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"In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision"

June 14, 2007




One month and four years ago, I embarked on post-University life with only one mission in mind: To bake a cake. My epicurean activator and muse extraordinaire, Baneeya, had taken to seducing my oven-phobic Indian kundi with sugary dreams. My sweet tooth ached with longing, and whiffs of freshly-baked moistness, simply slathered in cream, haunted my every waking move. After tearing my diploma out of some dude's grip and shaking Ian Handsome-man-singh's hand for a second too long, I got the hell out of Dodge and rode into Baneeya's city with my life's belongings and a one-way ticket to the Middle East.

What followed was a blissed out week of friends, goodbyes, trivial pursuit marathons, drunken arm-wrestling, and eating cake for dinner. While playing sous to her chef, Baneeya guided me through the various intricacies of baking a perfect triple-layered carrot/maple/ginger concoction. Something like this. Evidently, I'm still talking about that cake.

My culinary skills have improved since then. I now fall closer to the "knows what she's doing" marker, as opposed to "fumbling". But I am nowhere near chef status. And I need another lesson in baking. Slippery slope, that. I can't bake on the regular lest I give myself and my loved ones coronary disease. A special occasion is needed.


Baneeya says:

I'm hoping to take a train to T.O. on Thurs. Aug. 16th.

Actually, I just realized that what we should do is make another cake!! We'll make a feast!

I recently created a peach-avocado-serrano chili salsa to eat with grilled chicken, fish, or just nay-chose. Delicious. Also, I made strawberry icecream yesterday...


Good lord. Like being taken to church by a sinner.

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posted by Neha
3:26 PM

11 Comments:

Blogger Paresh said...

You know, anything that good sounding, cannot possibly help you keep the weight off.

That silly statement being said, welcome back :) Periodic as it may be.

6/14/2007 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger youngflizzy said...

You need to step your cake game up. This is because your skills should be top-notch and my belly should be about a notch bigger.

Correct.

Start with chocorate.

Merci (in advance).

6/17/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous boot said...

culinarylingus!
eat it eat it ! wHat wHat....
death by infoodification was ordained by the highest order to be the most noble and disgusting fashion in ones perish.

did you buy a domain? www.currylingus.com no worky.

mine has changed! you should change the link in the blog pound from aztlan to http://bootwala.net

6/21/2007 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger Neha said...

Hmmm, currylingus.com seems to be working for me. try again, nah? i'll change your link, thanks..

6/22/2007 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous boot said...

solved. the URL you left your comment with had https:// instead of http:// i didnt see that until just now.

6/23/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Jeet said...

thanks for making me drool on my desk with that pic.
i need a sugar iv

6/28/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger sand nigga said...

mmm

looks tasty

7/19/2007 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger Paresh said...

*sigh* and again, she is gone

8/04/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neha, if you're single and willing, may we date?

8/14/2007 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

epicurian I think should be epicurean . Other than that, I'm haveing a strong craving for chocolate cake with vanilla icing.

10/04/2007 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Neha said...

Thank you, Anonymous, I'm surprised it took ten comments for someone to point out the huge piece of spinach stuck in my teeth. Much obliged :-)

10/04/2007 07:44:00 PM  

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