As is always the case when I visit my parents, besides just spending time with them which I just love every bit of, I love my mother’s cooking. I’ve been to a great many world class restaurants. I’ve been to a slew of joints. I have friends who are excellent cooks. I also know my way around the kitchen. I have watched A Hundred Foot Journey. None of them can hold a candle to my mother. And just like when little boys say “my daddy can beat up your daddy”, I really do fervently believe that my mom’s cooking is better than anyone else’s mothers (and fathers). When I was in college and those first few years when I lived in Chicago, many a friend would come over to my parents’ house after a night out, gobbling down Indian food. While those moments are significantly fewer and farther in between, I still have my moments of partaking in the best food in the world.
Like this past week in Tampa.
And then there’s my dad’s love of gardening…
Clockwise from top: chicken curry, potatoes, chori (red beans), zucchini/carrots/potatoes, chicken curry all served around a bed of red rice
Kerala fish fry
breakfast: palappam with egg curry
Clockwise from top: keema (ground beef) with peas, green spinach, green beans, fish curry, cabbage all served around a bed of red rice
breakfast: uppam with potato & carrot curry stew
dinner: fish curry
lunch: cauliflower & potatoes
potatoes & carrots in a curry stew
breakfast: idlee with sambar
fresh papaya from the yard
closeup curry leaf plant
fresh shallots, garlic, onion
curry leaves just picked
Curry Leaf Plant growing in the yard
curry leaf plant
Downtown, Tampa, FL, USA
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The food looks yum! 😀
Thanks!! I was amazing!!
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