Food, recipes and history

I hope to inspire you with my recipes and thoughts about food, place and history.

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Lakshmi travels well

“Certain emotions bridge the years and link unlikely places.” V S Naipaul, Trinidadian writer I started writing this blog, inspired by Diwali and the food and warm feeling I associate with it. Although it is a Hindu Festival, it is not the religious aspect in particular that I feel connected to, rather it is a…

A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom – Claudia Jones

Covid-19 continues to attack us from all angles. For the first time since it began, Carnival went ahead without its street party. Instead, this year, the trail of steel pans, hypnotic percussion and circuit of sound systems was moved into the virtual space. It’s not just the music-filled streets of Notting Hill or the unity…