📌"All that remains now is 'saudade' - presence of an absence" Shubha has just turned forty. And just while she feels that life is becoming gloomy and she's having a midlife crisis as she's getting older , her life takes a turn!
💌 Shubha starts getting letters all the way from Calcutta from a stranger lady who claims to be her grandmother( Didan) when infact her grandmother is no more!
💌 These letters start arriving from Boishakh ( Bengali New year) . Shubha who's not really good at cooking, starts cooking traditional Bengali recipes which are written in the letter she recieves from Didan. 💌 It shows her intimate relationship with her daughters Piyu and Riya, her friends and with her husband Sameer who's always busy with his work. Shubha feels heartfelt by reading these letters from a stranger who doesn't seem like a stranger anymore!
📚 The book has over 250 pages and serves as a platter of a story all about food, love ,dreams, family and friends. It has recipes in detail as well ( The description itself made me hungry, I'm gonma surely try a few recipes!) The detailed description of famous Bengali foods like Hing'r kochuri, aloor tarkari, kosha mangsho cooked for hours, white puffed luchi with aloor dom, misti pulao,Chelo kebab,Ilish maacher tauk and many more literally makes you drool ! The books is super engrossing and relatable and is such a satisfying read! The plot is really good and well narrated. Will Shubha find the stranger who's writing these letters? Will she be able to cook the recipes described in letters? Is Sameer really busy with work or having an affair? To know more about it , do read the book. Recommended to everyone especially to Bongs and to all foodies! #bookphotography