Mudhi Mansa from Orissa! A warriors breakfast in Ashoka’s army, Mudhi/Moori (puffed rice) + a Mutton Curry would be eaten for sustenance by marching armies. Later favoured by the Mayurbhanj Kings as a perfect Shikar meal. Mayurbhanj is known to be a significant producer of Moori today, & this a common breakfast/meal. Not a #LostRecipe though I came across it while looking for Lost Recipes. Mind was blown. Moori was also preferred during the Bengal Famine since a little bit goes a long way.
#Honeybees: some useful info I picked up from a talk by a beekeeper
On Birdsite as @Historywali.
Key interests are history & heritage; in particular culinary history, and you’ll mostly find me Tooting about everything food!
I make Food/Travel/History shows for TV & Web. And I’m currently writing (trying to, goddamn) a book on the culinary traditions of India, to be published by Hachette India in 2020.
I live out of 3 homes & a backpack and am mostly always #OnTheRoad. Homes: Mumbai, Dehradun, & the Tons Valley (Upper Garhwal)
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Working on a garden design for a friend has been so good for me. I've enjoyed the creativity, and of course, thinking about the #plants.
I really hope one day I'll be well enough to work again, as I'd like to do this as a job. Not a posh type designer, gosh no, that isn't me. I want to help people in cities see the potential in their spaces, no matter how small, so they can be able to enjoy it. And if I can help them to start growing some food too, that would be a bonus :)
Today I got my garlic in. The photo is of me haved spaced out the cloves, with canes separating the varieties out. There are 7 varieties in this bed (9 of each has been sown) plus one more variety in another bed.
I space them out in a zig zag pattern, as this fits more cloves in. More info here http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2012/10/getting-garlic-in.html if interested.
Don't worry if you haven't got yours in yet. I once planted mine Xmas day and still got a good crop! The main issue is to get it in before the ground gets hard frosts, so keep an eye on the forecast.
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