Going Bananas

After reading my article on Nose to Tail eating a couple of weeks back, one of my friends said “I wish you had written a little bit more about the veggies. Also, I can’t believe you missed the banana. There is no better example of nose to tail cooking in the vegetarian world than the…

Undercover Veggies

“Eat your veggies or you can’t have dessert”, might be one of the most common threats made at the dinner table. Indeed, dessert is everything that vegetables are not: it is sweet, it is delicious, and it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside; while veggies, especially if made poorly, tend to be bland,…

Nose to Tail, Root to Stem

“If you’re going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing”, says Fergus Henderson in his award winning 1999 book “Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind of British Cooking”. It deals with the philosophy of using the whole animal and not just the prime cuts. In today’s conscious society, aimed…

The Magic of Kosha Mangsho

Kosha mangsho is one of those great Bengali inventions, that special occasion dish we all look forward to, especially during Pujo. It is one of my absolute favourite things to eat. A kosha mangsho, if made well, will have tender, melt-in-the-mouth meat with a rich, flavourful sauce clinging to it. Eating a good kosha mangsho…