When I lived in Amravati, India, teaching art and English for a year at Cambridge International School, friendship quickly a lot of the neighborhood. From day one, I was invited to eat with the family and always offers amazing homemade meals. The culinary paradise!
I learned a lot from the traditional Indian cuisine (and a lot of Hindi) from the family of one of the local vegetable vendors who were homeless. At night, I heard often knock on the door or a short text message, and within minutes the kitchen was alive, full of cheerful voices and sounds and smells incredibly hot and amazing colors and intense spices and fresh vegetables.