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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Step Aside!
Take a deep breath. Now close your eyes. Imagine you are walking down a crowded street. This street is less like the streets you would find in any major US city though. It is uneven, made of dirt and small. Now imagine hundreds of people surrounding you. Some are yelling at you to come and see their shop. Some promise to give you a good deal. Others bump into you as they hustle to work carrying large bundles of sticks or other goods. Can you see it? Feel the baking red sun on your skin. Smell the mixture of cumin, rose, saffron, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and pepper. Breathe in India. This is your time in the main market in Jodhpur. Just make sure the spices you are smelling are the real thing. If they open a container of spice and have you smell or taste it, purchase the opened container. The bait and switch is an Indian specialty. Nevertheless, enjoy being overwhelmed by your senses in India.
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