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Straight From The (Ceylonese) Street

Sri Lanka prides itself in its street food, and not surprisingly. It’s the most egalitarian grub in the world, bringing together plebeian, patrician, and…

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Getting Hands-on With Your Food

Instinctively, everyone on earth starts their solid-food journey, fingers first. Utensils are introduced along the way, and in time, children are trained to master…

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Cinnamon, The Mysterious Island Spice

Sri Lanka’s most romantic export commodity is probably cinnamon – that is, “true” cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), earlier known as  Ceylon cinnamon, (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Mentioned…

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The Story Behind Ceylon’s Arrack

The etymology of the word ‘arrack’ has always left room for some doubt ‒ partly because it has been around for a very long…

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What Makes A Sri Lankan Meal So Distinctive?

If there is anything that Sri Lanka does not lack, it is variety. A melting pot of various ethnicities, this little island off the…

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Cuppa Tales: Inside the Tea-Tasting Room

You can say that there are two types of people in this world: the coffee-addicts and the tea-enthusiasts. Upheld by some sugary pride, Sri…

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Brunching In Melbourne ‒ Sri Lankan Style

Brunch, the mid morning meal taken between breakfast and lunch, has always been a Western thing ‒ however, in recent times, it has even…

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The Curious Case Of ‘Traditional’ Sri Lankan Food And Their Foreign Origins

Given Sri Lanka’s land size, it may seem like we have the greatest variety of food anywhere in the world. How come, you may…

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Man Meat, Snails, Snakes, And Other Stone Age Delicacies

Man is what he eats, goes a famous German saying, and yes, he is in the material sense because all that he is, his…

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The Cake That Won Hearts (And Probably Husbands)

Sri Lankans have quite the sweet tooth ‒ we love our cakes and often opt for rich desserts. Many Sri Lankans love their tea…

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#Foodstagram And The Rise Of The Instagrammable Café

For as long as anyone remembers, the dining experience has been inherently a visual affair, so while the advent of Instagram has seen an…

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Health Food Startups Are Slowly Changing Food Culture In Colombo

There was a time when eating out or ordering in was synonymous with unhealthy indulgence. Menu options which were both delicious and healthy were…