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a visit to a market in Mysore

Marvellous mysteries at Mysore market

We were picked up from our homestay in Mysore by, Aabi, our guide for the morning. “Which tour company are you with?” Yamuna Achaiah, our homestay owner, asked ...
recipe for poor knights' pudding

Poor Knights’ Pudding

“To make Poor knights Pudding. Cut two penny loaves in round slices, dip them in half a pint of Cream or faire water, then lay them abroad in a dish, and beat t...
Yashim cooks Istanbul

Yashim Cooks Istanbul

“Reading detective stories in bed. I find this delightful at home, and even more delightful when I am away from home, a lost man. The fuss of the day is done wi...