The aroma of cooking fills the house, drifting beyond its walls. Its warmth and freshness are inviting. What promise it holds! A celebration of the present, a reason to be in the moment…

Ayini’s hands work like a dancer’s, turning and shaping, scooping the dough with an intimacy only she knows. She recounts her memories about food and cooking from her lengthy displacement during the civil war in Sri Lanka, from 1983 to 2009.

Like Ayini, many women had to abandon their much-loved homes and hearths and wander on their own home soil as fighting raged all around them for nearly three decades. ...


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