Vayu’s Food Philosophy, A Small Summary

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The smell of saffron filled my nostrils. My mouth watering, I could not wait any longer. So hungry. Told myself to be patient; I knew it was worth waiting for. Ah, a bite. I closed my eyes.

YES! The tangy flavor of the orange and lemon, smoothness of coconut milk, mastication of shrimp, fish and vegetables – the unmistakable experience of a Kerala Curry. For eight year-old gourmet Vayu, however, this was yet another Sunday dinner with the family.

I remember those days. At the time, eating did not seem to provide much beyond nourishment and temporary satisfaction, to fill a hungry stomach after a long day in school, or to satisfy taste buds craving certain dishes. But for some reason, food was always so  interesting to me. Whereas my friends organized parties at McDonald’s, all I wished for was Norwegian fish balls. In the back of my…

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