No life without Sun
It was only after I joined a job and started living in a city that I started cooking using electric heater or kerosene stove. We started cooking with gas only after my marriage. Those were the times when we have to book and wait for months or even years to get a gas connection. In fact gas connection came to my native home many ears after that.
So I have experience in cooking using fire wood, saw dust-wood combination stove, charcoal, stove, electricity, gas and now I use induction cooker also.
Even today in villages, I have seen people using firewood for cooking as an alternative to Gas for heating water or cooking.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The same for the carrot halwa,it needed to be cooked with milk on slow fire and tasted divine.
The only botheration about this cooking was that the food has to stirred at regular intervals.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"
When I was a child we were living in a town and I used to go to my village where my grandmother lived and she used to cook with firewood only. Though kerosene stove was also available but she preferred firewood as she was much more at ease with it. I also had a little exposure as for to start the fire in the firewood place and how to move the wood in a forward direction time to time so that the flame and its intensity are maintained. As that time I was not allowed to handle it but just by seeing I learned a great deal about it.
Later when there was a scarcity of kerosene oil I helped my parents in making the firewood burn for cooking purposes in an old-fashioned clay pot with a iron mesh on top and place to keep wood logs beneath it. Today when I recollect it was a great experience.
Knowledge is power.
Earlier in my parental home, in my childhood, we were using firewood alone for cooking. Those choolahs consumed more firewood and lot of temperature wastage was there. Only after the LPG became so common the firewood stoves vanished from our kitchens.
Picture of a coal fire at a dinner party, wherein the wind is sending up sparks everywhere.