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Auro Kitchen & Bar's Head Chef Megha Agarwal Is Taking The Male-Dominated Food Industry By Storm
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWe often don't acknowledge it, but the process of consuming well made food happens to be one of the most sensorially fascinating and fulfilling experiences. Right from the tantalising sights, to evocative aromas and delectable taste, food can sprinkle just the right amount of magic to cast a spell on our senses. Good food can make us savour a great meal by setting us on a culinary journey which puts our taste buds on fire. © Instagram Now, since this is no less than a beautiful form of sorcery, we cannot expect just about anyone to succeed in bringing such culinary marvels to life. But, as luck would have it, not only did we chance upon once such exceptionally talented food-magician, but also managed to pull out some valuable scoop from star-chef Megha Agarwal, who is the Head Chef at Auro Kitchen & Bar. © Megha Agarwal Chef Megha has managed to create her own space and niche in the food industry that is mostly dominated by men, and by her own admission it feels amazing to be where she is right now. Talking about making her own name in the industry, Megha told MensXP that, “It feels empowering to work in the FnB industry and to remove assumptions that it is a male dominated sector, especially when there are so many female chefs around.” But all this success did not come to Megha overnight. Her journey to become a star chef started when she was merely 7-years-old and had made her first toaster pizza. Ever since, she knew that food was her calling. © Instagram So she followed the traditional path and joined a culinary school, and then went on to study with renowned French chef Alain Ducasse for two years, before heading back home and starting her career at ITC Maurya. She went on to work with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry before joining Auro Kitchen & Bar, and there has been no looking back since. © Megha Agarwal But then we had to ask her about how societal stereotypes expect women to do wonders as cooks, and while most women do manage to pull off a few tricks in the kitchen successfully, the industry itself remains male dominated. Her response to this one came as a welcome sign of positive change. Megha told us that, “The industry is rapidly changing and evolving. More female chefs are being recognised for their work in the kitchen. We are breaking barriers and translating our spaces to fit our narrative and create jobs.” © Instagram Yet there is no denying that nothing in this world comes easy. “From not being taken seriously as a chef, to other chefs assuming that women aren't cut out for the intense physical labour or the erratic work schedule,” the journey has been full of challenges. But Megha adds that, “There is no substitute for hard work. You cannot expect to be treated differently and have to constantly push and prove yourself in the kitchen.” © Megha Agarwal Megha gives aspiring young chefs just one piece of advice, “stay healthy and work hard. There is no substitute for hard work. To anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the kitchen, I'd say - spend a little time in a commercial kitchen (as an intern) because it isn't as glamorous as it seems to be before finally making a decision to pursue this as a full time career option.” © Megha Agarwal Megha has come a long way since the time she has started and become an inspiration to a lot of young and women who wish to don a chef's hat with pride. And like she said, it is her passion, dedication and hard work that has allowed her to live the dream.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsOne of the most asked questions on any men's grooming forum is 'what is the best way to get rid of dandruff?', and rightfully so. Most men suffer from dandruff, and it's one of the most annoying problems to have. Plus, even though it's just dry skin on your scalp, it counts as an 'embarrassing issue', somehow. What most people don't know is that dandruff and an itchy scalp can be dealt with easily, using natural ingredients from your kitchen that won't damage your hair. While anti-dandruff shampoos help, the best remedy for dandruff for the long run involves using natural ingredients. Here are the best home remedies for dandruff, which you can get right inside your kitchen: 1. Lemon & Coconut Oil (c) YouTube While lemon gets rid of dandruff, coconut oil nourishes your scalp and hair gently. Warm some coconut oil, and mix it with an equal volume of lemon juice. Massage your scalp with it, and wash off with a mild shampoo after half an hour. 2. Curd (c) Stack Exchange It might sound weird and outright messy, but curd is amazing for dandruff treatment. Apply curd all over your scalp, and wait for about 45 minutes. Rinse with a gentle shampoo for smooth, dandruff free hair. 3. Fenugreek/Methi (c) Ayurveda Next Door 'Methi ke paranthe' are not the only amazing thing Fenugreek is capable of. Soak some Methi seeds overnight, and mash them to make a paste after draining excess water. Apply it, wait for about half an hour, and wash it off with a gentle shampoo. 4. Neem Leaves (c) Specialty Produce Neem is the best antibacterial ever. Make a thick paste by grinding wet neem leaves in a grinder, and apply the paste on your scalp. Wait for about half an hour, and rinse off. You can use a mild shampoo.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsBe it summer, monsoon, or the pleasant (or dreaded? Only if you live in Delhi, though) winters, an itchy scalp is that scary, annoying, unwelcome guest that can haunt you anytime. The worst thing? You don't exactly know why it's happening. But there are remedies. Actually, it isn't difficult to get rid of an itchy scalp if you know what ingredients to use. The best bit? These are just common ingredients that are present in your kitchen! Read on! Disclaimer: Please make sure it's not lice, beforehand, as that will require separate treatment. 1. Lemon Juice: © Twitter Lemon juice is naturally antimicrobial and has an anti-inflammatory effect as well, when applied on the scalp. Just squeeze out the juice of one big lemon, apply it on your scalp evenly with a cotton ball, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water and you're good to go. Do it once or twice a week, and you will notice a difference soon. 2. Coconut Oil: © Healthline The underlying cause for itchiness in your scalp, almost all the time, is dryness. Coconut oil is the best moisturizer when it comes to your scalp. Take some coconut oil, heat it up for a bit, and apply it, while massaging your scalp. Keep it for as long as you can, and wash it off with a mild shampoo. 3. Baking Soda © Twitter Take 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda, and make a paste of it with water. Apply it on your scalp, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Baking soda is an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, plus it helps in neutralizing the pH of your scalp. 4. Apple Cider Vinegar © Healthline Mix one part of apple cider vinegar with 4 parts of water, and massage your scalp with the mixture. The malic acid present in apple is antibacterial and anti-fungal, plus it also acts as an astringent - thereby reducing the itching considerably. 5. Onion Juice © Twitter Take an onion and squeeze out the juice using a blender, or however else you want to. Apply it on your scalp using a cotton ball, and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off. The onion juice will keep your scalp infection free, and will also reduce any inflammation.