What Mumbaikars owe to the American Civil War: ‘pav bhaji’6 min read 04 Aug 2011, 09:08 PM IST
What Mumbaikars owe to the American Civil War: ‘pav bhaji’
Snack food represents a higher form of civilization. We can trace the ascent of man through his diet, from gulped mouthfuls to nibbled morsels. The peasant eats three meals, and often only two, lunch and an early supper. His day is structured around these sittings, and for him eating is purely for nourishment. Evidence of this is before me every day. My lunch is always thick bajra roti, one lightly cooked green, thin chhaas and a paste of garlic and red chillies. The food of my fathers.