The Main Course

Bengal’s culture of fish has been determined in large part by its geography. Most of Bengal is an alluvial plain, giving rise to rivers and wetlands that are partial to growing rice and prone to flooding. Kolkata sits at the mouth of the Hooghli River—a tributary of the Ganges—where it meanders through its delta into the…

Signatures

A close friend of the family insists that I post shrimp in coconut sauce.  He is right to insist upon this dish, which is a masterpiece.  If you like shrimp, it is a testament to the magnificence of Bengali cooking, and arguably, it is one of the best things one might ever eat.  He had…