This Friday’s meal, coincidentally my birthday, no, I’m not telling you how old I am…is a dinner exploring the six senses…
A Japanese ceviche fish course with the sounds of the sea…will it heighten the experience? Does it taste fresher?
Brinjal and Tinda curry
Cachumber…an Indian salad
You eat with your hands as they do in India. People say food tastes better if you can feel the texture, get physically close to your food.
Actually Indians eat with their fingers not the palm. Use your right hand, it is impolite to use the left. (Not sure if this is still the case for left handers).
Using all five fingers work the rice plus the curries or dahl into a ball. They will help the rice become sticky enough to form a ball.
Gather this up onto the tips using the thumb.
Bring your hand to your mouth.
Feel your food…
This course could be controversial….I’m serving two of the smelliest foods known to man: Stinking Bishop cheese and Durian fruit. The former is one of the most odorous cheeses on the planet, but actually tastes quite mild. The latter is adored in the East but is too challenging for Western noses. It smells…”like a morgue suffering from a power cut” but tastes sweet. Bring your own clothes peg.
Or lack of it. For this course, dessert, my guests will be blindfolded. The Marmarati donated the masks, sourced at a sex shop! I’m not telling you what it is, guests will have to use their sixth sense…
Is the taste more intense?