Many years ago, in a tropical paradise far away, a little girl grew up in a jasmine-fringed house with orchids, mango trees, papaya trees, banana and coconut palms, jackfruit, soursop, tomato vines and a curry plant. She watched as her Gran cooked and baked in a bustly, fragrant kitchen full of noisy female relatives, and, clutching onto her sari, tagged along as she distributed freshly made treats to the neighbors. The girl took a bite of her favorite cookie – a sooji biscuit, almost powder-crumbly and melt-in-mouth buttery – and fell in love with food.
That was me and I’m still obsessed with food. I have two sons and a husband from the other side of the planet. I started this blog to pass to my kids favorite family recipes from a rich and mixed cultural heritage, dotted with daily experiments and color from our family’s sojourn on three continents.