My FOLK (THE MEN, ANYWAY) WOULD ALLOW THEIR CAST IRON FRY PANS TO “BUILD UP FLAVOR”—NOT WH THEM QUITE SO OFTEN! AARE NOT MORTAR AND PESTALS WASHED-?
Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.
For me, kitchen stands for spices and condiments even before my cook-tops, pots and pans , crockery and gadgets. Perhaps for me, food is first an olfactory delight with its visual and gustatory ecstasies following close behind.
So I had to choose my favourite kitchen gadgets keeping in mind what they really mean to me.
I have zeroed in on three hand held ones.
This gadget is a part of my South Indian roots. It’s base version is made of wood and I am definitely getting one when I visit my hometown. Stringhoppers are basically rice noodles and you cannot imagine a Keralite household without this gadget.
This is the wooden base with a wooden rolling pin which we use to make flat breads. During my learning stage, they…
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