Eid welcomes the month of June with lot of sweetness and happiness all around.
Also for Kashmir Valley its the month that welcomes tourists in droves. June is a perfect month for people across India to delve deeper in the nature and break free from the noisy city life. With the majestic mountains, gushing streams, blue lakes and fragrance of flowers all around, Kashmir becomes a perfect place to find solace.
We also talk about chic café and restaurants that have mushroomed across Kashmir giving locals and tourists a choice to eat variety with leisure.
And as the June issue of Khyen Chyen is dedicated to Eid, a festival incomplete without the whole host of bakery products on a Kashmiri dastarkhwan, we focus on traditional bakeries in the town besides the genuine spice producing units and dry fruit shops.
Our cover talks about Kashmir as a Gift Box that every tourist and local Kashmiri can cherish. The local produce such as honey, saffron, almonds, walnuts, apple, cherry, plum, apricots and much more that a tourist must know about and take along.
Tania Rigzin, a food connoisseur herself, writes: “Kashmir is a land with innumerable blessings and a place rich in art, culture and cuisine. People holidaying in Kashmir are expected to bring back memories & pictures of poses around the snow clad mountains and bags full of gifts and souvenirs. Kashmiris living away from the state also crave for these listed gems and cannot help but carry back a piece of home to their world away of it.
Tania provides you with a things not to be missed list when travelling to Kashmir.
Food critic, Huma writes about ones Romance with the Kashmiri bread.
“The smell of freshly baked cookies, breads and cakes is alluring. Confectionery set aside, it would be lovely to see some nutrition added to the Kashmiri style of baking. Why not? Inside Colaba, Mumbai, I happened across a Kashmiri bakery, small rustic traditional, with a number of add-ons; fresh fruit jellies, cheese, veggies roasted, egg washed and smoked chicken and meat, on kulchas, girdas, bakirkhanis.”
There is much much more in the June issue.
Happy Eid and Happy Reading!