It is in the Matunga market in Mumbai that chef Ashwini Pai learnt how to identify a fresh and tender jeev kadgi. She writes on the seasonal produce essential to Mangalorean cooking, and how the market connects her to the town her grandparents left behind.
What does it mean to be in tune with changing seasons? Janagiamma, a leader of the indigeneous Kurumba community in the Nilgiris, tells us that millets and bamboo are good for the monsoons.
Chef Rachit Kirteeman explores Chhatra Bazaar and Mal Godown—markets which have close ties—and finds that even though much has changed over the years, some old connections remain.