If this cookbook is sitting in your kitchen I can assure you will be thinking, cooking and eating Lankan for a long long time. Thats the kind of spell it had put me under honestly. I went through my prized possession which I thankfully bought 2 of, eyeballed every single page, the photographs, the inspirational cuisine, the interesting spurts of writing scattered evenly; and I was injected with the Lankan bug. I cooked and dreamt of Lankan food for a whole 2 weeks. Not necessarily any specific recipes, but I had a natural reflex to reach for the freshly grated coconut while stirring any of my brewing gravy’s; I constantly tried to manipulate fruits to stand in my dish as veggies and everything had a spiced craze to it.
I had gone to the fish market that morning and the bug was still in my system. I concocted a recipe the previous night and thought to give it a try. It involved pineapples, coconut, Sri Lankan spicy curry mix, a bread crumb mix and a gorgeous shari. It tasted amazing; I can’t specifically show you how wonderful it felt on my tongue… the divine combination of the tangy mango coconut mixture along with the asparagus, beans and the supple fish that just fell off the bone, but I sure can show you
Following up on my last post a delayed announcement for the 2 food bloggers who won some Sri lankan goodies I picked up; one that I guarantee will be bitten by the bug is Ms Didi from D for Delicious; and the second Ms Abigail Concepcion Caidoy (who currently has her handful with a delicious baby, but) who will also enjoy the ethnic design of these beautiful spoons from My Nappy Tales.