The Sad, Sexist Past of Bengali Cuisine

While being punished by a cruel sexist practice in West Bengal, the Indian widows considered “husband-eaters” created a rich cuisine made without meat, onions, fish or garlic. Writer Mayukh Sen honors these creative women through the story of great-grandmother, a widow at 37.

Author: Mayukh Sen
Source: Food52
Published: Jul 5, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,122 words)
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