The sun has set…

Mallika Basu - The sun has set…

Posted 12th December 2006


… on my wonderful trip back home to Kolkata, India. I did very little, but still managed to stay terribly busy throughout flitting between hair/beauty appointments, lunch/dinner invitations and my sister’s engagement. My photographer hubby also dragged me along to all sorts of bizarre photographic adventures, involving trips to weird places at the wee hours of the morning.

Needless to say, I have a new stash of recipes to try and blog about. I couldn’t bear to do anything domestic in India, apart from mix myself a vodka. But wherever I went I told people about QIC and the recipes flowed like the Hoogli itself. I can’t wait to get started in the kitchen. Just as soon as I overcome jet lag, which is making me sleep by 8:00pm these days.

It has been two years since I last visited Kolkata and a lot has changed. But some things will always be the same. Here’s what to expect on holiday in India:

  • The head shake could mean yes, no, maybe. Never question it, there is no point
  • Fat-free and low-fat are figments of your imagination only not regular occurrences in Indian cuisine
  • You are just as likely to get Delhi belly eating street food in a roadside stall as you are dining like a maharaja in a five-star hotel

Until tomorrow’s recipe…

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