Let Us Dine

by Sukruti Anah

Food has been considered the cornerstone of various cultures, but when you talk about the Italians, it is more than just a cornerstone. The Italians can devote time to gracefully create a wholesome meal and eat it, relishing every bite. Luciano Pavarotti was passionate about the song of the tenor and what gave that man the power in his voice was his Italian appetite. “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” He is undoubtedly right, and I believe that a true appetite can be built in the mind, but without the palatable morsels – we can fail to understand food.

I do not intend to break down the nosh, but go back to the beginnings and travel the journey of what we eat. Cuisines have unfolded over the centuries, with certain flavors being left behind along the way and new condiments joining the culture. As I dine, I also photograph what the good Lord has laid before me and bring to you the history, the journey and the flavors of food too good to be forgotten.