YOU can’t beat the taste of food at festivities, especially weddings, if the food absorbs the joys of merrymaking! Cooking at any Indian event is done with great fanfare. Relatives and neighbours all come together and are delegated their roles. As kids, we used to carry the puri from the women who were rolling to the men doing the frying. There were always male cooks who had that special hand for curries, palau and all the heavy slogging near the open, wood-fired stoves put together from bricks and adjusted to suit the pot sizes.