November 13, 2006
"Feast": 14 essays on a world of food
Amitava Kumar has blogged about this and I'm sure many of you will find these essays on food a real treat. I wish the editors at Himal South Asian had thought about including an essay on how blogs have become a key site where desis are sharing their experiences with food, but this still is a neat collection. Here's what they have to say about the essays:
We cannot remember when we have had such a lot of fun preparing Himal as with this issue on food. We gave our contributors no guidelines; we simply let them loose into the world of Southasian cooking and eating...[A]nd what a smorgasbord of authorship we are presenting the reader with this issue – a Nepali journalist reviews an Islamabad eatery, a Dhaka dancer tastes Malabari cuisine, a Karachi-wali waxes eloquent on New Delhi chaat, and a Puerto Rican food scholar goes through plebeian fare to suggest the need for some high cuisine. Sure we have not covered every corner of Southasia, but then the intention is not to be encyclopaedic, but to provide a taste of what’s out there. Enjoy!