Why Food?

In the middle of a particularly assiduous day working from home this week and racing to meet a deadline that day, I caught myself grating heaps of fresh ginger and garlic to marinate two glistening pink, wild caught salmon steaks. I had been thinking of the salmon since morning, intermittently through my morning cup of…

A Poem: My Wife’s Cooking

(re-posting from my blog,¬†http://appapappa.com/?p=278) My Wife's Cooking I come to the table preoccupied You serve me dal with rice, Simple to cook, done in a jiffy - 3/4th cup dal, 2 cups water, Turmeric, and a pinch of salt - Boil, boil, till it is done. Then the tadka, a splatter in hot oil Of…