With regional cuisines coming to the forefront, the appreciable thing that has happened is that we are now more aware as an audience and can figure out which dish belongs to which region, now when we spot it on a menu. Last night, Chef Praveen Anand of @itchotels
took a few of us on a culinary tour of Jaffna, Kayalpatnam and Pondicherry at the #Kadaloram
festival being held in @itcmaratha.
Kadaloram means “of the coast” and the festival focuses on these three regions of the Tamil Nadu coast and of Jaffna from northern Sri Lanka, which has more Tamil influence in its food than Sri Lankan. Not just for the food, but you should attend this festival to soak in the knowledge of Chef Anand who had done thorough research and takes you on an anecdotal tour of the cuisine. 🌴🌴🌴
The festival is till 24th November 2018.
“On to the next!”
It seems that’s one of the slogans of our generation. I have definitely seen it in my life: on to the next adventure, on to the next job, on to the next relationship, or on to the next friend that never fails nor offends me... oh sorry that got a little too real there, huh? 😬
But that’s the problem. In what is largely a positive effort to be future-focused, we miss opportunities of quiet reflection and appreciation like in this photo. We miss hour-long conversations that are fully focused on just knowing someone better. We miss major opportunities to grow because we move on whenever a person or situation is “too difficult” for our definition of “too long.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love spontaneity, adventure and new people so much. And change can absolutely be necessary. But if those things cost my core community/values, my ability to be present where I am, or deep, quality friendships then it is not worth it.
We were created by God to makes moves to be sure, but at our core, we are made to be known. If we always value the unknown over the known, what we know will never mean much to us and what we don’t won’t satisfy. As for me, I’ve made a commitment: Before I rush “on to the next,” I will fight to fully value and be “here.” Won’t you join me?