|The Flavor is in the Fat (standard:Flash, 707 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Oct 26 2010||Views/Reads: 1537/828||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A mythological figure appears in dream to help a student fed up bad cafetaria food.|
The Flavor is in the Fat Subba Rao “I heard your heart wrenching experiences with bad cafeteria food,” said Lord Bhim, a mythological figure and the master of culinary art. “That is true, as you can see state of my body from eating bad food.” “How about state of your mind?” “My poor grades would attest for that.” “I would teach culinary art so your life will turn around for good,” assured Lord Bhim. “Sir, I am honored to be your disciple,” Juggernaut fell flat on the ground with his arms stretching forward. “You are born vegetarian.” “True, it was a mistake.” “Why?” “This born vegetarianism was a big humbug for me; I am a gypsy at heart and plan to travel around the world so I would like to prepare myself to experiment with foods of all nations that include meats of all kinds.” “Well, chicken, lamb, pork, goat, and fish shall encompass all the meat dishes.” “I would also add exotic and wild animals of the forest as well.” “I had the experience of living in forest under duress for several years, cooking game meat is a challenge but what you have in mind,” Lord Bhim is a man of wisdom. “Say wild boar or mountain goat, in case of eventuality I want to make a meal of any animal.” “Good thinking; but let's start with a quintessential vegetarian dish; stuffed eggplant curry.” Juggernaut added a little oil into the pot before placing the baby eggplants stuffed with a special spice mixture known only to top chefs like Lord Bhim. “Add more, lot more oil,” instructed Lord Bhim. “But this is vegetarian cooking known for healthy life style, adding excess oil makes it greasy and unhealthy dish,” Juggernaut protested. “Without grease, a spice is just an aromatic inert plant material; only oil can bring out the flavor from the spice to the taste buds; so add more oil,” demanded Lord Bhim. Juggernaut followed the instructions and placed the stuffed raw eggplants into the pot with abundance of hot oil. The taste of stuffed eggplant oozing with flavorful spices was a gastronomical delight. “Right now I can eat a large bowl of steamed white rice with this curry,” cried Juggernaut. “Add a spoonful of clarified butter to it, it will be heaven,” added Lord Bhim. “Again, more grease.” “Listen and learn; only grease can bring out the flavorful mouth-feel effect.” “Jack fruit is readily available in our area, while ripe fruit is delicious, I love to eat shredded curried green Jack fruit,” expressed Juggernaut. Click here to read the rest of this story (45 more lines)
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