Alicia Thompson

Travels in India — 11

Of course I am food obsessed, but at least it’s a subject everyone can relate to.

The technique of eating in India is a skill to be acquired. And it’s not as straight forward as you would think. Just like our mothers go to such trouble to train us in keeping our elbows in, holding our cutlery correctly and how to manipulate food neatly with the different tools, Indian children learn how to use their fingers correctly from a very young age.

They also learn something else equally important. Eating is strictly with your right hand only. The left…