Vol VI Dickens, Heavy Water, the Taj Mahal and Fishing Bliss

It is funny but lately I’ve been thinking of rodents. Probably because I leave for Kerala this weekend and some of my earliest memories of my grandmother’s house were built around rodents. Continue reading

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Vol VI Happy Ending

COOKING SCHOOL OF SAVOR AND ART
STEWED TURTLE AND OTHER UNUSUAL DISHES

Someone asked a few days ago ─ I think it was Dona Nair Carvalho, for she likes to serve only the best ─ what to offer a special guest, one with a snobbish palate, highly demanding, in a word, an artist who wanted delicacies, unusual tidbits, nothing verging on the commonplace. Continue reading