“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied and it is all one.”
~ M.F.K. Fisher, from The Art of Eating
Food has been an essential part of my many fond memories and the most primitive form of comfort. Tasty and soothing memories have greatly inspired my cooking portfolio. I grew up around an amazing cook – my mom. My sister may not have fed me as much love as my mom but I have taken many comforting recipes from her. Many a times when I want to revive those memories, I find myself going back to my mom and my sis to get the recipes. For others that came from elsewhere I plunge into Google. Also, I am very bad at recording my footsteps when I create something of my own. So when I want to emulate something from my not so distant past I seldom achieve perfection. I wanted to bring all the delectable memories from me and my mom’s recollections and from pieces of paper in my recipe box to a place where me, my family, my friends and any culinary enthusiast could keep going back. Hence the birth of Delectable Delights !
Recipes here will by and large be Indian. As my family and friends come from all over India, so does my reminiscences and so will my recipes! There would also be some international recipes that me and my husband love to eat! I can’t however vouch for the authenticity of any of these consoling concoctions as I tweak them to please
the palate of the crowd I am cooking for.
So, come on, and join my journey down the memory lane. Hope you will find it as satiating as I do.I credit the vibrant pictures used in my header, which I came across on Google search to Wikimedia and usefulliving.com.