Do you know women have stronger chemical senses (the taste and the smell) than man? We can even identify the smell of fear and joy from the body secretions it seems. May be that’s why women started taking care of children, sitting inside the caves, using smell to sense danger and the sense of taste to give the best food for her family? Even now a days we can see the pregnant women becoming hypersensitive to the smell and taste. They crave for strong taste at the same time they can’t stand the smell of cooking…hmm! Very tricky period. Tamil cuisine has a set of seven different rice dishes (coconut, tamarind, lemon, lentils, mango, sweet and yogurt rice) with sour and sweet sauces, rasam and chutney. These dishes have strong taste and less smell, so they are specially cooked for pregnant women. My friend Meena is Pregnant (wow! I will be an aunty (again) soon!) . So, we cooked this pregnancy kit for her yesterday. Hmmmm! What a feast! Thanks to this small and successful Indo-French project of Meena and Eric.Thanks for the photo Meena...more pic..