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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Nov 23rd, 2018, 03:30
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Posted By tadka
Thanks for your thoughts. I've considered...

Thanks for your thoughts. I've considered smaller cities, especially Mysore. I'm just not sure I'll get the incredible breadth of food choices that come with the biggest cities. And I'm already...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Nov 21st, 2018, 08:30
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By tadka
A longer visit

I'm coming back to India for a third visit and to complete a second year touring.

Rather than travelling a lot, I want to settle into an area as a short-term resident.

Right now, the idea is...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Sep 5th, 2015, 06:35
Replies: 15,136
Views: 1,253,879
Posted By tadka
I like tofu, but it must be well prepared (and...

I like tofu, but it must be well prepared (and agree with Nick, it ought not be imitation meat). I have dreamy memories of excellent, cool nigari tofu eaten in Osaka with a little soy, ginger and...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Sep 4th, 2015, 07:28
Replies: 15,136
Views: 1,253,879
Posted By tadka
Oooh, a cream cheese omelette with salmon and...

Oooh, a cream cheese omelette with salmon and capers and onions and dill and then it's lovely. It's like a bagel made with eggs. [happy]



What? What? We must fix this boring guacamole. I...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 30th, 2015, 05:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By tadka
How clever of the manufacturer to refine a...

How clever of the manufacturer to refine a product of its quality... :wacko: I wonder if all those wonderful aromas are especially prone to oxidation.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 29th, 2015, 08:43
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By tadka
Well, how thoughtful of you. [happy] I'll give...

Well, how thoughtful of you. [happy] I'll give Tez a taste.

Usually, the mustard oil I've purchased here has lacked any pungency at all. Perhaps it just sits around too long in transit and...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 29th, 2015, 06:58
Replies: 15,136
Views: 1,253,879
Posted By tadka
I know Bengalis eat cooked Hilsa fish eggs (and...

I know Bengalis eat cooked Hilsa fish eggs (and fried shad roe is eaten here in America, too). Is your fish egg fry a Kanara thing? How is it prepared?
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 28th, 2015, 09:28
Replies: 15,136
Views: 1,253,879
Posted By tadka
I've only been there twice, but so good was the...

I've only been there twice, but so good was the food, it made my heart flip and flop. :wub:
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 28th, 2015, 06:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By tadka
This is an interesting little fact. As a...

This is an interesting little fact. As a friend of the orangutans and rhinoceroses, I go out of my way to avoid palm oil when possible. (Sorry for going off-topic.)
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 26th, 2015, 04:01
Replies: 3,538
Views: 344,950
Posted By tadka
Some movies I've enjoyed recently (your mileage...

Some movies I've enjoyed recently (your mileage may vary ;) )...

Kuroneko

https://youtu.be/bwJ8lY8u_yY

The Pool

https://youtu.be/6f6BAPA0tS8
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 26th, 2015, 03:42
Replies: 22
Views: 3,034
Posted By tadka
Just added this to my Amazon wish list for the...

Just added this to my Amazon wish list for the next time I feel like I have a spare ninety bucks to spend.

The last time I saw Pather Panchali (one of my ten favorite films) the quality was...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 24th, 2015, 10:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By tadka
After tasting some fresh-pressed mustard oil...

After tasting some fresh-pressed mustard oil straight from the neighborhood tap in Calcutta I decided to make my own here at home.

Oh, it was good.

But the work involved! Ridiculous.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 21st, 2015, 06:25
Replies: 1,280
Views: 104,023
Posted By tadka
Tahini would be lovely in a smoothie. ...

Tahini would be lovely in a smoothie.

However, your imagination regarding cocktails frightens me.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 20th, 2015, 06:16
Replies: 1,280
Views: 104,023
Posted By tadka
How can you guys not like those terrible...

How can you guys not like those terrible chocolate mints? You have been spoiled by your superior digestifs. Leave the poor waxy things alone.

Next you are going to start maligning root beer and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 16th, 2015, 09:31
Replies: 3,990
Views: 417,925
Posted By tadka
Oh man, Sea of Poppies was one of my favorite...

Oh man, Sea of Poppies was one of my favorite books last year. All that hobson-jobson, all those viewpoints, all the drama. I didn't pick up book 2, but I'm tempted.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 16th, 2015, 09:23
Replies: 1,280
Views: 104,023
Posted By tadka
Yep, I'm an infuser, too. I've been fat washing...

Yep, I'm an infuser, too. I've been fat washing vodka with extra-virgin (etc.) for bloody marys. Yum.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 14th, 2015, 10:06
Replies: 15,136
Views: 1,253,879
Posted By tadka
You are blessed by a spirit free from constraint....

You are blessed by a spirit free from constraint. :laugh:

Looks delicious.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 12th, 2015, 08:23
Replies: 1,280
Views: 104,023
Posted By tadka
Real peach brandy, meaning brandy distilled from...

Real peach brandy, meaning brandy distilled from real peaches and real pits, used to be popular here in America. But it fell out of favor, and now one can mostly only buy very sugary, sweet, thick...
Forum: Arts in India Aug 4th, 2015, 08:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By tadka
Their website shows two Delhi locations and...

Their website shows two Delhi locations and claims all their equipment is sterilized or disposable. I'd ask what that means. The claim may be a very good one.

I've gotten several tattoos...
Forum: Arts in India Aug 4th, 2015, 06:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By tadka
Sure there are. Google "tattoo shops Bangalore"...

Sure there are. Google "tattoo shops Bangalore" on the Google maps page, for example, and lots pop up.

If you aren't comfortable making an informed decision about the hygiene of a particular...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 31st, 2015, 07:47
Replies: 37
Views: 6,145
Posted By tadka
If we don't get some clear answers on this topic...

If we don't get some clear answers on this topic I'm willing to engage high-level surveillance technologies to assist.

Not able, but willing.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 31st, 2015, 07:04
Replies: 37
Views: 6,145
Posted By tadka
Oh, we haven't even begun to get to the question...

Oh, we haven't even begun to get to the question of quantities yet. :D

We're still just trying to nail down what ingredients might be in a dish, and how that dish is made.

Usually, those...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 31st, 2015, 05:12
Replies: 37
Views: 6,145
Posted By tadka
These are the missing details! :D

These are the missing details! :D
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 30th, 2015, 10:25
Replies: 37
Views: 6,145
Posted By tadka
Hey thanks! I notice tunday kebabs are...

Hey thanks!

I notice tunday kebabs are also made on a tawa, so is the distinction primarily one of the joy of history?

Alas, the public consumption of Awadhi Biriyani? When I was there...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 30th, 2015, 08:51
Replies: 37
Views: 6,145
Posted By tadka
Three questions from above^: a) What's the...

Three questions from above^:

a) What's the difference between a galauti kebab and a tunday kebab?

b) Where can one find and eat Lucknowi Biriyani outside of private palaces?

c) What's the...
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