Why is it so difficult to write about food? No. I don’t mean it’s difficult in the sense I can’t find things to write. I say difficult in the sense that there is way too much to write about, to share, to praise, to describe, to… you get the drift.
With so much nostalgia swimming through the house and conversations in a Bengali that is too pure for my understanding, the day and date to make Vegetable Chops was decided in a jiffy. Of course that meant yours truly jumped into the fray, eager to learn.
Khoya is a dairy product that forms the base of several sweet dishes in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Khichuri, my dear friends, is the ultimate one-bowl meal. Made of rice, lentils and vegetables (optional), it is comfort, health, warmth and nostalgia in a bowl.
One among the Pithe2 family, Patishapta is typically made of rice flour or wheat flour and can be made anytime during the year.
Conversations about travel make me nostalgic not just for the place but food too. I may not mark my attendance at the ‘must visit’ places but I always find my way to the ‘must eat’. Little wonder then writing about Scotland has me craving some whisky and the sinful Sticky Toffee Pudding.
So here is my contribution to the world of lists – this one for those who are planning to put up cake stalls in the near future. Or just love collecting lists. Most of these ‘to do’ can be applied to food stalls too.
Setting up a stall seemed to be about booking the spot, cooking at home, bringing food to the stall, selling, earning money and appreciation and you are done. Sounds simple? Not!
If I ever have to choose between tea and coffee, the latter will always be my soul choice.
Yummmmmm… I still remember hovering around the oven, taking deep breaths to capture the smell of vanilla, wishing I could smell like that yumminess.