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India’s and Dubai's Top Food Critics & Food Experts


Vir Sanghvi

Chief Editor & Lead Critic

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Vir Sanghvi is India's best-known food writer and TV host. His book, Rude Food won the Cointreau Award for Best Food Literature book in the world and his food and travel shows on channels such as TLC and NDTV Good Times have won numerous awards and continue to be watched by millions.



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Ruth DSouza Prabhu

Journalist | Features writer | Wordsmith | Restaurant & Travel Blogger

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Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.



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Rupali Dean is a familiar name in Food & Travel writing. Her passion and work takes her on various travels across the world and her by-line is familiar to discerning readers of esteemed magazines and Newspapers like Uppercrust, Food & Wine, Discover India, Economic Times Travel, Hindustan Times City, Statesman etc to name a few. A trained hospitality professional, from the Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad gives her an edge over any other food writer. She has also won the Best Food Travel writer award in India by Spain Tourism and has been Featured among India’s Top 5 Food Bloggers in India in the Hi Blitz magazine.



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Dr. Wasim Mohideen aka Doc Waz

Doctor | Traveller | Food Writer | Author

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Wasim, a doctor by profession, practices preventive and wellness medicine, and, therefore, food is a large part of his practice. He started off writing about food to tell the world that good food and good health are not mutually exclusive. With work having taken him to more than 25 countries, he has started looking at food habits and food history from around the world. His work has been featured in leading publications including Conde Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, The Week, The Hindu among others.





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Better known as the Tiny Taster, Roxanne is an internationally respected blogger and expert on the Mumbai food scene. She has hosted many events, including the Upper Crust Food & Wine Show and travels the world, sharing her knowledge and gaining more experience.



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Phantom

Secret Restaurant Reviewer

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Appearing incognito is The Phantom's style, so we are keeping this identity under wraps. What we can tell you is that this is one food critic that has earned the respect of restaurateurs and foodies alike. With an astute palate and an adventurous spirit, ​t​he Phantom Critic has more than 20 years of experience writing about food and reviewing restaurants



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Ruchira Hoon

Journalist, food blogger and a food consultant

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She has been a journalist, food blogger and a food consultant. A cookbook addict, Ruchira has been cooking since she was 9 years old and in 2011, she was on Masterchef Indian Season 2 where she made it to the top 12. She is also a food stylist and a food photographer along which she blogs at The Great Cookaroo where she not only shares the recipes she has developed or read about but also her unique life experiences with food.



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A former journalist with 11+ experience, is now an eminent home chef in the Ayandrali, is fond of reading about the history of food, travelling to explore different cuisine and more. With her years of practical food knowledge and hands-on cooking experience, Ayandrali is currently teaching in NIFT spreading her culinary knowledge along with keeping up her zest for Travel and Food alive. Her work has also been published in Times of India, Times Food, Food Tak, The Hindu, Mail Today, HuffPost India.



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Shweta K

Writer & Journalist

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Shweta has been writing about food for a few years now​ and has​ dabbled in TV, print and online journalism ​for ​over almost a decade​. She has​ writ​ten​ on and edit​ed​ for topics ranging from the environment​,​ culture​ and​ lifestyle​ to​ politics, busines​s ​and, of course, food​. She has written​ for publications under the Times Group, Fox Life India and NDTV. When she's not devouring a good book or spending vast swathes of time on the Interweb, she loves to set off on all manner of culinary explorations​.​



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Susmita Saha

Independent journalist

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Susmita Saha is a Delhi-based Features Writer. She has worked as an Assistant Editor at India Today and The Telegraph and writes on arts and culture, films, travel, food, architecture, design and various other lifestyle subjects. She has seriously itchy feet and plans to tick the world off her bucket list, one burger at a time.



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Late. Mrunmayi Ainapure

Writer & Journalist

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We at Eazydiner feel privileged to have worked with someone like Mrunmayi who was an independent writer with over five years of experience in arts and lifestyle journalism. She had worked with several print and online publications based out of Pune and Goa. In the realm of food, she had contributed reviews, topical stories and long features primarily to Pune Mirror, The Goan, Planet-Goa, and the website goa.me. A foodie with an eclectic taste, she enjoyed a well-prepared spread of English Breakfast as much as some fiery Kolhapuri mutton curry.



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A self proclaimed food geek and coffee nerd, Amit Patnaik enjoys his time in the kitchen as much as he loves dining out. He runs the food blog Pursuit of Yummyness and contributes to The Hindu in Chennai.



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A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.



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Madhushree Basu Roy

Writer & Food enthusiast

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For someone who's run two restaurants, being a baker and cook par excellence comes easily to Madhushree . When she's not eating out, she's organizing her own pop ups or experimenting with regional recipes. Her experiments with food and her recipes are part of Pikturenama , where she's a co founder.



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Chaitali Aggarwal

Food and Travel Enthusiast l Freelance Writer l @teaclap on Instagram

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Chaitali is a marketing and communications professional who has an undying passion for food. She loves experimenting in the kitchen as much as she loves dining out. In her free time, she can usually be found curled up with some coffee, documenting her meals on her blog Teaclap or finding a new sitcom to watch.





Sharmila Chand

Journalist & Author

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Sharmila Chand is a Food, Travel, Hospitality & Lifestyle journalist who loves to explore local food of every destination she visits. Her main beat is Food & Beverage and Hospitality industry. She has regular by-line in Sunday Standard, Femina, Sunday Herald, The Tribune, India Business Journal, Business Traveller India, Food & Beverage Business Review, Bakery Business Review, Hotel Business Review Magazine and several online platforms.  She also makes videos, ‘Chef And Me’ with chefs, chatting about their cooking and more. She has authored a book, ‘Cheers-365 Cocktails & Mocktails’. When not writing, she can be caught meeting chefs and tasting good food.



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Mini Ribeiro

Food critic, features writer and columnist

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Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.



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Sonal Kellogg

Author, writer and food enthusiast

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A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.



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Nolan Mascarenhas

Writer/Blogger/Photojournalist

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An award winning photojournalist, Nolan is torn between food & travel. Having held multiple exhibitions across- he loves to capture the essence of a meal or moment through his lens. Known for his love of food he believes in making viewers salivate over drool worthy pictures, titilating their palates over social media. His photography added vivid dimensions through his contribution to the book The Culinary Heritage of Goa which won the Gourmand Best in the World for Historical recepies in 2015. Author of the ever popular food/travel blog www.nolansatwit.com, many have commonly referred to his wit or 'twit'iness. A recepient of the prestigious REX Karmaveer Chakra award by UNESCO he spends most of his time divided between sampling the various offerings of the gastronomic world and his unending quest for new and far flung places.



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Ruchi Kamble

Food and Lifestyle Blogger

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Born and raised in India and now living in Dubai. A blogger, writer and home cook. Smoothie lover and Love to experiment in the kitchen. My work can be seen on my website http://www.spoonforklove.net/ . When I am not eating out, you can find me in my kitchen, cooking and experimenting.



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Jagmeeta Thind Joy

Journalist, Freelance Writer and Editor

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A seasoned journalist, Jagmeeta has worked with The Indian Express for 16 years writing extensively on food, popular culture and fashion. A Master's in English, she completed her honours in Journalism from Delhi University and started her career in journalism with New Delhi Television (NDTV) as a reporter. She was part of the launch team for NDTV.com. Having turned a freelance writer and editor in 2016, she has been writing for The Hindustan Times, Chandigarh and is also a contributor for The Voice of Fashion steered by IMG Reliance Ltd as well as Chandigarh's popular lifestyle portal - simplythecity.com. When she's not reviewing food or dissecting the season's trends, she likes to travel with her daughter and husband, a professional photographer. A photography enthusiast herself, Jagmeeta has also curated photo exhibitions and calls herself a collector of cookbooks and recipes and a proud 'fauji' daughter and sister.



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A passionate food and travel enthusiast, Sabyasachi is quite popular in the food and beverages circles of Hyderabad, the city he has made his home for the last twenty-five years. As a much-travelled sales person, Sabyasachi has been exposed to many international cuisines as well as regional food from remote corners of India. He blogs about his food and travel experiences at Foodaholix, and is a frequent contributor of food-related articles to the print media.



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Pallab De is a techie who arrived in Hyderabad towards the beginning of the decade and fell in love with the city’s vibrant and rich culinary legacy. He has been blogging for over a decade and a half, and, shares his food-related musings under the moniker of ‘Hyderabad Food Guy’.



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Manish Menghani

Pastry Chef | Food Photographer | @khaanapeenaetc on Instagram

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Manish has been a Food Photographer, Stylist, Consultant and a Pastry Chef for a long time. His experiences with travel have inspired him to write about food, cultures, cuisines & experiences across the world. He has had his own E-Magazine in the past and some notable contributions to The Times Group and a few other publications. He is massively inspired by the Indian produce of Coffee & Theobroma Cacao, something that he loves to promote and talk more about.



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Tarannum Manjul

Journalist | Communications Expert | Lifestyle Blogger

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A journalist for over 15 years, Tarannum has worked with the national media like HT, Indian Express & NewsX as a political journalist. Delving into corporate communications now, this award-winning journalist is also a lifestyle blogger & YouTuber, who feels the connection of food is not just with her tummy, but also with her heart. While she enjoys reviewing restaurant food, her soul lies in street food and the stories behind each place. For her, food is beyond tastebuds. When not eating or writing about food, Tarannum loves to experiment with her cooking. And, if not inside the kitchen, one can see her exploring historical places with backpack and camera.



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Swapnil Shinde

Food Blogger

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Swapnil is a Pune based food blogger, who is also born and brought up in the same city. Since his childhood, it has been a ritual for his family to visit restaurants, spend time together and eat together. To top it he had his own family members owning restaurants. Food is something which has amazed Swapnil since childhood. It was during college days that he realized, the hawkers/streetfood are something which he has loved and regrets missing it in his childhood. He then decided that along with his career, he should not let go of his passion for food. And one fine day, he decided to continue and share his passion for food with the world with his blogging. Food blogging has not only made Swapnil a skilled photographer or a good content writer but also has taught the values which he would cherish forever. It depends on how much you embrace the world in your life. Punctuality, discipline, patience, dedication and being down to something he has worked on to the core as a Food Blogger. Life is all about learning and seeking knowledge, and that is what Swapnil is looking forward to his future.





Kruthika Dixit Kandpal

Food Writer| Traveler | Food Enthusiast | @thecravingtongue on Instagram

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Kruthika Dixit Kandpal, is an in-house creative writer for EazyDiner Pvt Ltd. She is a food enthusiast, social worker and blogger. She has contributed to the Safari India Magazine, The Statesman Newspaper, Wedding Vows Magazine, Sanchar Times and several other publications. Nothing is dearer to her than the joy of writing with her passion for food as the connection of food is not just with your tummy, but with your heart. In addition to writing a lot, Kruthika likes to eat and experiment with her cooking and gallivanting. And, if not inside the kitchen or at work, one can find her volunteering for NGO’s, exploring places, partying, travelling and shopping. She dreams of owning a restaurant one day and provide some notable contributions to the world of food.



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