Kitchen Capers by David Banks

Kitchen Capers

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  1. Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore said, 9 months ago

    @David Banks
    David, I grew up in India, and may I say that it’s a relief to finally see a British recipe that can satisfy Indian tastes. (Although many Indians, who don’t have taste, will call it bland.)

    That’s the sad thing, David. Indians have no taste. They can’t understand the subtleties and nuances of Italian, Japanese or French food and seem to need spices in everything.

    A chef/restauranteur named Ritu Dalmia, who specializes in Italian food, once had this couple come to her restaurant, “Diva”. They mistook it for a Mughlai restaurant called “Divya” and were about to leave when they couldn’t get their tandoori chicken. In desperation, Ritu offered them chicken cacciatore. They still come and order it, but not by name: they only know it as “that spicy chicken dish”.

    That only goes to show how bad Indians are at eating. They have no respect for any cuisine other than their own horribly overspiced ones.

    Jose Marti might have said “Nuestro vino es agrio, pero es nuestra vino” (Our wine might be sour, but it is our wine), but that isn’t enough to justify Indians’ poor taste in terms of good food.

  2. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, 9 months ago

    Or, you can go to the restaurant and get it ready made.

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