Archive for the ‘food’ Category


March 5, 2009

It is possible that Pakistan has nukes. It is equally possible that terrorists are after that and will get them in 2-3 years. The nukes, if stolen will end up in the trunk of a decrepit land rover and reappear in Jerusalem a month later. Pakistan authorities, whomever they are, will keep reassuring the world that the nukes are safe. It is reasonable to assume that driving from Islamabad via Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon into Israel is not that difficult. Interestingly, the Mayan calendar predicts a new world order in 2012. In that post-apocalyptic world, this blog will be outlawed.

However there is hope. A ritual snip in a strategic location and developing a taste for beef will ensure one becomes a member of the polygynous club with flexible divorce laws and gets a portion of oil wealth.


Padma Lakshmi

February 26, 2009

Can’t figure out why she slurs. She should consider spitting out the kadalai urundais in her mouth before talking. Or go easy on liquor. It is ungainly.

Food – Wine pairing

January 19, 2009

The other author of the blog asserts that wine does not go well with Indian food. That is rather stunning given the amazing pairing I have had with Indian food and wine. These days I dont take finger food while I drink and instead enjoy the liquor for what it really is. I then finish off with leftover from lunch, which usually is arachu vitta sambhar sadham or adai-avial on a saturday night.

But, back in the days when the BMR was high, I used to be rather picky about what went with the sarakku. For instance, the Kingfisher lager is a fine beer (second only to the pilsner urquell in my opinion) which goes well with “urulagadda veppudu” from the liberty rooftop in kodambakkam or with “aloo kashmiri” or “aloo malabari” or some such dish from ranjit hotel on nungambakkam high road. Later on in Bangalore, I found out that the La Reserve from Grover vineyards goes well with sheekh kababs from bayleaf restaurant in koramangala. The Glenlivet 12yo goes well with a dish called “draco idli” at the haddows club behind nungambakkam ICICI bank. If you have to have vodka with Indian food, you need to order “poondu kuzhambu” at the raintree in connemara. They serve you that with rice and a certain vadaam that goes well with absolut peppar. Recently, me and my friend, both of us on the brink of stomach ulcer, discovered that the best food to go with a binge drinking session is tamizh style boiled vegetables with a pinch salt and pepper.

As you grow older there is only one thumb rule for selecting a food to go with the wine – it should taste the same when going in and coming out, or atleast be easy on the way out, should you end up hugging the toilet seat.