The Foodie Meme!

The word “food” evokes in me a primal instinct to mark my territory on the table, crouch in a corner with my plate of food and growl at anyone who comes near. I devour my food quickly lest someone steals it from me and smack my lips and return to my normal state of mind. I black out when eating, and sometimes, don’t remember what happened. I once came out of such a black out with the thumb of my left hand in my mouth, my white shirt covered in chocolate sauce and my hair smelling of onions. It remains a mystery till today! πŸ˜€

Shefaly tagged me with this very interesting food meme, and finally, I get to show off my love for all things edible. I would best describe my culinary afflictions as: “I am, therefore I eat!” πŸ˜€

Now, lets get down to the meme, shall we!

1. What’s your favorite table?

I wouldn’t want to go over the edge and make a big clichΓ© of myself by saying “Any table with food on it!” or something on similar, drab lines. Actually, my favorite table happens to be in the corner of a cafe called Barista, on MG Road in Bangalore. It was at this table that I was sitting when I realized that my life was going in no particular direction (but down) and that I had to do something about it. So, I ordered a cold chocolate, went home and got a haircut.

2. What would you have for your last supper?

I am going to die on November 4th, 2078 at 3.49 in the evening, while walking down the road after my routine sessions in the local laughter club, where I will perform for free, just to get rid of the boredom. My heart will have weakened enough for me to say my last goodbyes that day in the club, and that afternoon, my last meal will comprise of two chicken sizzlers on BBQ sauce and a portion of potatoes. I will drink half a glass of wine and choke on the other half, and finally, realize that its time to walk out of the club one last time…

3. What’s your poison?

Keeps changing with my mood and the season, and right now, it has to be roadside Dahi Puri with extra sweet on it. For more information on Dahi Puri, take a deep breath, smack your lips in anticipation and please click here. πŸ™‚

4. Name your three desert island ingredients.

Imagination, Perseverance and the ability to eat anything remotely edible! (PS: Cast Away was supposed to feature me, but they chose some guy who was a lot thinner than me and a disgrace to foodies all over!)

5. What would you put in Room 101?

Leftovers! πŸ˜€

6. Which book gets you cooking?

No book can get me to cook! God forbid, if I cook, I shall be responsible for mass hysteria and will be arrested for intentional food poisoning! πŸ™‚

7. What’s your dream dinner party line up?

Me..! πŸ˜€

Ok, I was kidding… Dream dinner party would consist of… um… uh… let’s see… no, I think it would still be me!

8. What was your childhood teatime treat?

Tomato juice, followed by salted biscuits and half a potato bun! Sometimes, when I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, I still follow this ritual. πŸ™‚

9. What was your most memorable meal?

December 2008, New York City, Lexington Avenue, Shravana Bhavan – That meal was perhaps the best because the whole day had been spent walking around the city and my feet were aching so badly and my insignificant breakfast had long been digested! πŸ˜€

10. What was your biggest food disaster?

My roomies and I once decided to cook a South Indian delicacy called Bisi Bele Bath. Its a concoction of rice, dal and lots of spices. We called everyone over and were so proud of ourselves, when we realized that we had forgotten to add the dal…

We made up a story that we got the recipe from MySpace, and that the dish was called Ranatunga! πŸ˜€

Some people actually bought the story and liked the dish. Never been near the kitchen since!

11. What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?

My very own insipid version of chicken soup! πŸ˜€

12. Your food hero/food villian?

The food in my hand is the damsel in distress. She cries out for help and begs for mercy from the huge villain, who wants to eat her alive. The hero is no where to be seen. The villain lifts the helpless damsel and brings her close to his mouth. She can smell the foul breath and see the remains of her brothers and sisters sticking to the villain’s teeth. “Hero! Where are you?” she screams. Her screams are in vain. The villain devours her.

13. Nigella or Delia?

I don’t know what either mean and as long as they’re not some exotic, tasty food items, I don’t really care! πŸ˜€

14. Vegetarians: genius or madness?

Paranoid and morally confused! Plants have life too, you freaks! πŸ˜€

15. Fast food or fresh food?

Edible food!! πŸ˜€

16. Who would you most like to cook for?

I can’t think of anyone who has a death wish! πŸ˜€

17. What would you cook to impress a date?


18. Make a wish.

I wish every living being in this world can taste Tiramisu before he/she/it expires.

19. I tag…

Namrata, who would be doing her first tag with this one! I wish her all the best! πŸ˜€

Fruity, who seems to be bored enough and senile enough to be tagged! πŸ˜€

Suda, who seems to have gotten all techie all of a sudden! πŸ˜€

Meghana, who would be doing this as her first tag on wordpress! πŸ˜€

Rekha, who is, like me, from South India and her answers would give me a clue to my sanity! πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

23 thoughts on “The Foodie Meme!

  1. you changed your theme!!!

    anyway…ya plants too have life…i am a veggie only cause i am a veggie…i do’t like the idea of eating something with blood( but i eat my skin…er…bitin it…and sometimes i bite my lips soo much that blood comes and i drink that too….) ….
    and lol nigella is supposed to be a cook …i donno about the other one…

    and am hoping this one doesn’t come to me πŸ™‚ if it does donno how i am going to fill it…too much to think…when i eat i concentrate on the food πŸ™‚

  2. I shouldn’t actually be posting this comment on your blog right now ( according to my last post ) *ahem*
    Anywayz, you tried your hand at bisi bele bath ?? ROFL !! What the heck, you called it Ranatunga ?? OMG !! This is like the most funniest tag that i’ve ever read !

    I HATE bisi bele bath!! Wyaak…I never eat it even when mom makes @ home…I like Puliogre though πŸ˜€

    I was expecting DBC @ corner house or something like that…
    But “Tiramisu” looks DELICIOUS ! Instead of linkin these to the websites, you could’ve linked ’em directly to the pictures you know!!
    Yum !! πŸ˜€

  3. Nikhil: Super fast! Interesting answers. πŸ™‚ More when I am at my own PC. I am not used to desktop keyboards. Thanks for doing the meme, and tagging other hapless folk. Misery when spread on to others is likely to become a joy πŸ˜‰

  4. hey priya,i agree BBB sucks if not made d right way πŸ™‚ our canteen BBB sucks big time

    and nikhil,one choco pie and one DBC added to ur account πŸ˜› for tagging me honey !

  5. @Vishesh
    Yeah, I changed my theme! This one’s sexy, isn’t it?? πŸ˜€
    and nigela is cook? Hmm… ok… i’ll take your word for it! heh heh… and don’t worry, because of that biting of the lips and all, you have become an official cannibal!! πŸ˜€
    and i’m actually interested to see your answers for this! So, consider this an unofficial TAG!!! Burp!! Vishesh, you’ve been tagged! πŸ˜€

    Cunningham Road – There’s a place called Frescos, which has the best tiramisu in the world!! Go there!! πŸ˜€
    And yea, bbb was a mega-disaster!! Ranatunga rocks! πŸ˜€
    And machiii, what are u doing online anyway!!?? Go study da!! πŸ˜›

    Heh Heh Heh!! (Evil Smile!)
    This is perhaps the most thought-provoking meme I’ve been tagged with! I loved it! I actually took like a couple of hours to do this! I was thinking of what to post for the day, when you tagged me, and I dived right into it! πŸ˜€

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…. thank u thank u!! πŸ˜€
    Can i have one more? please, mommy? pleeeeeeeeeeeeese? πŸ˜€
    PS: I’m a sucker for anything to do with chocolate! I once ate three DBCs and still managed to walk upright!) πŸ˜€

  6. ” Phbbbt !!! >:P ”
    ” I’m on my Study Break kano ! ” πŸ˜€

    Btw, Frescos bagge keliddini !! I’ll def try it then !
    New Theme is Nice (:

  7. bad boy!! i should have known to hold my stupid tongue or rather fingers…!

    btw did you get the message that i have added you as an author??

  8. @ Amit : ROFL !! Awesome !! πŸ˜€

    No no, “Bisi” means HOT, “Bele” means DAL (sort of a thing) and “Bath” means RICE.
    So basically its a HOT DAL RICE. They put all vegetables in it like carrots,beans,peas,capsicum,etc etc with some 101 spices !! Its a classic Karnataka Dish.
    Its usually eaten with cucumber raita on the side as a compliment.

    *Wohoooo Whats wrong with me. To much of studying…I’m explaining so much !!*

  9. @Priya
    “Phbbbt !!!”…?????????
    HAHAHAHAAHA!!! Where the hell do you get such sounds to type? You fit in Looney Tunes, da!! πŸ˜€
    and frescos is a sakkath hangout! you get beer there! Burp! πŸ˜€

    Hahahaha!!! Good one! I really wish it was!! πŸ˜€

    Odkole…!! Thuuk hodithya!! πŸ˜€

  10. Muuummmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyy !!

    You keep shoo-ing me off ! “Big Brother !”



    Challenge !


  11. @Priya
    I was kidding!! Nooooo
    Don’t go!!!
    come back!!! πŸ˜€
    fuck the stupid list..!! come back! πŸ˜€

  12. u wil get nothing if i bcome “mommy” !!! aargh πŸ™‚

    3DBC’s are u like human? !!!

    i eat one and skip dinner usually

  13. Foodie u have tagged me abt something im least interetsed .. πŸ˜†
    Will do it anyways..thanks.. πŸ™‚
    wait till i get back to blogging after all the tours πŸ˜‰

  14. Hehehe…I know what the dish is. πŸ˜€ I have been in Chennai from the past 2 years. I know the inside out of all the “Baths”. πŸ˜€
    Thanks Priya for explaining though. πŸ™‚

  15. @Meghana
    I have an unusually large appetite! πŸ˜€
    (Psst… And don’t worry, I shooed Priya away! πŸ˜‰ )

    Come baaaaack…!! πŸ˜€

    I am eagerly waiting! πŸ˜€

    Whew, I’m glad you know about BBB… I couldn’t sleep, wondering how to explain it to u!!

  16. I want recipe for Ranatunga!!! Step by Step!! And I am sure you must be having one for Jayasuriya as well??

    duh huh
    fruity πŸ˜‰

  17. You guys have a nice discussion going in here. A search on bisibele bhath got me here and stumbled on Ranatunga ! RaNa–bloodied battlefield, maybe a better description — with no dal and all the masala making the dish crimson..

    If you eat Nikhil’s version here, you get a sweat bath as you eat it ! Eating while taking a bath maybe OK, just don’t prepare it as you are taking bath — a la Kramer in Seinfeld..

    Off to minding my business..

  18. @Fruity
    Sure, I’ll email it to u! Jayasuriya hasn’t been invented yet! I’ll keep you posted! πŸ˜€

    @Madhu Rao
    heh heh heh! Yea, I remember that episode! πŸ˜€
    Thanks for dropping by! keep visiting! πŸ™‚

  19. Thanks for tagging me Nikhil, but you will have to wait some days because I want to write it with more dedication.

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