We’re looking for funny experiences from your own lives. We think others will enjoy tales of food mishaps, surprises, peculiar edibles, first cooking attempts / mistakes, etc. In this issue, instead of tales of food mishaps & surprises, etc., we’re sharing Margaret Deefholts’ humorous tribute to two tempermental, but accomplished, cooks from her childhood. By
A 5-month-old Stanley held high in the arms, close to the loving face of my first ayah, Marrimma. She was a family servant from the Telugu speaking region of south India. A family anecdote recalled the awestruck remark by a now-forgotten relative who, upon seeing this picture for the first time, remarked about how much Helen (my mother) had changed!