One of my (many) favourite things about India is the abundance of fruit. Every day, farmers from the villages make the trek from their orchards and fields into the big cities before sunrise and set up their carts in markets and along the sides of roads, promising the very freshest produce. This is a far cry from the American South, where peaches canned in syrup and flavoured gelatin “salads” have been known to pass for fruit, much to my chagrin. Here in Delhi, we buy fresh fruit in smaller quantities daily, rather than going to a grocery store once a week like we do in the US. Usually everything gets eaten, but this morning I realized that there were three bananas in the kitchen that had become a little too ripe, so I decided to make banana bread for my family.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
I’ve been neglecting this little blog since for way too long— I’m sorry! February is my favourite month and I was all set to write about some fun holiday-and-birthday-themed crafts and baking projects for birthdays, but life got in the way as is wont to happen, and I had to leave for New Delhi, which is where I am now. Watch this space for posts about my trip so far and check out some links about Indian culture below.
Foodistan: a cooking competition show that pits Indian and Pakistani chefs against each other
Tishani Doshi’s lovely poem, Homecoming
Great pictures from Holi (“the festival of colours”)
Salman Rushdie on culture, politics, free speech, Pakistan, India, and ex-cricketeer Imran Khan