Reading success tories of a passion that’s come through to a tangible form gives me a rush, always! So going through Jane D’souza’s journey from an experimental cook at home to a successfully published author of a cook book twice, and to multiple recognitions is a joy indeed.
For all you Mangalorean food fanatics, here’s presenting jane D’souza’s second edition of deelish Mangalorean recipes.
Ruth, her daughter, who runs the effervescent restaurant review blog (Bangalores Restaurants) has a warming recollection of her mother’s culinary exploits in the early days. She says, “As a child, I was a fussy eater… well fussy to the extent of redefining the term. And so poor mom had to innovate in millions of ways to get me to eat my food. There was honestly nothing that interested me (she loves to retell the story to all who would listen, now that I have my own fussy eater – something to the effect of life coming full circle). Once retired life took over for my parents, mom went back to what she loved most – tending to a beautiful garden, experimenting with cooking and overall becoming supermom. People began to ask her for recipes… this went on to become cookery demos in various clubs, her own cookery columns in the Konkani language publications as well as English websites.”
This cook book has a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. Mangalorean specialities, of course, abound. There are Indian and Continental recipes too with Mrs. D’Souza’s touches. Recipes for masalas are delat with separately so you can look them up for any dish that seems appropriate. The most interesting ones though, are bound to be those that Mrs.D’Souza has created herself, from scratch!
At Rs.250, this book is a must have! To order it, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth, thanks for sharing this! I know a few friends who’d love this!