In Saradindu Bandyopadhyay's The Menagerie and Other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries, the detective Byomkesh Bakshi and his sidekick Ajit are investigating a possible crime at an ex-judge's farm. The judge's wife cooks up a fine lunch for them.
In the next room, the food was laid out on the table. But no forks or knives had been provided - just spoons. We sat down to our meal. There was a variety of dishes before us: rice with ghee, roasted moong dal, green jackfruit curry, prawn cutlets, green mango chutney, kheer and cottage cheese barfi. We stuffed ourselves to our heart's content. Under the skilled supervision of Damayanti Devi and Bonolokhhi, lunch left us replete with food and contentment.