Where the Two Bengals Meet : Mustard ,Mumbai

The menu has been designed keeping the Mother Goddess’ varied manifestations in mind. What is also being done for the first time is the use of ingredients long forgotten in the contemporary Bengali culinary discourse, overtaken as they have been by modern substitutes.

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IN A first of its kind event in India, this Durga Puja 2018, Mustard Mumbai plays matchmaker, bringing contemporary cuisine from Bangladesh to the table with the renowned Dhaka-based culinary expert Nayana Afroz and food historian Pritha Sen.

The Radcliffe line created a no-man’s land between Bangladesh and West Bengal. Yet the two Bengals stand on a shared ground of language, literature and culture, all bound together by an intense relationship with food. International borders notwithstanding, a shared past between the two Bengals, therefore, provides the perfect platform to start a culinary dialogue that would go a        long way in preserving a region’s cultural heritage. Mustard remains true to its ethos of cuisines from Undivided Bengal and presents Where the Two Bengals Meet -- a joint celebration of the Bengali’s first love food.

The menu has been designed keeping the Mother Goddess’ varied manifestations in mind. What is also being done for the first time is the use of ingredients long forgotten in the contemporary Bengali culinary discourse, overtaken as they have been by modern substitutes. It will be a return to the use of these ingredients pippali (long pepper) and Choi Jhal, a fiery ingredient used for centuries in Bengal and the region before the advent of the ubiquitous chilli.

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