Zaiqa

There is a great conversation between RJ the Racoon and the other critters in the film ‘Over the Hedge‘ albeit exaggerated.

RJ:
[showing the other animals around the houses] They *always* got food with them. We eat to live – these guys live to eat! Let me show you what I’m talking about!

[as he speaks he shows the other animals what humans do]

RJ:
The human mouth is called a ‘piehole’, the human being is called a ‘couch potato’.

[signifies telephone]

RJ:
*That* is a device to summon food.

[signifies doorbell]

RJ:
That is one of the many voices of food.

[signifies front door]

RJ:
*That* is the portal for the passing of food.

[signifies delivery truck]

RJ:
*That* is one of the many food transportation vehicles. Humans bring
the food, take the food, ship the food, they drive food, they wear the
food!
[signifies microwave]

RJ:
*That* gets the food hot!

[signifies refrigerator]

RJ:
*That* keeps the food cold!

[signifies pinata]

RJ:
*That*… I’m not sure what that is.

[kids break the piñata and Verne yells]

RJ:
Well, what do you know? FOOD!

[signifies table where family prays before dinner]

RJ:
*That* is the altar where they WORSHIP food!

[signifies advert for Seltzer]

RJ:
That’s what they eat when they’ve eaten TOO MUCH food!

[signifies treadmill]

RJ:
*That* gets rid of the guilt so they can eat MORE FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOOOOD! So, you think they have enough?

[everybody nods]

RJ:
Well, they don’t. For humans, enough is *never* enough! And what do
they do with the stuff they don’t eat? They put it in gleaming silver
cans, just for us!
[opens the thrash cans and throws them]

RJ:
Dig in!

Two Indian cities come to my mind when I think of places that have the biggest variety of food available – Mumbai (the variety in cuisines & budget itself is mindboggling) and Hyderabad (just for the vertical in Irani and Andhra cuisines).

Anyways so this is a pimping post for an awesome Hyderabadi cuisine blog I just encountered at HydBlogs. – Zaiqa. I just hope to atleast tryout cooking some of these. Yummy!