“Rasoi” is the word given to the Indian kitchen, “the place where the juices flow”, and a word almost untranslateable into English because of the cultural, spiritual and religious significance of the place where food is produced. The traditional kitchen like the one pictured in Madhya Pradesh may lack electricity and all the gadgetry we have come to expect in the West but it is a sacred place where as Madhu Suri Prakash writes, “the art of preparing and serving spicy, stunningly beautiful aromatic foods for fully enjoying the profound sensuous and sacred pleasures of eating” takes place. 


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