Lankan Hospitality: Killing You With Food & Kindness Ah, gotta love Sri Lankan hospitality; it’s the simple art of killing people with kindness and food. So, a random friend of a friend from England drops by to learn bridge. Us: Have some tea? Or coffee? Could we get you a fruit juice? Beer, maybe? Guest: Please don’t bother. Us (sounding like it’s a threat): No, but you ...

The bashful lady at The Bohri Kitchen Suppressing the greedy instinct to set up an appointment with Nafisa Kapadia at lunchtime, I drop in at 11 am to meet the lady who has made Mumbai go bananas over Bohri food. Don’t be afraid to ask who Nafisa Kapadia is (and don’t bother  googling because she won’t show up) but know this much  – her food is being ...

The Cheeseburger & Elephant Dung Me (happily munching away on a cheeseburger, and looking at an ad in the newspaper depicting an elephant). Housekeeper: You know, in my village we have a lot of elephants roaming about the place. Me (looking bored): Yup, common sight for sure in Sri Lanka. Housekeeper (quite thoughtfully): True. We used to follow them and step on their dung ...

Homemade Ricotta Cheese The ultimate achievement is having a sandwich with bread you have baked and cheese you made with your own hands. Well, mission accomplished! I am feeling guilty for my blog negligence and hence I shall try and make it up by posting two recipes this weekend. This wonderful recipe is another easy-peasy one that is hassle-free and extremely rewarding. We ...

So you think you have it hard sticking to a diet at home? Think again. Throughout most of my life, we’ve always had a rural domestic cook who takes great offense when you don’t eat the food he/she makes. The current one is no different. In her mind, food left over means: 1. Not enough salt 2. Not enough spice ...

යක්ෂයාගේ අඩවියට ගිය අපූරු ගමන. [ A Hike To Remember..... ] Tweet කාලෙකට පස්සෙ මහා සංචාරෙ ආයෙත් පටාන් ගත්ත ඕං… මේ පාර අපි තෝරගත්තෙ යක්ෂයාගෙ අඩවිය [Devil's Staircase] තරණය කරන්න. නඩේට පස් දෙනෙක් ඉන්නව ඔන්න. මම (දුලිත්) , හිරාන්, රසික, තාරක සහ සුරංග… වෙසක් පෝය නිවාඩුවත් එක්ක මැයි 1, 2, 3 දිනයන් වෙන්කරගත්තෙ බොහෝම ආයාසයකින්. වෙනසක් අපේක්ෂාවෙන් හිටපු මට මදි නොකියන්න ඒ වෙනස මේ පාර හම්බුවෙන්න යන්නෙ කියල නිකමට වගේ හිතුන. ...

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