The Time Machine is a new novella about food and grief by award-winning author Nikesh Shukla.
It tells of Ashok's attempts to cook food like mum used to make. If he succeeds, his time machine will have worked and he'll be transported back to a time when the family home was alive with the sounds of cricket, the smell of food and the presence of his mother. The story is a tender, funny ode to home-cooked Gujarati cooking ("not tandoori or balti, are you rogan joshing me?"), peppered with family recipes and outdated wisdom from over-bearing aunties. It may well make you want to cry. It will definitely make you hungry.
25p from each sale of The Time Machine will be donated to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.