Monday, December 11, 2006

'Shadh' from the Bose family

History: The ceremony of eating the shadh takes place towards the end of pregnancy, probably based on the assumption that if the mother has no unsatisfied carvings left she will produce a healthy child, rice and fish are the compulsory items.

I had the pleasure of having one of my aunts visitng Sacramento who organized the ceremony for me last weekend. It was a great family get-together and some really good food.