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?
Forgotten it!

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!

5 comments:

nandita said...

Thanks for being such a sport! The table is grand and yes, the kids in Enid Blyton books are always staaarving!!!
Good fun!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Hmmm, a table for the epicureans

Kamini said...

Lovely, Gowri, and thanks for thinking of me. It will take me a while to do it, though.
How I loved reading about all the scrumptious sounding foods in Enid Blyton! But then I remember feeling SOOOOO disappointed when I finally got to taste the ginger beer that all the EB kids raved about - yuck! What a let down!

Gardenia said...

Thanks Nandita, Kamini and Raji!

flowergirl said...

I finally did answer the tag, so check them out here:

http://madraswanderer.blogspot.com/2008/06/answer-to-gardenias-tag.html