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Samar Halarnkar makes a strong case for why men need to cook. He also tells you how you can get your sons to step into the kitchen early. And how easy it is to shop, chop, baste, marinate, saute and stir.
This married man cooks because
a) He likes to eat
b) It helps him stay in touch with friends, family and culinary traditions
c) It fires up his wife, and
d) The kitchen is a place that reminds him he can be a better man.
Theres no better way than cooking to experience the summers of your life, he believes.
Step in to his kitchen to see how this jugaad cook adapts, innovates, stumbles and triumphs. Cooking, he believes, is like a roadside mechanics fiddling and tinkering. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. A twist here, a turn there.
Enjoy the great food narrative that swings between a childhood in the Deccan, a land of black soil and black magic, to adulthood spent travelling India and the world. Anyone can be a jhatka gourmet cook with these super-easy recipes.
About the Author
Samar Halarnkar cooks and writes. A former man- aging editor of Hindustan Times, he has been a journalist for 23 years. He is a resident of Bangalore and the author of Nirvana under the Rain Tree, an early chronicle of Indias Internet revolution.