Roti Shapes and the Brain

So the question asked is this "Do round rotis taste better than non-round ones?". And that is an interesting, very interesting, question. It brings to the fore many concepts that we possibly take for granted, but perhaps should review more often. So let's take a look at the question and break it down.…

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  • Post published:August 17, 2015
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The Return of Fish

'Aqua distillata' (Distilled water) in the Rea...
‘Aqua distillata’ (Distilled water) in the Real Farmacia in Madrid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s Thursday and time for some more work with mirrors and and smoke, maybe some steam. For steam is healthy they say. You have saunas where your toxins become toxouts and steam irons where the wrinkles in your clothes become more becoming creases. Remember to (more…)

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  • Post published:July 23, 2015
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Eggplant Mash

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Charring away nicely. It’s doesn’t look done yet.

Introductions may be in order since I have at least 1 reader in 3 different continents.

So. An eggplant is called

Baingan – Hindi

Begun – Bengali

Brinjal – most of India

Aubergine – elsewhere in the world

Eggplant – in North America

Melanzana – Italian and hence

Mad Apple – in old English (more…)

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Eddoes + Yogurt

Recipes are easy, following them is hard. I, therefore, don't follow them too closely. The important thing is to understand the concept and apply a dash of spices, a soupcon of common sense, lashings of  common culinary capability, keep it low and experiment, experiment, experiment. In other recipes that I have posted, I…

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Graked Fishies

Graked Fishies What you may have thought when you saw the title I'm not quite sure. So let me try and clarify a few things. What does graked mean? It doesn't. Mean anything, really. It's just something my brain cooked up as a "grilled / baked" combo that comes without fries or a…

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OKRA

OKRA We chatted long and hard amongst ourselves about this 100th post on this blog. As a landmark post of sorts, there was considerable debate about the following: 1. Who should write it? The Slo-Man is the eldest blogger so he should, said one school of thought. The LastWord is on a roll…

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No Aloo? No point!

So this is it then. The end of civilization as we know it. The thin edge of the wedge. The most unkindest cut of all. Remember that song we used to play, Sam? It's almost over. The end of the world is nigh. There was a time when I lived in Calcutta (Kolkata,…

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Thanks for the memories.

Yes,  indeed, the Slo-Word turned one today. Wordpress was kind enough to send a reminder with a congratulatory note. And on this festive day, the Slo-man, the LastWord and the Peeved Punjabi salute you all, the readers who've taken the time to comment, to like, to read silently and surreptitiously. As the oldest…

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  • Post published:September 22, 2013
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Punjabi Grilled Vegetables

I've been invited for dinner this Saturday; the invitation coming with a nod to my culinary skills. Yes, ladies, gentlemen and all you other lot, I've been asked if I would please come over and use the hosts' grill to make ye famouse grilled vegetables. Since I know you absolutely adore my recipes…

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Catty Rolls

First - the disclaimer. No cats have been harmed in the writing of this post. God knows cats and I are sworn enemies, and there are days when I dream of a cat-free world, but I wish them no harm other than removal from an area measured by a radius of 1,000 miles…

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