Best Food Forward – Part 1

29 11 2007


1. Scones, clotted cream and fruit preserves with Gunpowder tea near St. John’s Wood.

2. Chicken Biryani – Proof that Veena inherits her mom’s genes.

3. Busaba Eathai – Excellent Thai food + Communal Tables

4. Vendakkai Puzhi Kulambu Puli Kuzhambu – Okra = good at math… or something like that.

5. Crepes at Hampstead Heath

6. Sri Lankan Egg Curry – because we all love One Hot Stove.

the other parts will follow… really.

Special Mention: Bill’s Poro and Cocktails

Alas! Bill’s famous Parsi Poro was missed. It was either that or Bangla and Jewish food at Brick Lane. Well, there is always another trip.

Though the couple clearly believes in only consuming pure alcohol – Veena will oblige and order Bill to make you a cocktail. Only, if you ask nicely.


All I Learnt in Life

18 11 2007

is from ants carrying shiny objects .

Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães’ wonderful film on “Ethereal Materialism”- Quarta-Feira de Cinza

(A link to the bad pirated version on You Tube).

Must mention the background score – samba beats, to which the ants move, in the rain forest, that has been scaled down beautifully – is played on a tabletop with matchsticks. :)

PS: Oh, and also ate some wild boar sausages for lunch… let’s just say, it was a very Asterix in Britain thing to do.