Meal with a Bengali Family and cooking demo

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine! A meal for the Bengali is a ritual in itself even if it is only boiled rice and lentils (dal bhat) with of course a little fish. Bengalis, like the French, spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating.

Pricing:  US$ 67 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Culinary Experience

Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine! A meal for the Bengali is a ritual in itself even if it is only boiled rice and lentils (dal bhat) with of course a little fish. Bengalis, like the French, spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. Quips like 'Bengalis live to eat' and 'Bengalis spend most of their income on food' are not exactly exaggerated. The early morning shopping for fresh vegetables, fish etc. is the prerogative of the head of the family, even in affluent household, because he feels that he alone can pick up the best at a bargain price. Bengali food is an all-time favourite for many for its spicy, aromatic and mouth watering flavours. Bengali Cuisine generally consists of a variety of rice dishes and fresh water fish delicacies. Bengali food enlists delicious rice main courses, curries, fish dishes, chicken cuisines, pulses, fries, chutneys, Bengali sweets, snacks and many more. Bengali food has inherited a large number of influences, foreign and pan-Indian, arising from a historical and strong trade links with many parts of the world. Bengal fell under the sway of various Turkic rulers from the early thirteenth century onwards, and was then governed by the British for two centuries (1757-1947). Bengali cuisine is perhaps the only cuisine in the Indian region which still holds its authenticity over 1000 years, though this region was once ruled by the Mughals emperor and once was even the capital of British-colonized India. From the culinary point of view, some major historical trends influenced Bengali food. This tour will help you understand the richness of Bengali cuisine culture in a more traditional way!!

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using a medium sized chauffeur driven car.

TOUR STYLE: Culinary

MEETING POINT: at your hotel (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: At your hotel

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using a medium sized chauffeur driven car.

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People

PRICING: All our tours are private

INCLUSIONS: The tour includes a local English speaking guide, Lunch and transportation as indicated

EXCLUSIONS: It does not include personal purchases, tips and gratuities

WHEN: This tour is offered at 9 PM on all days except Sunday

WHAT TO WEAR: casual dressing

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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