11 February 2008

Tiffin and Jaipur - in Bristol

Anyone for Tiffin? is the cry in Bristol this week. In India, Tiffin is a snack or light lunch, lovingly prepared by wives to ensure that their husband is delivered with a hot, homecooked meal to eat at their place of work. All over southern India Dabbawalahs deliver these lunches in steel tiffin-boxes in an efficient system which ensures that every meal ends up with the right person.

Here in Bristol, Tiffins is a cross between a take-away bar and eat-in cafe, and the authentic Gujarati dishes are freshly cooked each day by owner Jay Jethwa who runs Tiffins with her husband Nick. Gujarati cooking is spicy, healthy and delicious and as Gujerat has a high proportion of vegetarians, Jay's menu includes a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes which change daily.

As I passed Tiffins this week I was drawn in by a colourful wall of photographs - a mini exhibition called 'Pretty in pink' - celebrating the vibrant colours and interesting faces of Jaipur in India. The photos are by two Bristol based photographers who are regular customers at Tiffins, Billy-Jay Starling and Alex Stoneman. You can see more of their wonderful pictures here, even if you can't make it to Bristol (or Jaipur).

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Xander said...

What beautiful colors in this photos! I love seeing how you encounter the exotic in everyday Bristol. -X

Priyank said...

Thats a nice comparative post :)