From the earliest of times, man has been preoccupied with food and drink. From a matter of survival to degustation, the evolution continues. However, the fine art of dining and/or wining (the combination being synergistic) can be a truly sensuous experience. From subtle and simple flavours to luxury and even sheer indulgence. Identifying and recognising layers and levels not immediately obvious are at the core of good taste. At gourmetindia.com we will try to guide you into the otherwise mystifying world of great food and drink. A great amount of science, physics and chemistry goes into the making of these vitals. Then art and tradition takes over. edibleindia.com will offer a single point of departure to a journey that can take you to the destination of your choice. As in all matters of taste, subjectivity DOES play an important part. Opinions are formed after a series of experiences. Chances are that you are a gourmet - or certainly interested in becoming one - which is why you are here. Browse through and tell us what you think. Salut et bon appetit! Meanwhile, educate yourself with Tom Cannavan's Wine Appreciation Course.