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Just like much else in our lives, the new normal brought in by the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our relationship with food dramatically. As we’re cooking more at home, the need to trim down the grocery bill is being felt now more than ever. That’s because we’re no longer just cooking staple meals but also gourmet delights. Think back to when the lockdown was first announced in India in March. Nearly everyone you knew channelised their inner chefs to quell the boredom of being confined to their homes. All our social media timelines were flooded with images of Dalgona coffee, freshly baked bread loaves, cakes, pies and what not! Today, even though restaurants, cloud kitchens and home delivery services are swinging back in action, the reservations about how safe it is to eat out or order in weighs on many a mind. When you see basic safety norms of wearing…

What if we told you, there exists a quaint little European town that’s the stuff of fairy tales, has a pipeline of beer running across the city and has remained untouched during both World Wars, despite being occupied by German forces? Say a heart-eyed Hello to Bruges, Belgium. This tiny city in the north-western part of the county is akin to that goddess-like older woman you always kind of had an unacknowledged crush on. Every so often, she’d flirt with you just a little, to the point where she can manage to overwhelm you with the curve of her lip. Finally surrendering to her embrace is what being in Bruges feels like. And you thought Belgium was only famous for chocolates! Bruges, Belgium – Claim to Fame By the way, Colin Farrell stars in a movie, In Bruges (2008), which revolves around this city, and repeatedly calls it a “Fairy…