from one generation to the next
In My Kitchen March 2017 is brought to you by compromise, a compromise between my longing to travel to India again and reality. My travel lust has been a stimulated by a book I’ve had in my possession only a month or two, a memoir of travelling and eating in India.
In her sumptuous coffee table tome “Tasting India” Christine Manfield’s travel path crosses my own. We share memories of common destinations, experiences, people and delicious food. Having this book with it’s recipes at my fingertips has sent my tastebuds hurtling back to places that were fading memories. I’ve been immersed in an Indian reverie and using beautiful autumn produce, I’ve been cooking up a spicy storm, a feast of vegetable curries and posts I’ll be publishing in March.
In My Kitchen I have an array of offcuts from saris that I use as photographic props to lend an exotic air to my Indian food photos.
In My Kitchen I have a collection of stainless steel and copper bowls to add an air of authenticity to our Indian dinner table.
In My Kitchen I have a load of Indian cookbooks. Charmaine Solomon got me started 30+ years ago, then Madhur Jaffrey kept my impetus high. I then moved on to more serious works written for an Indian audience before settling into the comforts of Manfield, Stein and the wonderful compilation “The Food of India.”
In my Kitchen I have a stainless steel tiffin tin just because I love the utility of the design. One day I will use it in the manner for which it was intended, meanwhile it acts as a filler on a tall shelf at the end of a row of books.
As well as experimenting with new recipes, In My Kitchen I’ve been revisiting Indian vegetarian recipes that have been posted some time in the past 5 years. Please Pass The Recipe celebrated a five year blogging anniversary last week. It been an incredibly rich and rewarding experience. Namaste to all my wonderful followers.
I’m linking up with “In My Kitchen” hosted by Liz at the Good Thing Blog. Bloggers worldwide contribute to this amazing forum, giving you a small peek inside their kitchen and their lives. Why not create you own post and link it back to Liz by the 10th of the month, it’s a wonderfully warm and inclusive community.