Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Another meme appropriated...

What’s your favourite table?
Not sure I understand the question… but let’s say it’s any table that’s got good vegetarian food laid out attractively with all the relevant napery and cutlery. I couldn’t provide this myself, mind you – but I can appreciate a well-set table as much as any etiquette expert.

What would you have for your last supper?
Probably all my favourite foods. If it’s going to be my last supper, I might as well be a greedy pig – no health complications to worry about either, haha!

What’s your poison?

Name your three desert island ingredients.
Chillies, garam masala and cardamom. What? Was this not supposed to be a literal question?

What would you put in Room 101?
People who ask “but what do vegetarians eat?” when they hear that I don’t eat meat or fish.

Which book gets you cooking?
Oddly enough, none of them, although I read (and collect) them like novels. Gotta have glossy colour photos or it wouldn’t be food porn, of which I’m an enthusiastic admirer. Anyway, what gets me cooking are the recipes I read on dozens of food blogs!

What’s your dream dinner party line-up?
Hmmm… one line-up (keeping it real) would be Ammani, Shoefiend and S from So’ton, and all of the gang from Business Line days including KiwiGee.

Another one (keeping it really unreal) – Gary Lineker, Richard Hammond, Ainsley Harriott, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, Tim Allen, Kate Winslet, Dawn French, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

What was your childhood teatime treat?
Cant remember, actually.

What was your most memorable meal?
Not an easy one to answer, so I wont attempt it. Let’s just say there have been many many memorable meals over the years, and hopefully many more to come!

What was your biggest food disaster?
As far as I’m concerned, the first pizza I ever tried making. I baked it until the dough was like flatbread and the vegetables had dried out to shrivelled bits. The peas were like bullets. I cant remember what happened to the cheese… probably the trauma blocked out that memory forever.

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
On the GT Express from Madras to Delhi – it was indescribable. No wonder my family always packed the food required for the entire train journey, no matter if it was 2 persons or 20 travelling.

Who’s your food hero/food villain?
Food villain – Mr F Word, Gordon Ramsey. I hate people who sneer at vegetarians and vegetarian food.

Nigella or Delia?
Nigella, if I must choose.

Vegetarians: genius or madness?
Genius, especially for coming up with the incredible variety of delicious food, none of which involves eating dead animals.

Fast food or fresh food?
Doh! Fresh, of course.

Who would you most like to cook for?
Always like cooking for friends and family – as long as there aren’t more than 4 of them at any given time.

What would you cook to impress a date?
Chocolate cake.

Make a wish.
I wish… for world peace. And a good dinner tonight.


chronicworrier said...

Food hero?


churningthewordmill said...

i like the "I wish… for world peace. And a good dinner tonight" part... :D smart answer!

Swarna said...

hey just the thought of that dream line up's soooo exciting!

I agree with ALL your points abt vegetarians...but Gordon Ramsay is absolutely sexy and hot...I just can't help but drool...*smirk*

Anonymous said...

Ramsey is yucky as (sorry Swarna)........him with lines like furrows on his forehead. I see the gals at work going ga-ga over him and wonder what the fuss is about. And yes, people tend to ask me (qauite often) what do I eat or how have I managed to be veggie all my life. To which I make a superior answer: "there's so much veggie food in India, it's easy...unfortunately, you won't be familiar with any of it, so I cant be bothered to explain"...ha ha. Kiwi

Bard Girl said...

Favorite table? One that stays put would be good I would think.