The coal glowed red as I stared into the tunnel of flames dancing in front of me. I wasn’t contemplating life & death but impatiently waiting for my loaf of organic, wood-oven bread! The smell lingered despite the strong breeze, teasing my already smitten senses with wafts of freshly baked goodness. I cut a slice of steaming-hot bread, smothered it with slabs of fresh mozzarella, and let the dark sapphire olive oil dribble down my chin. In India, the paths of food are infinite, and this one took me to Italy… in Sri Mayapur on the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal. Although Mayapur is renowned for ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), I was there to savour one of life’s simple pleasures: authentic Italian recipes handmade by Mayapur Eco Foods.