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Finger lickin' good?

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:37 pm

A delivery of fresh chicken in Delhi.

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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby Duck » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:13 pm

Great insight into daily life in India. If you want a good laugh just picture this happening here in America. Can you imagine some housewife getting her chicken dinner like this? :lol:
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Duck wrote:... Can you imagine some housewife getting her chicken dinner like this? :lol:

Duck, you need to update your 1950's stereotype references :p

Graham, always fascinating to compare cultures in so basic a human need as food. The contradictions in India with Hinduism and worship of cattle adds another level of provocative thought.

My own contradiction is that I greatly love, respect and appreciate wildlife while happily purchasing the plastic wrapped, faceless "meat" at the grocery, and while I studiously avoid any documentary about treatment of animals in slaughterhouses.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm

LindaShorey wrote:[...] Graham, always fascinating to compare cultures in so basic a human need as food. The contradictions in India with Hinduism and worship of cattle adds another level of provocative thought.

My own contradiction is that I greatly love, respect and appreciate wildlife while happily purchasing the plastic wrapped, faceless "meat" at the grocery, and while I studiously avoid any documentary about treatment of animals in slaughterhouses.

Graham, Your picture is wonderful and I completely agree with Linda on both counts. I know a few vegetarians (not vegans) who made the decision on ethical grounds. I am too much a carnivore to switch, but I also try not to overthink it, not if I want to stay a carnivore. I cannot personally imagine doing what must be done to a live chicken, never mind, say, a cow. It took a long time before I could deal with fish I caught. I can, but I don't really like it.
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby Duck » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:11 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Duck, you need to update your 1950's stereotype references :p

Stereotypes make for funny visuals.

My grandfather was a chef and a better cook than my grandmother. I inherited his love of cooking and I am, by far, a better cook than my wife (and she'll admit as much). And, no, she doesn't mind that one bit. :D
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:47 pm

Where the power supply is notoriously unreliable in many places and refrigeration equipment to hold of stocks of perishables is prohibitively expensive, slaughter at point of sale is the safest option. The Indian housewife is very particular about the freshness of the food she buys.
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 pm

:lol:
Duck wrote:
LindaShorey wrote:Duck, you need to update your 1950's stereotype references :p

Stereotypes make for funny visuals.

My grandfather was a chef and a better cook than my grandmother. I inherited his love of cooking and I am, by far, a better cook than my wife (and she'll admit as much). And, no, she doesn't mind that one bit. :D


I have just cooked tarka dal for Rosemary and myself :D

I would eat Indian food every day given the chance :fart: :rofl:
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby Duck » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:41 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Where the power supply is notoriously unreliable in many places and refrigeration equipment to hold of stocks of perishables is prohibitively expensive, slaughter at point of sale is the safest option. The Indian housewife is very particular about the freshness of the food she buys.

I was born and raised in Nicaragua (Central America). I can still remember the food vendors that came by in the early morning with everything from breads and milk to fruits and vegetables to meats. The produce was carried in big baskets balanced on heads or pushed in two wheeled carts. Nothing beat fresh food. That's one thing I do miss about that place.
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby minniev » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:12 am

Great street shot Graham, and cultural explication. It reminds me of the chicken trucks we see here, only in a shop.

I am old enough and "country" enough to remember chickens who turned from yard birds into Sunday dinner in a couple of short hours. My grandmother, who was a gentrified lady with a college education and a career as a professional violinist, could wring a chicken neck without batting an eye, cook her and eat her wings with enthusiasm shortly thereafter. I loved to play with the chickens but I knew of their potential fate from an early age.
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Re: Finger lickin' good?

Postby St3v3M » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:33 am

I love the look of this! It's powerful in its storytelling and invokes memories of a life that isn't that far off in our own history here. When's dinner? S-
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