India is a paradise for delicious candies and other edibles: sweets, snacks, pickles … Trader Joe’s has made Mochi ice-creams now a household name in North America.
The women in the villages almost always cook, and many of them could put the fanciest chefs in top restaurants worldwide to test.
In Bengali cuisine, one of the most sophisticated of the Indian cuisines, there are concepts such as Mocha (made of the banana flower) and Thor (made of the banana bark). You don’t get such delicacies at restaurants. Nor do you get them in Trader Joe’s.
But why not?