Bioillogically speaking…

Just another weblog

Of Cuisines, Culinary skills and Confusion… July 1, 2009

Filed under: fun sarcastic,Life — poonish @ 7:46 am

So…Exams done and I m a free bird…*(jobless is the more appropriate word). Anyways as my Hubbie explains in his blog: that he now gets better food to eat as an aftermath of exams being over… I nowadays find myself standing in the kitchen, looking around,rummaging through the fridge and then being overwhelmed as to what to prepare! I mean its difficult given the choice of cuisines that can now be made at home! *( My mum had it easier…she had but not much to pick from: Konkani, North Indian and a few dishes in chinese cuisine) But, with the www handing out recipes faster than one can say FOOD, its quite the task to choose!
I have tried my hand at a myriad of cuisines. Mostly Italian, chinese and Mexican but also North Indian *(a no. of cuisines arise here too…kashmiri, lucknowi etc etc.) Japanese and Keralite cuisines. Anyways , wasnt successful with many but did quite a commendable job for some! 😀 Okonomiyaki was one of the first Japanese dishes i tried and we still shudder today when we think of that fateful dish! Dint quite live up to its expectations! *( Hubbie’s reaction made sure i safely put away the Okonomiyaki ingredients in a place where it would be away from my prying eyes!:D) But I have had considerably better reactions with dishes like Deviled eggs, Pasta, Sindhi murg, American Chopsuey etc. So,yes…with the increasing no. of cuisines to choose from…the more is the conflict as to what to prepare!
The problem with European dishes is they require Stock or Broth like Chicken Broth which is a broth of leftover chicken remains boiled in water for a considerably long time!! Thats quite a difficulty coz we have but one gas cylinder… and also with the Save fuel mindset meant i leave these dishes to Casa Picolo! *( a restaurant which caters European cuisine) So seeing all the difficulties that arise when one tries one’s hand at these non-native cuisines…i now mostly stick to good ol’ Konkani cuisine! Its surprising how easy it is to make these dishes. And also one dish of north indian…mainly Punjabi.Our forefathers(rather foremothers :D) were pretty smart…they made eco friendly, easy to cook and sometimes great tasting food! Cheers to them!!! And there ….15 mins up…time to switch off the burner lest the cabbage gets brunt! Adios till then!
Happie Cooking! and for those of u who dont cook.. my advice: take up a ladle… its really enjoyable as long as u dont try your hand at too many things… too many recipes spoil the mood! Toodles!:D