Glorious food! New experiences all over India.

Fresh veges from the local shop.

Fresh veges from the local shop.

Me dabbling in a friend's kitchen in Delhi, grabbing the chance to be the chef and try my hand at a curry.

Me dabbling in a friend’s kitchen in Delhi, grabbing the chance to be the chef and try my hand at a curry.

The creative hubbub of an Indian kitchen - food and plates everywhere, and family members eating on the floor in amongst it all.

The creative hubbub of an Indian kitchen – food and plates everywhere, and family members eating on the floor in amongst it all.

My husband and I have been travelling for the past month through India. Admittedly, I have never tasted such incredible food in my life. Food, food, glorious food! It is such a wonder and a blessing to have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of flavours and fresh ingredients, combined and prepared in clever and inventive (often very simple) ways.

Good food is blowing my mind! I have learnt so much about flavours and cooking and culture that I am dying to share with everyone…. But I’ve been solely the learner on this trip, rather than the teacher and learner (as I endeavour to be my entire life) – some may say I’ve been impertinent or bothersome, perpetually asking questions of the locals, taking photos, and observing the way food is made and enjoyed here in Incredible India.

However, I’ve almost always been met with friendliness and assistance, and more information than I asked for, with personal anecdotes and mythical stories thrown in for good measure! I have found Indians to be generally some of the friendliest and hospitable people in the world. Their pride for their land, their food, their festivals and their customs is evident and admirable.

What an amazing time of learning in my life. I look forward to sharing some of it with you beautiful readers.

Emma xx

Scooping up the food with our hands... Indians believe nothing should disrupt the contact between food and mouth and I heartily agree!

Scooping up the food with our hands… Indians believe nothing should disrupt the contact between food and mouth and I heartily agree!

Chai tea time!

Chai tea time!

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5 thoughts on “Glorious food! New experiences all over India.

  1. I see from the first pic that you have discovered bitter melons. Do you like them? Are they worth cooking? We have a vine of them hanging over our neighbour’s fence. I pick them and give them back to her as I have not been adventurous enough to try them

  2. I worry a little, because doesn’t that same philosophy regarding hands apply to their ablutions procedures? Also, you’re so dark at the moment! When I saw your first photo I briefly wondered who that hot Indian chick in the kitchen was.

  3. I love this post! Makes me so excited to head to india this summer. I’m heading to the south and really can’t wait to sample some of the food down there, the fish, the spices, the veggies…literally dribbling a little thinking about it!

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