In its hushed but unrelenting manner, Type 2 diabetes is engulfing India, swallowing up the legs and jewels of those comfortable enough to put on weight in a country better known for famine. Here, juxtaposed alongside the stick-thin poverty, the malaria and the AIDS, the number of diabetics now totals around 35 million, and counting.More here. You can also join a discussion going on at Sepia Mutiny about this very article.
And now to the meme.
This meme started at Traveler's Lunch Box prompted me to think of all the dishes I have enjoyed over the years. So you can imagine my dilemma - coming up with just five is no easy task. I could probably count sveral more things to eat, enjoy and recommend, but here's my five.
1. Bhapa Ilish - This is a delicious Bengali fish recipe, I could eat any time, any place. Every time I go back to India, this is a must have for me. Ilish is steamed in banana leaves with mustard and posto paste and served with rice.
2. Thin crust Pizza at Emma's - Emma's Pizza was five minutes away from Aswin's place in Cambridge, MA and we have spent many evenings eating the thin crust pizza with a variety of toppings with a side of spinach salad. Whether there was snow outside, or the wait was long, nothing could keep us away. We have spent some happy times there and the pizza is crispy, and fragrant with fresh ingredients.
3. Spicy Tuna Roll (Sushi) - As much as I like fish, I have always felt a little uncomfortable about trying sushi. But once I tried the Spicy Tuna roll, I couldn't stop eating it. I will recommend it to any foodie.
4. Tomato Rasam and Potato Bhaji - I always overeat whenever we have tomato rasam and potato bhaji. The rasam is spicy and tangy, and the potatoes crispy and light. A must try.
5. Bengali Sweets - It won't be complete without sweets, whether it is rasgulla, rasmalai, darbesh, or labang latika. There are specialities from towns and towns of Bengal. More here. My rasmalai recipe here.
I would like to tag:
Vaishali @ Happy Burp
Archana @ Spicyana