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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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I am delighted to see many new Konkani recipe blog sites emerge. They are doing an important activity -- document traditional recipes that are on the decline (due to the complexity of preparing them, and lack of expertise among the new generation in tradional Indian cooking). As I read them, I go back to my childhood when my grandmothers, grandaunts, and aunts spent the entire day in the kitchen, laughing and toiling. And I can regurgitate the aroma of the traditional Konkani kitchen, with all the smoke (wooden stoves were used then), spices, and colors.

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Pomfret Fish being Fried on a Stone Pan
Pomfret Fish being Fried on a Stone Pan
The leaves provide moisture, reducing the oil required to fry the fish, in addition to providing an exotic aroma.

Stories the Kitchens Tell

I thought it would make an interesting effort to put together a webpage on the kitchens of India. I didn't have many pictures, but they all are real people in their real kitchens, and depicted honesty, devotion, and the struggles of the times. They were photographed over many decades, and are an interesting exhibit.

The Indian Kitchen -- Photographic exhibition of diverse kitchens of India, and a commentary on the subtle stories they tell.

See Also: House of Commons -- Habitats of common men and common gods.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Last Modified: 6/14/2006 8:31:24 AM

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