and got a sneak peak into the food-filled lineup featuring six well-known celebrity chefs.

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I met 2 of the 6 Celebrity Chefs over lunch! That’s me with Silvena Rowe & Andy Bates đŸ™‚

I met the absolutely delightful Melanie Smith, Global Pastry Chef at FFI (Food Fund International) at the Pink Truffle Making Class at The Meat Co (read all about it here). global pastry chef melanie food fund international ffi

Chef Melanie arguably has the sweetest job in the world! As the Global Pastry Chef for all the restaurant brands under the FFI umbrella, Melanie has a tightly packed schedule involving travelling countries and cooking up dessert masterpieces with her team.

Read on about Chef Melanie’s enviably sweet journey (and she has even shared a very special recipe for Mulled Wine with us for Christmas!).


A Michelin star rating is akin to the holy grail of fine dining. It is a serious foodie’s Bible code, and topnotch chefs across the globe crave its approval.

But how did Michelin, a manufacturer of tyres, gain such authority over the world of food? Read on for its very colorful history.

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An image of the very first edition of the Michelin Guide (1900) taken from the site.