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A Day Full of Surprises in Southern India

The Karnataka State Police showed up in force at my hotel today, and they removed me from my room. Needless to say, this was a big surprise.

It all started at about four in the morning, with a simple note slipped under my door. I only know about the time because it was marked on the […]

The Unfortunate Incident of the Indian Green Chile

The Great Chile Underground Hurricane Escape Tour Indian Food Exploration and Mad-Crazy Karnatakan Taxi Dash Bangalore Cultural Safari continued today. I was warned that Monday traffic could be an epic battle against the forces of darknessa a real challenge, so I got down to the breakfast buffet (one of my seven favorite meals of the […]

Breakfast Buffet in Bengaluru

I made it fine into Bengaluru, although it was 2 AM before I got to the hotel and got settled. A few hours of refreshing sleep and I was ready to go!

Breakfast buffet is included in my room fee, and since it was dinnertime (according to my tummy) I was ready to try out a […]

Welcome to India: Lamb Masala and German Beer

For the first time, I found out it’s possible for me to get bored in an airport.

I know you might find that odd. Your experience is probably more typical; all airports are boring. But I love travel and flying, and I avidly watch all sorts of mechanisms that fly. It was a shock to me, […]

India Tour Begins This Week

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The Chile Underground’s Monsoon Express Traveling Road Show is about to hit the road! The grand expedition begins on Wednesday next, depending.

Depending on whether Gustav interferes with our transfer in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, to be exact. Some of the weather models indicate a strong possibility […]

Curry and Cheddar: A Great Snack Pairing

Indian food usually makes use of paneer, their “national cheese.” However, you may have difficulty finding paneer where you are.

Never fear! It turns out, curry and cheddar make a great pairing. Check this recipe out:

Curry Cheddar Bits

I make these for big parties, and I try lots of different curry-mayo variations. I haven’t found one yet […]

August F-BOM: Tigers & Strawberries

It is with pride that I award the August, 2008 Food Blog of the Month to Tigers & Strawberries. I ran across this blog by accident. Well, that’s no accident, really; most of the great food blogs I read I found with that tried-and-true method. Tigers & Strawberries first caught my eye with its elegant […]

One Last Curry (For Now)

After reading through Iyer’s “660 Curries” the last couple of weeks (and that’s just enough time to skim the bloody humongous book!), I got inspired to try my hand at a dish. I was mulling over how to make it novel or unique when my daughter (the inscrutable chefette Jessica) said, “Why not try a […]