Thursday, May 22, 2008
Meme : Time for Tables
After reading Nandita Iyer's blog, I really felt like cooking, and never mind that the kitchen is a furnace at this time of year! Nandita wrote to tag me, and here are the questions she sent - and my answers.
What’s your favourite table?
This is my friend Lesley's Christmas feast at Gandrapara Tea Garden. A great hostess. Her table's a big favourite with us all! And the little tea table up on top is a favourite too!
What would you have for your last supper?
I could never eat if I knew....
What’s your poison?
I can live without coffee, soft drinks or liquor but not without tea.
Name your three desert island ingredients.
Ingredients : Lemon, Coriander, Ginger
Essentials : A comfortable bed, drinking water, a beach umbrella.
What would you put in Room 101?
No one. Never.
Which book gets you cooking?
Any Enid Blyton - because everyone's always starving.
What’s your dream dinner party line-up?
I'll skip this.
What was your childhood teatime treat?
Adai on winter evenings in Delhi.
What was your most memorable meal?
I once had Rava Kesari followed by Thayyir Vadai for dinner at Saravana Bhavan in Chennai. Brilliant.
What was your biggest food disaster?
Pulao - see 'Scenes From My Early Married Life'
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Who’s your food hero/food villain?
Food villain - the man who puts sugar in Vegetable au gratin (there really is one!)
Food heroes - The 'Thakurs' who cook at picnics and wedding feasts.
Nigella or Delia?
I know neither.
Vegetarians: genius or madness?
Neither. Comfort, or force of habit.
Fast food or fresh food?
Depends. All Indian fast food is health food. So I might go for that every time - momo, idli, chaat, jhal muri.
Who would you most like to cook for?
Any kids - they're the most appreciative people.
What would you cook to impress a date?
I wouldnt even try (to impress, I mean)
Make a wish.
Thanks. I did.
I’d like to tag Raji, Viji, Kamini and Ambika!