Browsing All posts tagged under »food«

From One Table To Another: Eating in Bangladesh And Australia

October 29, 2012

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This is a cross-post with Oxfam’s Food Rights blog. Find out more about GROW here. There’s nothing quite like a plate of fuchka to satisfy a hungry appetite. Over the weekend, I found myself savouring those delicious explosions of coriander, chilli and chickpea flavours for the first time in months. But I wasn’t sitting on […]

Cooking Khichuri

May 31, 2012

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Someone once told me that in Bangladesh, sharing food is the closest thing to sharing love. In this country, where the memory of hunger is firmly etched into the national consciousness, eating is a solemn and important occasion. Dinner table conversation is almost entirely replaced by the licks, burps, slurps and gulps of mouths, food […]

Under the New Moon: of fasts and foods

August 7, 2011

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A new moon always brings new and exciting things. This week, it heralded the start of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. I was standing on a rooftop in Rayer Bazaar, surrounded by a group of amazing young Bangladeshis volunteering at the Jaago Foundation, when word came that the new moon […]