The Great Mango Taste Test

Table for Three

The Great Mango Taste Test

Illustration: Arati Gujar

Table for Three was conceived over coffee by the three of us: Saugato Banerjee, Priya Barve, and Aniruddha Ganguly. On Sundays, after we’d be done discussing movies, work, and politics – we’d inevitably start talking about food. And get all misty-eyed and hungry. Then one of us suggested we take this beyond just conversations and share our experiences of our delicious meals and travels.


icture this: A 70-year-old great-grandfather admonishing his 50-year-old daughter, my grandmother, to stop worrying. What was she worrying about? A four-year-old girl shimmying up the Alphonso mango tree at her great-grandfather’s house in Pune because she was mango-crazy for as long as she could remember. Four decades have passed now, and little has changed.