Welcome to NICE Resource Center. Under the ‘Resources’ tab, we publish, update and maintain resources that are relevant for cultural entrepreneurs. In this blog, we present a collection of resources in the Food and Beverages category.
Please note: We will be updating this list regularly.
How iD Fresh manages to supply packaged batter for a million idlis every day
PC Musthafa, the founder of ID Fresh Foods, on his story so far and the principles he follows in the business. Read more at YourStory.
Returning from death to create a ‘feni’ legacy
One man’s attempt at popularizing this Goan drink involves a tasting, cocktails and the chance to view century-old ‘garrafões’ (vintage, hand-blown glass containers).
Two years ago, a heart condition put the owner of Cazulo Premium Feni in hospital. Medically dead for 18 minutes, his miraculous return gave him a new perspective on life. The question Vaz asked himself was, “Why did I return?” Read the story on LiveMint.
‘Mind-boggling variety’: the food crusaders preserving India’s heritage
A rich range of native crops and seeds is being nurtured in an effort to halt the country’s rapidly vanishing food diversity. Know more – The Guardian.
Arambol’s first family of feni
Distillation is an art handed down across three generations of Inacina and Luis Fernandes’ family. See their story by People’s Archive of Rural India.
Traditional food recipes from AYUSH
This compilation of recipes is largely a comprehensive exploration of traditional systems of eating for health and nourishment, interpreted for use in our own time. A recipe booklet by the Ministry of AYUSH.
The chef who gave South Indian food street cred
Opened in 2016, The Permit Room became popular for putting South Indian cuisine on the pub grub map. Chef Kavan Kuttappa, the man behind the inventive menu, speaks about getting folks into the groove of South Indian pub grub, the culinary world’s return to roots, and the current challenges of the F&B industry. An interview by Lifestyle Asia
How Organic India started with one product and built a Rs 357 Cr brand
Bharat Mitra and Bhavani Lev started Organic India to promote healthy, conscious living. Almost 25 years on, the company is one of the leading players in India’s organic industry and has a presence in 40 countries. Featured on YourStory
How Indian alt-meat startups are changing the way we perceive food
When actor couple Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh turned vegetarian five years ago, they could hardly have predicted that they would launch an alternative meat startup in 2021. Imagine Meats, India’s newest plant-based food startup offers a variety of cooked food, from kebabs to biryani, and cater to those who want something that tastes like meat. The story in the Economic Times.
Artisanal Foods! A New Food Category Indians Love
Artisanal Foods have glided successfully into the Indian food scenario during the pandemic lockdown. Artisanal food encompasses breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils, and vinegars that are made by hand using traditional methods. More on IBEF