Books are such wonderful gifts and I was the recipient of not one but two books from friends.
You can open the book at any page and start reading, the stories are more detailed observations and advise which springs from experience.
Let me share what I found on page 30.
'The smallest insect in the world is a sort of firefly and its body is only a fifth of a millimetre long.One can only just see it with the naked eye.Almost like a speck of dust, yet it has perfect little wings and little combs on its legs for preening itself.
That is perfection.'
I have yet to get started on The Calcutta Cook Book but it's my type of cook book it has stories about the food along with the recipes.
I must add some simple dishes from this book to my repertoire and I'll have a Bengali to critique the results so I can hone my skills of preparing Bengali cuisine.
I hope you have something interesting to read. Have a great weekend.