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Flavor Curry with Canadian Bacon (standard:humor, 566 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Oct 27 2010Views/Reads: 2550/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Indian curry spice sometimes needs Canadian bacon to enhance its flavor

Flavor Curry with Canadian Bacon 

Subba Rao 

“Well, let me bestow upon you the title ‘Mac' and from now onwards you
will be addressed as McMurthy,' proclaimed Juggernaut addressing his 
cousin Mr. Murthy whose hairdo in his younger  days was thick like 
canopy of a rain forest, but now more like a tumble weed on barren 

“What I did to deserve this title?” puzzled Mr. Murthy. 

“For starters, you know America is the birth place of Mc Donald's,” “For
people of significant accomplishments we Americans bestow the title 
‘Mac',” “since you are person of Indian origin that set foot on Arctic 
for research, I bestow upon the title ‘Mac.'” The title ‘Mac' in 
America is like ‘sir' in England.” “If it makes you happy to know, the 
first Prime Minister of Canada was John Macdonald in 1867.” 

“I am honored,” McMurthy was thankful for the unexpected honor bestowed
on him by his visiting cousin. The last time he visited Canada was when 
Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister 30 years ago. 

“Decades ago when your team discovered subtle effects of greenhouses
gases on climate change on Arctic you should have raised hell rather 
than writing research papers quietly,” complained Juggernaut. 

“Well, we scientists need proof, lots of it before we make any strong
public pronouncements,” McMurthy was sincere. 

“Well, you know what happened to housing market in the United States,
when prominent economists failed to alarm the public on sub-prime 
lending practices in time,” Juggernaut tried to compare the current 
catastrophic  climate changes with collapse of housing market in the 
United States. 

“True, we should have been more aggressive in educating the people on
the perils of pumping excessive greenhouse gases into the atmosphere 
from burning too much fossil fuel,” McMurthy was apologetic now. 

“How you all survived on Arctic for weeks while conducting research?” 

“Besides other measures, we chewed on Canadian bacon all the time,” 

“You mean, like chew tobacco.” 

“Yes, but we don't spit it out like in chew tobacco, instead we swallow
the warm and greasy, flavored saliva.” 

“That's gross.” 

“Not if you are living in a shack on a glacier for weeks.” 

“The fat from the bacon would keep you warm and the flavor rich bacon is
like paan massala for an Indian like you,” Juggernaut concluded. 

“For crying out loud, you should have thrown a piece of Canadian bacon
in Sambar (spicy stew made with split pea paste and various vegetables) 
you made for lunch,” shouted Juggernaut. 

“Add bacon to Sambar?” 

“Yes, bacon will add a twist to the curry flavor of Sambar and bacon fat
provides mouth feel, the Sambar stew lacks. Besides, people relish 
chewing a strip of bacon well after eating Sambar rice, like chewing a 
stick of moringa tree drumstick vegetable boiled in Sambar.” 

“You Americans are creative when it comes to good eating,” complimented

“We Americans may be obese, in my own case, lot of belly fat, but we are
always creative” Juggernaut rubbed his fat belly with his palm in a 
circular motion in clockwise direction. 

“Cooking Sambar with a piece of Canadian bacon would be a new beginning
in Indian culinary art,” noted McMurthy and made some handwritten notes 
hoping to do research on the benefits of adding Canadian bacon in 
Indian cooking, a second career he is looking forward once he retires 
at the end of the year after a long service. 


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