It speaks to the creativity and imagination of a people that utilizing the natural bounty around them—the seeds, nuts, fruits, roots, leaves and bark of plants and trees–they could create a cuisine as pleasing to the palate as it is healthy and satisfying to the soul. Popularly known as ‘rice and curry’ among Sri Lankans … Continue reading Sri Lankan Food 101: An Intro to “Rice & Curry”
A fiery Chilaw Crab Curry as prepared by Leela (see story below) Continue reading crab curry
Leela has been a member of my family for the last 32 years, yet I know virtually nothing about her. She has been there through the death of my uncle and the birth of my cousin’s two children. She has been there through richer and poorer, good times and bad, in sickness and in … Continue reading Leela
Chances are you’ve never heard of the smash bowler Lasith Malinga; unless, of course, you are either Sri Lankan; or a follower of that most genteel of sports, cricket. This thoroughly British institution was exported to her colonies like the penchant for tea or driving on the wrong side of the road, and no self-respecting … Continue reading Just A Friendly Game of Cricket
To one and all–the lovers of food and culture, for the best way to learn about a culture is through its food. It’s always worked this way for me, and after seeing my share of this lovely planet (and leaving a trail of crumbs in my wake), last year, I finally set my sights on … Continue reading WELCOME!