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The Flavor is in the Fat (standard:Flash, 707 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Oct 26 2010Views/Reads: 2627/1584Story 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.” 


“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 

“Well, chicken, lamb, pork, goat, and fish shall encompass all the meat

“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

“Jack fruit is readily available in our area, while ripe fruit is
delicious, I love to eat shredded curried green Jack fruit,” expressed 

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