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The Not-So-Famous Edible Leaves Of Lanka

Not everyone knows this, but Sri Lanka is home to as many as 200 varieties of edible green leaves, some of which are exclusive…

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Ten Vedda Delicacies Hard To Come By Today

When we think of the Veddas, we often think of them as hunters, chasing after anything they can make a meal of. However, little…

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A Quest For ‘Authentic’ Jaffna Cuisine

Intrigued by the stories of Jaffna food, travel writer Sachin Bhandary makes a trip to the North in search of the true cuisine of…

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Island Fruits (That You Should Be Eating)

Sri Lanka has a lot of potential for cultivating fruits for both the domestic market and for export, thanks to its ideal tropical climate…

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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…