A Malaysian Blog about Food, Family and Friends – by Lyrical Lemongrass
Last weekend was a busy time for the Lemongrass family as we bustled about the kitchen making traditional Deepavali goodies to be served on Deepavali Day. As usual, I arrived equipped with my cameras, ready to document each step for the benefit of my readers. “LL! Stop taking photographs and help out!” yelled my mum. [...]
To my Hindu readers, Happy Deepavali! The kolam is an apt design to start off the celebration with. It is a design drawn on the floor and filled in with coloured rice powder as a sign of welcome and prosperity. The festival is celebrated with lamps and lights, signifying the victory of good over evil. [...]
I love Indian sweets. In my university days, my father would drive all the way to Jai Hind in Masjid India to buy my favourite Indian sweetmeat, pal kova (no relation to pavlova), to make up for chucking me in a hostel run by a tyrant Master for four years. I’d nibble on the precious [...]
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.