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Mustard oil, once king of the kitchen, sees fewer buyers

For a small number of mills in and around Kathmandu, mustard oil is both tradition and livelihood—and a secret language in danger of vanishing.Mustard oil, once king of the kitchen, sees fewer buyers
Mustard oil is commonplace in Nepali kitchens but its usage has been declining with an influx of imported vegetable oils.  Sikuma Rai/TKP
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Thomas Heaton
Published at : October 1, 2019
Updated at : October 1, 2019 07:24
Kathmandu

Thomas Heaton

Thomas Heaton is a food and travel reporter for The Kathmandu Post. Before working in Nepal, he spent five years in New Zealand, most recently as a food writer for Cuisine magazine. Heaton is content trawling through markets, sampling sundry skewers of offal or getting into uncomfortable situations while travelling.


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