K had said in one line what I had been doing for so many months!
A freshly made food item that had traveled across the country.
Because up till now, everything we ate, came in two forms - cooked fresh or packaged. And these two were distinct categories, right?
You wouldn’t expect freshly produced food to come to you after traveling hundreds of kilometers, while you wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if the packet of Namkeen you’re having right now was made in the opposite corner of the country.
One of the few exceptions of course being Milk. But that also travels only up to a certain limit. Like Amul, Mother Dairy, Nandini, Sudha, none of these have a country-wide availability.
But here it was, right in front of K, a cookie that came out of a ‘packet’ but was fresh (baked for her just 2-3 days before) and had come all the way from Delhi to her place in Bangalore.