Friday, December 2, 2011

Pappettan talks about 5 senses

If you are wondering who Pappettan is, click on this link and find out.

If you have taken your non-Indian friends to an Indian restaurant, you have been in this situation already. Everything is hunky-dory till the menu arrives; at times even after ordering the food. But somewhere between entering the restaurant and eating the aromatic delicious food, this question pops up. "Do I eat with my hands?". Frankly, I hate to be asked this question because I do not have a good answer. What do you tell your friends?

This is where Pappettan is unique. Like all of us, he is in a restaurant when somebody asks this question. He looks at the person who asked the question and replies earnestly, "We prepare our food with a lot of care. As you know, we use a lot of spices". At this point, Pappettan pauses. Everyone is looking at him eagerly. He continues, "Spices are to be experienced with all 5 senses.". There is another pause after which he concludes, "Touch is one of the five senses".

Five minutes after this conversation, everyone around the table is eating using their hands.



13 comments:

  1. i do love Pappetan-just wish i could have the guts to say this-will try next time!

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  2. @ConfusedYuppie - Thanks. Let me know if it worked for you!

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  3. @Everlost - I agree as I have seen the effect of it on others. :)

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  4. haha gr8 reply..v also use hand as spoon.typical madrasi..hahah..but globallll..haha..nana..thanks yar for yr kind words..thanks for being such a good friend...

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  5. hahah super answer..thanks nona..for being such a nice friend..best wishes always..

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  6. @Ramesh - You are welcome. :)

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  7. @Sujatha - :) Pappettan is all that and more

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