2013 had been very kind to me..albeit busy enough to keep me on toes and prevent me from visiting this little food space...but if you were to go by this catalogue raisonnée,you will know of the raisons (reasons) that kept me away from Eastern Aroma for too-many-days-to-count.
Yes, it was a year of travel and yumminess....and there are far too many reasons to keep me away from you. Each and every place visited had its own distinct flavor that has taught me a thing or two about experimenting with the traditional Bengali palate.
Like who would have known that me and my 2 year something would be so smitten by the Japanese flavours..Sushi Sashimi Inari...or for that matter with Wasabi coated bites ...its just amazing to see and experience how the texture and technique varies with distance yet there is a faint resemblance of flavors with identical staples of fish and rice between Japanese and the Bengali cuisine.
The food journey does not end at this...it begins.Think sharing a tropical fruit and ice cream platter with mom and bro in India to savoring a coveted dish of Tasmanian freshly harvested oysters with a dash of lime in Hobart to having warm pancakes with farm-fresh raspberry compote , in Deloraine, a small Tasmanian village...Yes, life's all about stories of little morsels from all over...
Here's hoping the good times keep rolling for you and me, and our life be full of these luscious morsels.
Right now taking a pause just to recollect and connect ...ramble about the days gone by and be starry eyed about the days to come. All I want to do is spend time with family and friends,kick up a notch at work and do some real de-toxing of my mind body and soul...
But that's another day..for now let's say Cheers to a bright new year..Welcome 2014.