Sleet

I’ve been reading Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals, by Chitrita Banerjee.  Her book is not so much a cookbook, in the way we have become accustomed to cookbooks, with their glossy pages and beautiful photographs, but rather is a series of essays about food and religion, food and ritual, food and culture.  Through her homage…

Friends Forever

I never met a vegetable I didn’t like.  Really. I mean, I’ve met a few vegetables that I may not consider BFFs, but truth be told, I like most of them when cooked properly.  And I think that Bengali cooking does justice to most vegetables, although we do cook them thoroughly.  The vegetable dishes of…