"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
"Who knew!" those were the first words that escaped my mouth when I saw those beautiful snakegourd flowers. I mean, that humble padwaL (and one of the veggies which tortured me all throughout my childhood!) could have such cute flowers, was just beyond me.
I emailed this picture of snakegourd flowers to my mom with a note - "Had you ever shown me that padwaL gets such pretty flowers, probably I would have eaten padwaLachi bhaaji without bothering you so much!!"
Mom replied - "Who knew!" :-D