I have distinct memories of making shakkar pare; sweet, flaky cookies made with whole wheat flour, ghee and sugar, in my kitchen right before Diwali. I would hold onto the edge of our grey granite platform, stand on my tiptoes and gleefully watch the dough being made and rolled out. My responsibility in this process … More My Mother Didn’t Teach Me How To Cook
Since the lockdown, my energy levels and motivation have been at a dead end, so to speak. The idea alone, of getting any work done is jarring and exhaustion without lifting a finger is the current state of affairs. So, looking at my lethargic demeanour, my aunt decided it was probably due to the fact … More Casting Off Evil Eye With Simple Kitchen Ingredients
Picture this; You walk into your favourite restaurant, the one you visit so often that you’re familiar with the designs on their menu cards. The moment you step in, the dim lights cast a shadow on your face and the aroma of all the different dishes hits you like a jumbled jigsaw puzzle. You are … More What Does A Restaurant Experience Encapsulate?
Since the world was plagued by a tiny organism, deadly enough to kill millions, our outlook towards food, much like all other aspects of our lives has changed drastically. Previous food conversations revolved around tantrums of the likes and dislikes of all family members and on most occasions, the refusal to consume vegetables like bottle … More What Is Covid-19 Teaching Us About Food?
As I scroll through my social media feed for the hundredth time, I cannot seem to ignore the unending pictures of beautiful golden-brown bread loafs, steaming hot cinnamon rolls and various versions of decadent cakes and brownies. My feed, full of these delicious goodies, ones I wish could be grabbed through a phone screen, has … More Why We’ve Centered Around Baking During The Pandemic