‘Granny’s Kitchen’ in mem­ory of son

Go! & Express - - NEWS - MATTHEW FIELD

East London lo­cal Sharma Boy re­cently launched a new recipe book, Granny's

Kitchen, in mem­ory of her son who passed away at the age of 31.

“It was my way of keep­ing him alive,” Boy said.

“Ev­ery time for six months when I cooked, I thought of him. It would re­ally touch me.

“He al­ways loved my cooking,” she said. “And 99% of the recipes in this book were his favourites.”

The name for the book came from her in­ter­ac­tions with her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

“As my chil­dren got mar­ried and had kids, they all started call­ing me Granny,” she said.

“They were al­ways say­ing ‘go sit by Granny’, and it was al­ways ‘Granny’s kitchen’.”

For Boy, cooking was some­thing she grew up with.

“We grew up with help­ing grannies in the kitchen.

“It's a norm, es­pe­cially in the In­dian com­mu­nity.”

It was in this en­vi­ron­ment that her love for cooking grew.

“It's a pas­sion, cooking and cre­at­ing dishes,” she said.

Read­ers don't have to be mas­ter chefs to en­joy Boy’s book. “It’s very ba­sic cooking,” she said. “Any­body can cook it.”

Pic­ture: Matthew Field

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sharma Boy at the launch of her new recipe book, “Granny’s Kitchen”

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