The lovely teapot I got for my birthday. (Should I be upset I got a teapot for my birthday? I mean young, socially well-adjusted 20 somethingers don't normally get tea-pots for their birthdays do they?)

I am clearly a tea-party goddess! (I mean that in an entirely flip way, being even somewhat snarky about the title of Nigella Lawson’s cookbook (How to be a Domestic Goddess). I am not in fact in the least bit interested in being a goddess and am perfectly aware of the various implications and connotations attached to the use of the word “goddess” especially in a domestic setting. Phew. I just wanted to put that out there, as some of you don’t know me that well, or well, know me at all. Anyway, back to what I was saying..) I had some friends over for tea today, and they seemed to like the nutella cake I talked about in an earlier post quite a bit. In fact, my tea party was such a hit that they stayed until midnight. That is odd for a tea-party, especially considering the fact that I didn’t even serve wine or any other alchocol. So really it must have been the scintillating conversations we had, or my cake 🙂

I just thought I’d let you know that the cake was well-recieved, so, all you goddesses and gods out there who were planning on trying it out, you really should!


By Megha Jandhyala

Megha Jandhyala has a Doctorate in law, with her academic work focusing on the intersections between law, culture, and development. She now spends her time tasting and writing about food and wine. She is passionate about wines from all over the world, but she is especially interested in emerging wine regions like Valle de Guadalupe and Coahuila in Mexico and Nashik in India. She explores the relationship between wine and food in her writing, with a focus on cuisine from the Indian subcontinent. She hopes to highlight the ways in which wine and different expressions of South Asian regional cuisine can enhance one another, sparking new conversations in the process.

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