A simple pulse can make the most extraordinary meal even more extraordinary when it is a multi-course dinner served garden-side by talented hosts. Mr. Ahmad Farooq, Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN agencies in Rome and the co-chair of the International Steering Committee for the International Year of Pulses (2016) and his skilled wife hosted the members of the steering committee. They were kind enough to include me.
The menu shows the extraordinary diversity of what can be done with pulses – right down to the desserts. My favorite dish was the Qeema, but everything I sampled was a joy. We can’t wait to see what Pakistan supplies as the national signature dish for the year of pulses.