A Cook’s Tour of a Farm in Southern India (India, Part 5)

After our tour of the Golden Triangle, arranged by a travel agent, we had the opportunity to see a more personal side of India when we flew south to Hyderabad to visit my daughter-in-law’s family. Early one morning, my DIL’s uncle, Satish, drove us to his farm in Shamshabad about thirty miles south of Hyderabad. … Continue reading A Cook’s Tour of a Farm in Southern India (India, Part 5)

Room with a View: the Taj Mahal in Agra (India, Part 4)

Some of the memories of our trip to India will surely fade but not this one. This view, seen through the red sandstone Great Gate of the Taj Mahal Complex, appeared surreal in the early morning haze enveloping Agra. It was the most stunningly beautiful sight I had ever seen. My husband and I crossed the … Continue reading Room with a View: the Taj Mahal in Agra (India, Part 4)

Cooking 35,000 Meals a Day in a Sikh Kitchen in Delhi (India, Part 1)

We arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, via London, at 1:30 in the morning after twenty-four hours of travel and a big dose of nervous excitement.  The airport, much more modern than I had imagined, was unexpectedly crowded for such an early hour but apparently, early morning arrivals are common in this international … Continue reading Cooking 35,000 Meals a Day in a Sikh Kitchen in Delhi (India, Part 1)