"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Vaidehi of Chakli blogged about Phadtare's Kolhapuri Misal. She not only shared the recipe but also shared a video where Rani Gunaji takes us right to the Phadtare's shop in Kolhapur. It was fun watching the chef prepare the misal. A must try for me! The most unusual part - for me anyway, was to prepare a separate potato bhaaji and matki usal. Maybe that's the secret of being the authentic "Kolhapuri" MisaL.