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Episode Info: About Dadima’s - Anni and Getta Anneeka - also known as Anni - is behind the dadima's brand and the Dadima’s cookbook . In 2015, Anni started research for her book. Anni’s quest was to gather culinary wisdom from wise grandmothers (or dadimas) around the UK, and then share this knowledge for all to benefit. Anni says she chose to learn from those  grandmothers who had been cooking traditional, timeless, recipes, with love, for years – just like my own dadima. Anni talks of her Dadima: “In my Indian family unit, I grew up seeing my dadima as the family nurturer, feeder, and advisor, respected by all. Anni and her mother, Geeta, also run cookery workshops for children and adults. Episode highlights The meaning of Dadima's - Punjabi for maternal grandmother. Connecting generations through wisdom of grandmothers and grandfathers. How we connected on Instagram. The amazing Panjiri dish cooked by Anni (including semolina, ghee, seeds and nuts) and its history going back 100s of years. First aim of Panjiri was to nourish the new mother post pregnancy. A covert recipe passed down by generations. The new mother’s mother buys the ingredients then the mother-in-law makes the Panjiri - being the matriarch of the family. Rituals of the newborn mother to nourish her physically and emotionally. The importance of nourishing the new mother. The brand of Dadima's built around cooking heritage food made with love. Panjiri is the original energy mixture to Anni and Geeta. Food as connecting thread with families and communities once a baby is born. The hands-on culture in the Indian community in the postpartum period and how the new mother is nourished and nurtured by her extended family. Being guided by the wisdom of our elders in the postpartum period. Ayurvedic principles of nourishing our bodies in the postpartum period. 11:00 new mother goes home to her biological mother in their family. 12:14 Geeta shares that all of her needs were tended to so all she had to do was feed Anni when Anni was a baby. 12:35 Geeta shared the sense of nurturing, safety and community with her parents supporting her with Anni as a baby. 13:22 Geeta’s mother-in-law and sister-in-laws also supported her and took on a separate mother role. 13:50 All the family takes on a new role once the baby arrives. 14:12 The unsaid things that need doing once baby arrives. 14:23 Geeta’s mother’s generation didn’t talk about self-care - as discussed in Anni’s book. 15:20 Anni has educated Geeta about self-care and how it is ok to be vulnerable. Geeta said she is ‘mothered’ by her daughters. Geeta notices the sacrificial lamb/martyrdom way of living which is often at the expense of burnout. 16:20 Geeta notices her mother’s physical health as maybe been impacted by lack of self care. 16:55 Notion of busyness. 17:28 Cooking Panjiri is the opposite of busyness and the Dadima's brand is going against the grain of our busy culture. ...
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