Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is wiser not to stir them.
Did you know?
In 2011, Somalia's Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab, banned the humble samosa apparently because its triangular shape supposedly resembled the Christian Holy Trinity.
Until around the 20th century, the cow was considered sacred (and beef taboo) in Japan, China, and other parts of South East Asia. It was also similarly considered in Ancient Egypt.
The British breakfast dish of Kedgeree, which consists of rice, smoked haddock, eggs, parsley, and butter or cream, is said to have been adapted from the Indian Kichidi.
Curry is considered to be one of the national dishes of Japan. It was introduced by the British in the late 19th century, and, until relatively recently, was believed to be a Western dish.
A popular dish of Kenya is Kachumbari, a fresh tomato and onion salad. The dish (and the word) is derived from the Hindi Kachumber (or Koshumbri).
Tomatoes and potatoes, staples of Indian cuisine, were not present in India before European colonisation. They are native to the New World, the Americas which were discovered only in the 15th century.
Ledikeni, a Gulab Jamun-like Bengali sweet, was named after Lady Canning, the popular wife of Governor General Canning. It is apparently a slightly larger version of the Pantua.