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Eating street food at home

March 19, 2005

Losing the fear of street food in one simple lunch. The lesson is ‘presentation is everything’. The Nomadic Banquet workshop participants dig in to street tucker. All of the dishes for this meal were gleaned from within a 200 meter radius of Nomadic Banquet HQ. It was the first time in a week that I witnessed one of the DAI students eat heartily.

One of the groups in the workshop I led (titled Nomadic Banquet), was titled Ecocnomy/Value. They decided to see if they could barter for lunch and approached the ‘Paratha Guy’ they had met earlier in the day with some Dutch Dominoes (type Jip and Janneke from the Hema) to see if he would trade 7 parathas (pan bread with filling; potato, herbs and spring onion, paneer) for the dominoes. Although he eventually did decide to trade the dominoes for the parathas, he did so begrudgingly. A day later during another visit the Paratha Guy tossed the wooden box of dominoes to his neighbour, Chai Guy, saying, ‘You’d better learn how to use these…’

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1 Comment »

  1. “Hunger is the best sauce.”

    (Cervantes in Don Quixote)

    Comment by dad — April 18, 2005 @ 1:59

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