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BON APPÉTIT !

BON APPÉTIT !

by Islam Sadequle Eid ul Adha is almost here and we know that this Eid has a particular significance around food like lamb, goat and beef. It’s time to savour on some delicious dishes and preparations. In order to enhance the mood of celebration to greater heights, this issue of Trends offers you some of the mouth-watering Eid ul Adha […]

August 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The tell tale embroidery

The tell tale embroidery

by Tajnim Imami The art of nakshi kantha is woven into the culture and history of Bangladesh. Made by the women of rural Bengal, nakshi kantha has been witness to the tides of time as told through its needlework. Kanthas are ubiquitous in every Bengali household. Used throughout the year in varying thickness, it is not just a wrap to […]

August 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Of Jewels and charms

Of Jewels and charms

by Tazkia Tarannum and Rajnin Farzana Jewellery has been the object of adoration to humankind since the dawn of time. It used to symbolize status, enhance beauty or ward off evil- being an inseparable part of civilizations across the world. Similarly, ornaments in Bangladesh have its own proud history of design and pattern too. Gold, silver and bronze being the primary […]

August 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

Ingredients   Baby new potatoes 500g Zest ½ lemon, then cut into wedges Fresh white breadcrumbs 4 tbsp. Butter, melted, plus a knob for the potatoes 25g Coarsely ground peppercorns 1½ tsp. Skinless salmon fillets 4 A few thyme sprigs, leaves only Cooked broccoli or spring greens , to serve Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Wash the potatoes […]

August 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
It’s FRIENDSERVERY!!!

It’s FRIENDSERVERY!!!

-Rajnin Farzana A study says that people with close friends are the happiest. Basically, friendship is an interpersonal connection and fondness between individuals which depicts the sweetest relationship on earth. It is a strong bond that makes one feel at ease and comfortable with another in any situation or at any state of mind. Friendship consists of a bag of […]

August 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Delicious Delicacies

Delicious Delicacies

by Tehreen Islam In our culture, like many others, food is a way for people to gather. It brings family and friends together for celebrations, banquets, reunions and holidays. Over recent years, different cuisines have taken on a new popularity in our country. We now have cuisines spanning all corners of the city and they are very popular. For new […]

July 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed

Recounting the ordinary with extraordinary zeal by Tazkia Tarannum For more than three decades Humayun Ahmed captivated the heart of the Bengalis like a magician. We burst into tears with him, laughed out loud with him, sobbed with him and were utterly frustrated, bewildered and furious with him at the dramatic turns and twists in many of his novels. More […]

July 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Lemon Ilish

Lemon Ilish

Recipe by Afroza Naznin Shumi Lemon Ilish   Ingredients: Hilsha/Ilish fish 5 or 6 pieces Onion 1pc (finely chopped) Green chilli 4 to 5 Red chilli powder  1 tsp. Grated ginger 1 tbsp. Turmeric powder  1 tsp. Salt (as per taste) Lemon juice (as per taste) Sugar a pinch Mustard oil 1tbsp.   Method : Clean the pieces of Ilish […]

July 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Brunches with a buzz

Brunches with a buzz

by Tazkia Tarannum The word ‘Brunch’ suggests a western bearing. Yet, over time this concept has been modified in line with various countries and cultures. This portmanteau of breakfast and lunch can range from anything as simple as toasted sandwich and fruit juice to pancakes drizzled with honey lemon sauce to Deshi style brunch with parathas and meat or even a […]

July 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Monsoon melodies

Monsoon melodies

  by Tajnim Imami photos by Nasira Mansoor Monsoon is the season that breathes life into the scorched earth after the long blazing summer. After the delicious mango- jackfruit- berry season, Mother Nature slowly begins to rejuvenate herself, sometimes with a downpour and sometimes a drizzle but always glowing with verdant exuberance. Monsoon arrives with its singsong patter of relief […]

July 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover

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