Monday, March 30, 2009

May Contain Nuts...






Okay, without a doubt, this is unabashed filler.

We have a good excuse. We have been so busy filming and collecting recipes in the last week and a half, that there has been no time at all to write about what's been going on! I guess that's a good thing. However, with over 10,000 loyal readers (okay, it was mostly us checking back to see if anyone was looking at the blog at all...), we feel an obligation, nay, a duty, to post up something for entertainment value. Hence, this dollop of filler.

In the last week and half, we've been to more spice farms, more kitchens, and visited the neighbouring state in an effort to confirm or deny the claims of Cochin natives who say that Kerala food rules, and everything else kind of blows. Curiously, when we travelled to Tamil Nadu, they said the same thing, only in reverse. We've seen cinnammon being peeled off trees, tapioca roots being plucked from the soil, curry leaves in the wild, and tamarind pods fresher than you can imagine. Rest assured that all those adventures will be posted up, complete with photos as soon as we catch our breath, which even now, is strongly scented with garlic and chillies.

In the meantime, I'm going to leave you with some pictures that we have taken of amusing signs. This was originally going to be part of a larger post with more pictures, but bugger it. I'm inherently lazy, it's 6PM, and the gin in the freezer is calling my name too loudly to ignore. So here they are in no particular order...

Seamen Drinks - The name says it all. Avoid the milkshakes.

Boney Dresses - Perhaps the only store in the world that caters to "minus" sized ladies.

PMS Agencies - The company that asks the philosophical question "If a tree falls in the forest, and a man is not there to hear it, is he still wrong?".

Let us catch our breath, and I promise that there will be some actual content in the next post...

3 comments:

Mark Gipson said...

Nice shop names! I saw a hair salon in Bangkok today called 'Ebola', I think I will keep clear of that one!

Rob Bailey said...

Ranks up there with "Sam 'n' Ella's Diner"...

Cardamom said...

cute names!!! nice to have come across your blog...

cheers from Newfoundland!
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