On The Flower Trail
Bourdain’s keen sense of observation was one of the many reasons he could get to the pulse of any city so well. Leaving aside the eponymous city landmark New Market, Bourdain headed to the wholesale flower market at Mullick Ghat. Standing at the ghat, while he couldn’t help himself from drawing parallels between the Howrah Bridge and that of his hometown’s Brooklyn Bridge, the sensory experience of the vibrant flower market left him overwhelmed. Head to this fascinating market to seep into the city’s vibe and indulge in some deep-fried deliciousness of handmade kochuri and aloo bhaja, like he did.