Spicy Chili Soup
Precooked red kidney beans
2 Pieces of Baguette
3 Large Tomatoes
1 / 2 Cup of Mixed Herbs
1 Red Chili
Chop everything up into small bits. Layer it in a bowl, the heavy ingredients in the bottom.
The fresher the tomatoes, the better.
Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top with a squeeze of lime and serve
250g Mixed Salad
Your Favorite Dressing
Chop everything up into small bits and put into a bowl.
You can choose to be adventurous with your choice of nuts. Try pistachios and sunflower seeds.
That's pretty much it.
It's Just Cornflakes
When all else fails, go back to your childhood and have a bowl of cereal.
Make it all grown up by adding blue berries, walnuts and a sprinkling of chia seeds on top.
Add whipped cream and this goes from a breakfast dish to dessert.
Food and Memory. Food and Faith.
Food is intimately tied with identity, home, memory and well-being. We may each have acquired global preferences in other parts of our lives, but take food away and you have the skeltel remains of the global sophisticates that we may have become.
A Japanese chef once told me that after an evening creating the most wonderful dishes for his patrons, he goes home and eats boiled rice. These are the things that we grew up with, the proverbial chicken soup that nourishes our soul, in this life.
Food & Memory
When you become an expatriate, you reach back your old country for three culinary things: comfort, essence and personal preferences. Curd rice isn’t particularly flavorful if you eat it for the first time, but it is comfort food for a south Indian.