Thursday, June 3, 2010

Food For Thought

What do you like? When you get up in the morning? Something to go with your tea? or coffee? or the plain good old beverage.
Cream biscuits or the butter filled ones never really made my day good, always preferred the Krack-'n'-Jack variety and with coffee would be best.Maybe a Plain cake with no other variants like fruit or nuts would be nice too.

Breakfast when I'm alone consists of two dark toasts with honey (never preferred butter but make do with it when necessary) a nice lil sandwich made with my special family filling - just jab at a boiled egg, some tomato sauce, cheese, and more sauce and its done. Tastes delicious!

How do people eat butter? like literally eating it without putting it on/in something. Its like it sticks to your throat.
waise upma tastes yummy with it in it and so does soup.

At midday again, when there's that familiar feeling of not wanting to drone on and yet have something to nibble at they say you should have some fruits. I hate fruits btw, most of the time, with a very few exceptions. Its summer time and I haven't yet come across a single mango I like. woe begone! Way back when we were in Assam, there used to be a litchi tree in our garden, a big one, I remember climbing it, putting up a cane jhula on it and then having a massive fall, but the thing one rememebers the most are the litchies, loads and loads of them. I think I've had strawberries only once at a friend's house. There's this scene in Pretty Woman about how strawberries bring out the taste in champagne. yet to try both :)

I make do with some kind of shake ( My mom gives me the eye if I have more than 1 spoon of coffee a day so no cold coffee every day)

Lunch is usually home made stuff, dal with ghee and achar,rice,fish curry (detest fish but eat it nevertheless) or chicken or my rajma (which is seldom cooked coz' I'm its only fan) or paneer (which is awefully cooked by maid dearest). Mom cookes only on holidays making them more delicious and my appetite more eager for each of her biryani/echor/posto/malai chingri/ilish/keema yum yum !

I guess what I'm trying to say is that food connects. Its not only the aroma or the flavor that you remember its something of a memory too. Like whenever we order a Sizzler, the story of how when I was lil girl of only five had polished off a full sizzler leaving my parents astounded coz' before that, my appetite was unheard off. There are these little things which connect us with people, some food my evoke good memories and some bad ( Like Chandler Bing's memory of Thanksgiving. heh!)

There was someone who once asked me why I didnt shift to hostel( my home was about an hour and half from my college then) , and I seriously couldn't find a better reason than 'good ol' home food'.

I remember my brother most when it comes to sandwiches. He makes even the simplest ones taste and look so good. He and his gf have this rule of not buying gifts for each other. So on her birthday he baked a cake for her, and for us too :) Young love !

Once my dad tried to cook some dinner, well he tried making some kinda roast with red wine which was to put it in kind words : Puke worthy. He has since then, been restricted to breakfasts only. Mum though, specialises in everything and scolds me if I sing when helping her, she says hey it requires as much concentration as your padhai.

That leaves me, the one who spills more pours less, burns more cooks less, eats more asks less, and if left to her own means would truly sincerely doggedly try to pursue what they've accomplished.However, After much trying & failing would take out a pack of cheeselings and munch on them.

And therefore I usually eat anything eatable. No complaints , no demands :)

P.S: Reading about food makes me hungry as well.


A Benevolent Sultan for Life said...
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A Benevolent Sultan for Life said...

No Complaints, No Demands ;).

'Tum bohot acche ho, I like you'....:D :D

Matangi Mawley said...

:) yummy post! very well written..

Akansha Agrawal said...

Oye... pad le bachhi.. xams hai abhi! leave cooking to mom for a few days.. then holidays mein trial and error karke make yummy stuff for us :D :D

all the best for xams... :)

Preeti said...

am hungry !!:( long time... hope you are doing good .. cheers buddy :)

Amrita said...

Breakfast best tha.. kitna yummy aur crunchy..
i like butter on my hard toasts... hmmm
aur fruits i think i like all fruits :D hehe wow... ur brother can bake! now thats something!!

Resurgence said...

Now this post has made me hungry again... For me its just like 'Achcha Khane ke liye kuch bhi karega'... and the description that you have given has made me crave for the food cooked by mom... Unfortunately I do not have the eating homemade food nowadays... :( ... Well written post gal

Anonymous said...

When I wake up, everybody refuses to serve breakfast and the lazy *insert expletive* I am, I go without it.

Lunch is usually spent in front of the tv or the computer while the food runs cold. or I skip when I'm working.

Dinner is eaten alone (social misfit alert) and often skipped out of sheer laziness.

All this at 21 and I have not even moved out yet. :(

I heart this. I am jealous of you now.

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

Aaj se aap humare happy club ke member hai, and humara favourite color hai "happy" color. hum khud bhi happy rehte hai and sabko happy rakhte hai.. :D

@Matangi M.

hehe thanks :)

@Akansha A.

haan meri maa. :P


yeah exam time hai. ty :)

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

haan everyone can bake except me :(


yes ma ke hath ka khana is something else . :) ty


Hey, no one serves me food either.They just cook it and go off. and I eat most of my meals alone as well.
But I like eating stuff so ... yeah you can be jealous ;)

Azra Raphael said...

* no complaints, no demands!
sweet girl!

Nidz said...

my dad too gets excited whn he starts cooking. he was a good cook in his time but now since no practice he lost it.

I like English breakfast like bread omlet/scrabbled egg. or aloo/gobi paratha with chilled dhai :) I love my breakfast tea though i dont believe in bed eat cuz i cant eat or drink without brushing.
Good topic to discuss :)